In an exciting final round of the VP Bank Swiss Ladies, Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul won her second title in the 2021 Ladies European Tour season.
The 18-year-old hit four shots from the lead after the second round at Holzhäusern Golf Park, but started her last round excellently. Four birdies on the top nine drive Thitikul to the top of the standings when she makes the turn in 31.
The Thai star played alongside Norway’s Marianne Skarpnord, who drew the teenager after 15 holes tied with the duo. But it was back-to-back birds at 16 and 17 that ensured Thitikul took the clubhouse’s lead of 16 under par, and no one could catch her when she secured her fourth LET title.
‘I hit a lot of good shots there and I gave myself a lot of chances to make birdies. I rolled the wells very well today and I made a lot of them, ”said the Race to Costa del Sol leader in 2021. ‘I worked very hard with my coach last year, and I think all the results tell me that I work in a good way, and that it is bearing fruit. I am so glad to achieve another victory. ”
At the Aramco Team Series – London it was Skarpnord who beat the young star in a play-off match at Centurion Club, but this time the Norwegian Thitikul could not get the upper hand. A round of 68, which included five birdies and one bogey, meant she finished in second place at 15-under.
Home favorites Kim Metraux and amateur Elena Moosmann finished the tournament tied for third place on 14-under figure. Moosmann made the turn in 32 after catching up with three birdies, despite dropping two shots on the back.
Metraux had part of the overnight lead, but started her round with a bogey on the first, she submitted a birdie on 10 before dropping another shot on 11. Another birdie on 14, has the Swiss star at 14-under-par and her T3 drop finish is her best result of the 2021 season.
In the race to Costa del Sol in 2021, Thitikul’s second win of the season means she has increased her advantage at the top of the standings, and she now has 2,887.46 points from 13 tournaments.