At the end of the tournament, it was amateur player Helen Briem who won the Montauban Ladies Open, a tournament sanctioned by LETAS, overtaking Australian Kelsey Bennett, leader since the first round. Defeated in the playoff last week by Perrine Delacour, Helen Briem this time won victory and her first professional tournament. Marine Griffaut and Ariane Klotz finished as the best tricolors, in fourth position, four shots from victory.

Helen Briem wins the Montauban Ladies Open

Helen Briem wins the Montauban Ladies Open – via Instagram @montauban_ladies_open

Helen Briem, a young 18-year-old German player, shone among the pros on Sunday June 9. Starting three strokes behind Australian leader Kelsey Bennett, Briem finally won the Montauban Ladies Open with a final card of 69 (-3). After missing victory last week against Perrine Delacour on the LET, Helen Briem this time hangs her name on the prize list of a professional tournament.

Swiss Tiffany Arafi finished second. Kelsey Bennett, leader since the first round, stalled at the end of the first leg with a bogey at 9 followed by a bogey at 10, then by a double bogey on the par 5 of 12. With a final round in 74 (+ 2), she finally ends her week in 3rd place.

Marine Griffaut and Ariane Klotz take fourth place in the standings in Montauban. Getting off to a good start with two birdies on her first two holes, Griffaut climbed to second position, but was unable to maintain this pace. The former winner, having recently renounced her amateur status, nevertheless produced a great performance for her first time among the pros.

Charlotte Liautier, Lucie Andre and Vanessa Bouvet finished in the top 20 of this LETAS tournament, in 16th position at +2 total.

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