Santi Tarrio shines in the historic triumph of the Swedish Linn Grant in the Scandinavian Mixed

Linn Grant (-24) has made history by becoming the first woman to win a mixed tournament sanctioned by the DP World Tour and the Ladies European Tour. In the second edition of Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixedevent in which Henrik Stenson Y Annika Sorenstam They act as hosts (there was another test with a similar format between the Challenge Tour, the Senior and the LET), the Swedish golfer has given a game recital to prevail with… nine shots ahead!

Granddaughter and daughter of golfers, Linn Grant, who will turn 23 on June 20, has burst into professional golf with a tremendous force. Since last August he left his amateur stage behind, he has won a tournament of the LET Access Seriesthree of Sunshine Ladies Tour and, as of today, three of the Ladies European Touralso having time to remove the card from the LPGA in the final qualifying series in December. A palm grove to which he now adds a feat to remember.

The Swedish player, who started the last round in the Halmstad Golf Club of Tylsand With a two-shot margin in the classification, he sentenced the tournament with an extraordinary start. Five birdies in his first six holes nullified any comeback attempt by his rivals until he completed an impressive round of 64 shots, eight under par, the best of the week in the tournament, to add a new title to his account, receive the largest check of his professional career ($333,330) and take the lead in the Race to Costa del Sol.

The organization prepared a field with different tees for men and women, trying to achieve maximum equality. To do this, he advanced the starting position of the girls (a field about 1,000 meters shorter in total than that of the boys) with the intention that they all play similar clubs and configuring a ‘rough’ not excessively dense so that the strength had less relevance in recoveries, thus avoiding excessive differences between genders.

A format that Linn Grant, with her boyfriend as caddy (the second time she’s won with him in the bag), she’s made the most of it from the start. And especially on the weekend, with cards of 68 and 64 shots without committing a single bogey. A recital with the driver from the tee, always risking, with the irons, making birdie options over and over again, and with the putter, where practically until the end of his round he has been absolutely infallible. For the memory will be his eagle on Saturday 11, kicking from more than 20 meters, where he started his way to the leadership that he did not let escape.

The party for the Swedish fans, who have responded throughout the week (more than 30,000 spectators in total on the field), has been total thanks to the final reaction of one of the hosts, Henrik Stenson (-15)with three birdies in his last eight holes, two in a row to close his round, which have allowed him to climb to second place, tied with the Scotsman Mark Warren (-15)which came back today with a round of 65 strokes, the second best of the day after the winner.

Santi Tarrio, a fourth place with a lot of value

For the Spanish, lights and shadows. The Galician Santiago Tarrio (-14) found in these last 18 holes the success that he had not had the two previous rounds and with a great round of 67 shots that could have been even better if he had not missed a couple of very well shot putts that did not want to enter, he reached fourth place tied , third tied for the purpose of ranking points for the Race to Dubai. A result with which to climb more than 40 positions, to be close to 75th place in the general classification, taking a giant step to keep the card.

Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez (-12), for his part, experienced the bitter side of golf. For much of the last round I was fighting for second place. He left fantastic shots, like his birdie from eight meters at 4, another putting from the antegreen at 5 and, above all, an absolute genius throughout. It looks, finding an impossible gap between the trees at 6, for his third consecutive birdie. But two bogeys in a row stopped him in his tracks. The worst, however, came in 17th, where a bad start to an impossible area ended up costing him a double bogey with which he fell to tied 10th position.

Nacho Elvira (-9), with 70 strokes to close his tournament, better two places to finish tied for 20th place. While the Catalan Peace Marf (+6)the only Spanish woman to make it through the court, said goodbye to this historic Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed with a return of 77 strokes to occupy the 67th position. A tournament to remember in which Linn Grantbefore her parents, who followed her round in full, claimed the constant growth of women’s golf to make history.

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