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Agathe Laisne wins European Ladies Championship
Agathe Laisne <br>(Texas Athletics Photo)
Agathe Laisne
(Texas Athletics Photo)
Switzerland (July 29, 2017) - As the leaders struggled during the final round of the European Ladies Championship Agathe Laisne surged with a last day bogey-free 5-under 67 to tally a one-stroke victory over Switzerland native Albane Valenzuela.

Laisne, of France, began the day eight-strokes back but as Valenzuela, the overnight leader faltered with a 4-over 76 the incoming Texas freshman was able to capitalize.

The first birdie of the day for Laisne dropped on No. 8 and despite a 1-under 34 front nine she still appeared well out of the mix. However, on the back nine Laisne really got things going with consecutive birdies on Nos. 11-13 to reach 7-under, thus setting the state for what ultimately proved to be the winning birdie on No. 18.

Laisne, 8-under for the tournament, started the week with a consecutive 1-over 73's before rebounding with a 5-under 67 in the third round that gave her a chance on Saturday.

Valenzuela, who represented Switzerland in the Olympics last year, had a chance to force a playoff but she bogeyed the 17th and parred the closing par-5.

Morgane Metraux finished third at 6-under, Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir was fourth at 5-under while in fifth it was Carlotta Ricolfi, Dorthea Forbrigid and Zhen Bonton at 3-under.

ABOUT THE European Ladies Championship

The premier ladies championship in Continental Europe, conducted by the European Golf Association, which is comprised of 38 member countries. 72 hole stroke play format.

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Results For European Ladies Championship
1FranceAgathe LaisneFrance150073-73-67-67=280
2SwitzerlandAlbane ValenzuelaSwitzerland100070-67-68-76=281
3SwitzerlandMorgane MetrauxSwitzerland70071-70-72-69=282
4IcelandGudrun BjorgvinsdottirIceland70069-70-75-69=283
T5ItalyCarlotta RicolfiItaly70072-75-70-68=285

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