De Bock trailblazes her way to European Ladies' Amateur title
Savannah de Bock
L-R: Charlotte Heath, Savannah de Bock, Ines Arches
has won the 2022 European Ladies' Amateur Championship at Golf de Saint-Germain in France.
The Belgian player entered the final round tied for the lead with England's Charlotte Heath
The pair both played brilliant golf in the final round, exchanging birdies and the lead, multiple times.
France's Ines Arches played her way into contention with a round of 67 (-5). She got within just one shot of the lead on the back-nine, but couldn't keep up with the two leaders and would have to settle for the bronze medal with a total of -17.
A second bogey-free round of the week from Charlotte Heath with six birdies totaled 66 (-6) for the day and -19 for the tournament. De Bock answered all the questions asked of her, posting the same score to send the championship into a playoff.
The first three holes, played in aggregate, were all parred by both players.
Ultimately a rare mistake from Heath, who had made just two blemishes on her cards all week up until the fourth playoff hole, decided the championship. The English player's approach into the first hole flew long. She was unable to get up and down, allowing De Bock to two-putt for a par, and the European title.
The win is the biggest of the 16-year-old's young career and earns her a special prize. The victory grants her an exemption to the AIG Women's Open at Muirfield in August. De Bock also becomes just the second Belgian player to win the trophy and the first in 34 years.
ABOUT THE European Ladies Amateur
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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