Big congrats to Marion Ricordeau, the winner of the 2012 Terre Blanche Ladies Open. The Biarritz-based french pro shot a scorching -5 on the front nine of the “le Riou” course at Four Seasons Provence and never looked back on her way to the win.
Probably not well-known (yet) internationally, Marion is one to watch this year. She played through injury at the end of of 2011 and during 2012 Q school, where she just missed earning a full card on the LET. Now fully recovered, her mind is in the right place and no doubt (at least in my mind) that her win at Terre Blanche is a sign of what’s ahead.
The runnerup, Australia’s Rebecca Flood, was equally impressive on the week and was the only legitimate challenger on the final day. Rebecca tore up Terre Blanche on day 2, dominating on the greens despite difficult pin placements, challenging reads, and ultra-fast (11.5 on the stimpmeter) speeds.
And the amateurs who competed also impressed. One of the great things about the collaboration between the LET Access Series and the Generali Ladies Tour is that it in many ways becomes a showcase of the top french amateurs. So here are a few more photos, focused on the younger competitors at Terre Blanche.
We’re still busy publishing photos from the weekend. So check out our gallery here at DLM from the tournament for the complete set of photos. But also watch for our photos on the LET Access Series website and LETAS Facebook page.
And yes, we were shooting a bit of video during the week, so we’ll be publishing a reel from Terre Blanche later this week. It will be truly a reel rather than highlights, since it’s a bit difficult to cover full holes with video and photos. But hopefully it will give everyone a taste from the tournament and show the great golf that we saw.