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Tan takes the spoils at Kenya Women Open – Golf Information


Shannon Tan created historical past on the Kenya Women Open after changing into first lady from Singapore to win on the Women European Tour.

The 19-year-old began the day in a share of the lead alongside Italy’s Alessandra Fanali on nine-under-par at Vipingo Ridge. Tan rolled in birdies on holes two, three and 5 to place herself in pole place earlier than dropping a shot on the sixth.

Nonetheless, she made one other birdie on seven earlier than making a bogey on the eighth and her last birdie got here on 11 for a spherical of 70  to seal a four-shot victory over Italy’s Alessandra Fanali with a complete of 12-under-par.

“It was fairly shut between us till gap 16, there was just one or two pictures distinction the entire time,” mentioned Tan. “It was battle she gave me. I nonetheless caught to my gameplan all through. I simply tried to hit each fairway and each inexperienced I can – that was my gameplan all through the entire day and that’s the way it stayed.”

{The teenager} secured her full LET card at Qualifying College in December whereas nonetheless an novice and was making her first begin on the LET as a professional. It’s the second skilled victory for Tan in her profession, after she received the Singapore Women Masters on the China LPGA Tour in July 2023, however her first since turning skilled.

She defined: “It was a troublesome choice to start with, however I’m glad I made it now! It’s factor as a result of juniors again house understand it’s doable and that something is feasible, and it could push them somewhat bit and encourage them.

“I’ll go into each occasion with the identical mindset and goal and simply attempting to do my finest and simply management the controllables. I can’t management what different individuals do, however simply what I can do. I’ll simply attempt to keep on with my gameplan all through the season.”

Fanali’s disappointing closing 74 noticed her should accept second place, whereas a gaggle of 5 gamers – Manon De Roey, Ana Peláez Trivino, Alice Hewson, Nataliya Guseva and Chiara Tamburlini – shared third on four-under.

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