Agathe Laisne won Florida’s Natural Charity Classic, the opening race of the 2023 Epson Tour, the second US women’s circuit to feature a 22-event schedule. The Frenchwoman finished with 207 (73 68 66, -9) shots tied with Jillian Hollis (68 67 72), who had been on top since the first round, and the Finnish Kiira Riihijarvi (70 69 68) and then surpassed them with a birdie on the first playoff hole.
Agathe Laisne, results
On the Winter Haven Country Club course (par 72), in Winter Haven in Florida, Roberta Liti finished in 16th place with 212 (70 70 72, -4), author of a tonic test although she lost something in the final after the second and fourth position in the first two rounds.
The other Italian in the field, Angélica Moresco, came out in the cut, 117 with 156 (79 77, +12). Agathe Laisne recovered from eighth position with a 66 (-6), thanks to six birdies (the last two to close to reach the rival were decisive), recovering six shots from Hollis, who did not exceed 72 par (three birdies , three bogeys), while Riihijarvi came third with a 68 (-4, one eagle, four birdies, two bogeys).
The 23-year-old Parisian signed her first title on the Epson Tour, for a record that also includes two victories dated 2020 on LET Access, the second women’s European tour. For her, a check for $30,000 in a $200,000 prize pool.
Becca Huffer was left out of the playoffs by a blow and the Taiwanese Heather Lin, fourth with 208 (-8), occupied the sixth position with 209 (-7) Auston Kim and finished seventh with 210 (-6) the Chinese Yan Liu , malay. Natasha Andrea Oon and French Perrine Delacour.
Winter Haven (Italian: Porto d’Inverno) is a city located in Polk County, Florida (United States). The city had a population of 26,487 at the 2000 census, and the US Census Bureau estimated the population at 32,577 in 2007, making it the second most populous city in Polk County.
Winter Haven is part of the Lakeland–Winter Haven metropolitan area. The first settlements in the area date from 1860, in 1885 the first commercial activity was opened there and the area was called Harris Corners, Harris was the name of the owner of the first store.
The following year, the name Winter Haven was proposed due to the area’s pleasant climate. At the end of the century the population grew to about 400 people and in 1911 the town acquired administrative autonomy. Florida’s first building boom, dating back to the 1920s, caused a dramatic increase in population.
The event that brought further growth to the city was the opening of the Cypress Gardens theme park (1936) which transformed Winter Haven into a resort. Until 2009, the year it was closed, it continued to be the main attraction of the city; after its closure, the area was purchased by Merlin Entertainments, which on October 15, 2011 opened Legoland Florida, the second LEGO theme park in the United States.