Lynn Grant became the first female winner of a DP World Tour event after the Swedes won nine strokes over a Scandinavian mixed at the Halmstad Golf Club on Sunday.
Grant, 22, was the overnight leader on the day of the final and he saved his best round for the final with a flawless eight-under 64 that included eight birdies in front of the home crowd to finish in the 24-under.
Mark Warren of Scotland and Henrik Stenson of Sweden came in second, and Grant, who kept his boyfriend Pontas as his caddy, said beating men on the field was “the most important thing”.
“It’s a wonderful feeling,” he said. “Throughout the week I have felt that it is the girls against the boys and whoever picks up the trophy represents the field.
“It’s huge. Just playing at home and the crowd here, my family by my side, boyfriend on the bag – it’s crazy and I’m proud of myself,” he added.
“I just hope that people will recognize women’s golf, that more sponsors will go on the LeT (Ladies European Tour) and hope that it will further enhance women’s sport.” Pontas has been amazing, has kept me calm and is doing everything right. “
A prize fundraiser for the event, co-organized by Stanson and Anika Sorenstam, was two million euros (2.10 million).
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