In-Kyung Kim saved the best for last: with a bogey-free nine-under 63 on the last day the Korean put herself on top of the leaderboard and earned her second win in three appearances in the Ladies European Tour´s showcase event. She previously won the title in 2014 at Buckinghamshire Golf Club in England.
“It’s a totally different feeling because then we played in England and now we’re playing in Germany. There is such a big Korean community in Germany because after the war a lot of people came for work and stayed here. It means a lot to be the only Korean in the field, so I wanted to play well, but you cannot force golf – it’s four rounds,” the 28-year-old said after her victory. This was Kim’s sixth career victory, and third on the Ladies European Tour.
Spectators at Golf Club Hubbelrath could not only enjoy perfect sunny weather but also high quality golf during all tournament days.
Two hole-in-ones on the final day were certainly in the focus of attention: On the short Par 3 13th hole both Noora Tamminen from Finland and Spain´s Belen Mozo fired an ace.
Bad luck for the Spaniard: the prize, an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Ladies worth 12.000 Euros, was given to Tamminen who made her hole-in-one just about 30 minutes earlier than Mozo.
Golf Club Hubbelrath was founded in 1961 and is renowned as one Germany’s finest courses.
The European Tour’s German Open has been hosted there on eight occasions.
The picturesque course is full of character and the hilly terrain will provide players with a challenging test. The majority of holes offer risk-reward strategies that will ensure a thrilling tournament.