Font del Llop Resort
The Costa Blanca Ladies Open 2013, which will take place from the 18 - 20 November at Font del Llop Golf Resort, near Alicante in Spain, has been added to the this season's LETAS schedule. The event will be the second professional women's tournament to be played in Spain within the LET Access Series in 2013 after the Ocho Golf Ladies Open, which took place in Galicia last May.
Promoted by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, along with the Golf Federation of the Valencian Community, the Costa Blanca Ladies Open will be also supported by the Tourist Board of Costa Blanca, which is in charge of promoting this area as a golf destination, with 15 golf courses within the Association of Golf Courses Costa Blanca, making it a prime location for the enjoyment of this sport. The superb weather in Alicante, with an annual average temperature of 17 degrees Celcius and more than 2,800 hours of sunshine yearly, combined with the superb cuisine based on rice, all together makes it a holiday destination difficult to beat.
The Font del Llop Golf Resort, which will also host the Professional Senior Championship from the 5 - 7 December, was opened in May, 2010 and is located just 10 minutes from Alicante airport. Designed by Blake Stirling and Marco Martin, it presents a links style technical golf course, with a number of water hazards that create additional challenges.
Barcelona’s Mireia Prat, who won the Ocho Golf Ladies Open Galicia earlier this year, her first win as a professional golfer, and Patricia Sanz, from Madrid, who has finished second on three occasions throughout this season, will compete in the event. Both players are well positioned to gain their LET cards for next season, currently occupying the top two positions on the current LETAS Ranking, with only three tournaments until the conclusion of the season.
The Costa Blanca Ladies Open 2013 will feature a field of 78 players competing for a prize fund of 25,000 euros, with a cut to the top 25 professionals and ties after 36 holes.