The fifth tournament on the 2014 LET Access Series will be played from 13-15 June this week when the Open Generali de Dinard gets under way at Dinard Golf in Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, north western France.
Fans of women’s golf will be able to watch the skills and talents of 109 golfers from 22 different countries, including several of the best players from the home nation.
Among them will be Jade Schaeffer, who won this event in 2010 with a one shot victory over Lucie Andre, and Valentine Derrey, the recent winner of the LET Turkish Airlines Ladies Open in May.
Fellow Frenchwoman Caroline Afonso, the 2010 LETAS Order of Merit will tee off in Dinard. This will also be an opportunity to watch new professional Ariane Provot, who earned her place in the 2014 Evian Championship by winning the qualifier, played at the Evian Golf Club earlier this week.
LET rookie Mia Piccio, who won the recent LETAS Augas Santas International Ladies Open, the current LETAS Order of Merit leader Melanie Maetzler and Isabella Ramsay, who won the 2014 Kristianstad Ahus Ladies PGA Open on home soil, are amongst the international players competing.
The young French amateurs to watch include Manon Molle and Eva Gilly ranked 19th and 59th respectively on the GENERALI Ladies Tour 2013. Spanish amateur Marta Sanz Barrio, whose sister Patricia graduated from the LET Access Series last year, earning her LET card for the 2015 season, will also be competing. Two young Belgian amateurs, Manon de Roey and Fanny Cnops will take up invitations to the event as part of a player exchange programme with other Host Federations.
At the end of the season, the top five players on the 2014 Order of Merit will qualify for the 2015 LET season while the top 15 will qualify for the final stage of Lalla Aicha Tour School.
This is the fifth edition of the Open Generali de Dinard, a British style golf course founded in 1887 and designed by the Scottish architect Tom Dunn. The course is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, full of biodiversity and is maintained in keeping with the local surroundings.