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Jabra Ladies Open Becomes European Qualifier for the Evian Championship

                                                                                     Evian Resort Golf Club

The Evian Championship continues to strengthen its sports policy through the global exposure received by its qualifying tournaments in Europe, the USA and Korea. Once again this year, these competitions will offer 5 players the opportunity to take their place in the highly select line-up for the 5th and final Major of the season (the field comprises 120 players selected according to stringent eligibility criteria).

The European Qualifiers take place at the Jabra Ladies Open, a tournament on the rise as it becomes a stage on LETAS.  This tour, a breeding ground for young talent at the gateway to the Ladies European Tour, features a minimum of 12 events this year, the Jabra Ladies Open being the highpoint of the season with a purse of €50,000. The Jabra Ladies Open, held from 1 to 3 June at the Evian Resort Golf Club, brings together 120 international players including current LETAS winners such as England’s Meghan MacLaren, Finland’s Linda Henriksson and France’s Valentine Derrey. LET players will also being having a shot at claiming their golden ticket for the Major, including French players Isabelle Boineau and Gwladys Nocera, Spain’s Nuria Iturrios and Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen.

After 54 holes of stroke play, two players (the top 2 finishers) will be the lucky ones heading home qualified for The Evian Championship.

Three other events offer qualifying opportunities to compete at the Major. The US Qualifiers will award two spots following the PHC Classic on the Symetra Tour early August. A specific event called the Evian Challenge has been created for the Asian Qualifiers, and includes two tournaments and a final held between 26 June and 7 August, further to which the best performing player will receive their ticket for The Evian Championship.

European Qualifiers (2 spots)

Jabra Ladies Open (LETAS) - Evian Resort Golf Club (France) - 1 to 3 June

US Qualifiers (2 spots)

PHC Classic (Symetra Tour) - Wisconsin (USA) - 4 to 6 August

Korean Qualifiers (1 place)

Evian Challenge (2 tournaments - 1 final) - Korea - 26 June to 7 August

About The Evian Championship

Created in 1994 by Antoine and Franck Riboud, in 2013 The Evian Championship became a member of the highly select club of grand slam tournaments in women's world golf. The course at the Evian Resort Golf Club is the venue for the 5th and final Major of the season and was totally redesigned specifically to host the event, which each year welcomes the international golfing elite. The Evian Championship makes use of its Major status and its global exposure to create a springboard for the next generation of players in world golf, in particular by creating a host of events for young talents and forging partnerships with international golfing bodies. In 2017, The Evian Championship will take place from 14 to 17 September.

About Jabra

Jabra, part of the GN Group, is a leading developer and manufacturer of communications and sound solutions. We are committed to letting people hear more, do more and be more than they ever thought possible. We believe that through sound, we can transform lives. Jabra innovates and empowers with sound solutions for businesses and consumers, producing corded and wireless headsets, portable and in-office speakerphones, and sports earbuds. The GN Group operates in more than 90 countries, and has almost 150 years’ experience in innovation and delivering reliability and ease of use. We decided to associate our brand to women golf with the Jabra Ladies Open as we share common values: passion and excellence.

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