Luna Sobron played seven tournaments on the LETAS in 2015. During the season, she had six top twenty finishes which included a second place finish at home in Spain. It was a stellar year for the then amateur, who finished in a tie for 13th as the lead amateur during the Ricoh Women’s British Open.
Coming into the €35,000 Castellum Ladies Open co-sanctioned with the Swedish Golf Tour, Sobron had divided her year between the Ladies European Tour and LETAS. A final round 67 shot her eleven places up in proceedings as overnight leader Lara Plachetka Pohl carded a final round 79 on the par 70 Sundsvall Golf Club to fall out of contention.
The others who were chasing Plachetka Pohl such as Eun Jung Ji Kim (69, 68, 72), Natasha Fear (73, 66, 72) and Jane Turner (67, 71, 73) gave way to Astrid Vayson De Pradenne whose final round 69 tied her for the lead at two-under come the end of 54 holes.
On a windy day in Kvissleby, Sweden the players went off on a shot gun start at 7:00 am local time. Play was halted at 8:30 am, and later resumed at 10:45. The organizers made a decision as more rainfall was forecast later in the day.
Luna and Vayson De Pradenne played the 18th hole once more in a play-off where the former made a birdie to the latter’s par for the win. What made the occasion even funnier according to Luna, was that the two professionals are staying together this week.
“I feel very good. I wasn’t nervous, and enjoyed myself this week.” The Spanish professional intends to play the US based LPGA Tour qualifying later this year.
Order of Merit leader Meghan Maclaren shot a final round 68, as did Sweden’s Johanna Gustavsson to tie for third with two others.
The tour will now head to France for the €45,000 Bossey Ladies Championship to be played at the Association du Golf & Country Club de Bossey between August 15 - 17.