Golf: Austria’s best in Irish Open

Golf: Austria's best in Irish Open

A strong sign of life from Austrian Proton on the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Christine Wolf and Sarah Schober are fighting to the end to win the €400,000 Irish Open at the Dromoland Club near Limerick.

After a long break, including a backpacking trip to Patagonia (Argentina) in France last week, the 33-year-old Tyrolean, who scored his first top 10 result of the season, performed well in Ireland.

After rounds of 67, 68, 71 and 68, Wolfe comes into the clubhouse on the final day bogey-free, with a total of 275 strokes (-13). Finally, Austria’s bid for Olympic success in Rio and Tokyo is just one shot away.

Styrian Sarah Schober (70-67-70-71) also played four rounds under par in Ireland but had to settle for 11th with a total of 278 strokes (-10).

Czech star Klara Spilkova won her second tour title in the jump-off

Czech Klara Spilkova (66-68-73-67) secures the €60,000 prize with a birdie on the first extra hole.

In her second Tour win, the 27-year-old from Prague won a playoff against Ursula Wikström (FIN) and Nicole Broch Estrup (DEN), who finished the top event around the picturesque Dromoland Castle at 14 under.

Wolff, who has been training with his coach for two weeks at his home in Tyrol at the Olympia Club Iglesia, is waiting for his family, collecting €14,000 in prize money.

After starting her ninth tournament in 2022, she rose to 62nd in the LET annual ranking “Race to Costa del Sol”. Schober is 52nd on the season with €8,400 won after playing 13 events.

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