14-Year-Old Amateur Wins Professional Tour Event

Louise Uma Landgraf secured the Terre Blanche Ladies Open on the LET Access Series, coming through a three-way playoff

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Arguably, the standard of junior golf is as strong as it's ever been, with a case in point being a fantastic story at the 2023 Terre Blanche Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour Access Series, where Louise Uma Landgraf picked up the title at just 14 years of age!

Played over two days, the French amateur fired a three-under-par first round of 69, and then followed it up with a two-over second round as she managed to make her way into a three-way playoff with Charlotte Liautier and Pasqualle Coffa. Eventually, it was Landgraf who came out on top.

“It feels amazing to win,” beamed Landgraf following her playoff win. “Especially, to win on a professional tour is something I’ve wanted to accomplish for a really long time. Having accomplished it in France in my home country is really nice. It was my first time playing this course, I think I did a good job.”

Beginning the final day, it was Coffa who, in fact, led with a four-under round of 68. However, the Dutch player struggled at Terre Blanche, as a final round 75 meant she only just scraped into the playoff with the two Frenchwomen.

Liautier, on the other hand, had the complete opposite tournament to Coffa, with the 23-year-old carding a three-over-par first round and a second round of 68 to join Coffa in the playoff.

For Landgraf, she began her final day with a double bogey on the opening hole. However, the amateur held her nerve and a huge birdie at the final hole earned her a spot in the playoff which she eventually won.

Adding to her earlier comments, the 14-year-old stated that: “Before the last putt I was telling myself that I did a good job, even if I missed the putt. I thought it would be nice to hole it.

“I exceeded my expectations by a long way. My dad was my caddie this week. He used to caddie for me a lot when I was younger, so it was really nice for him to join me this week.”

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x