The Ladies European Tour lost a Member of its golfing family earlier this year with the passing of Cassandra Kirkland at the age of 32, following her two-year fight against cancer.

The 2012 Sanya Ladies Open champion, from France, was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2015, despite never having smoked and having led the lifestyle of a healthy, professional athlete.

She battled the disease courageously and said: “I want to be an example, share my experience with people touched by cancer, in order to help them have a better life and fight to live.”

This week we will be celebrating the life of Cass with a number of activations at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France including players wearing white on Thursday and a birdie pledge to raise funds for Artic over the first two days of play.

Watch the video below as some of Cassandra’s closest friends pay tribute to her ahead of the tournament.