Overview of 2016 Lacoste Ladies Open de France
Beth Allen reversed a four stroke deficit with nine holes to play to claim a decisive victory at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France. After knocking at the door all season, the 34-year-old Californian fired rounds of 64, 67, 68 and 67 for a total of 14-under-par 266 to earn her second title on the Ladies European Tour following the 2015 ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters. Allen found her groove with two birdies and an eagle on the back nine at Golf de Chantaco to end four clear of Florentyna Parker and overnight leader Diana Luna. Allen moved two ahead after Luna three-putted the 14th and she then soared three clear after making a short eagle putt on the long 15th. Allen said: “It feels so great. The first time I won it was from quite far back so I had to wait, but it was really great to win in the last group.”
About the Lacoste Ladies Open de France
Golf de Chantaco in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Aquitaine, has been home to the Lacoste Ladies Open de France for the last five years. The beautiful venue between the Atlantic Ocean and French Pyrenees sets the backdrop for a convivial tournament, with a wonderful welcome party at the venue which is intertwined with the history of the Lacoste family’s sporting success. Catherine Lacoste, the 1967 US Women’s Open champion, is the former President while her mother, Simone de la Chaume, was also a famous golf champion in France.