Review of 2017 Lalla Meryem Cup
Klára Spilková became the first Czech player to win a Ladies European Tour event with a one stroke victory over Suzann Pettersen at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco. The 22-year-old from Prague fired a final round of 66 on the Blue Course at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam and came from four strokes back to claim her first win with a 72-hole total of eight-under-par. Spilková, who represented the Czech Republic in the Olympic Games in August, was meditating on the practice putting green when she learned the news that she had won and she said: “I’m so happy… it’s crazy!”
About the Lalla Meryem Cup
Named in honour of HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, the Lalla Meryem Cup was established in 1993 by His Majesty the Late King Hassan II and became sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour in 2010, which was the same year that the Trophée Hassan II joined the men’s PGA European Tour. In 2010, the Lalla Meryem Cup was played at Royal Golf Anfa Mohammedia before moving to Golf du Soleil in Agadir in 2011. The tournament was then played at Golf de l’Océan in Agadir for four years from 2012-2015 and returned to Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in the capital Rabat in 2016, where the event was played in its early years from 1993-2008, with a one year hiatus in 2004.