Esther Henseleit Defends Magical Kenya Ladies Open Title

German's Esther Henseleit is once again, the Magical Kenya Ladies Open Champion in 2022

Esther Henseleit successfully defended her Magical Kenya Ladies Open title on Sunday at the Vipingo Ridge. 

Henseleit finished the tournament on two-under-par, also ensured she leads the 2022 Race to Costa del Sol with 500 points.

Rounds of 74 (+2), 73 (+1), 69 (-3) and 70 (-2) meant the 23-year-old finished at the top of the leaderboard after triumphing at the Baobab Course.

“I played pretty good and holed some good long putts and I kept it together. At the first, I just pulled my driver a little bit left and was blocked to the green,” she said. “I hit a good one into the green but couldn’t make the par putt. In the end, it was a bit of a struggle, but I made it and I’m pretty proud of my last few holes.

The German won the inaugural edition of the Magical Kenya Ladies Open in 2019.

Spain’s Marta Sanz Barrio recorded her best-ever finish on the LET with second place as she finished just one stroke behind Henseleit on one-under-par.

“It is my best finish on the Ladies European Tour and I’m very happy with second place. I came to win and now that I have been even closer, I want to win. I’m very proud, it was the first tournament of the season, and I could not have played better.”

The leader from the first three days, Linnea Ström, finished third on two-over-par with a final round of 77 while German’s Sophie Hausmann was fourth one shot further back.

1.Esther Henseleit (GER)
2.Marta Sanz Barrio (ESP)
3.Linnea Strom (SWE)
4.Sophie Hausmann (GER)

The next Ladies European Tour event is the Aramco Saudi Ladies International from March 17-20, before the Joburg Ladies Open takes place in South Africa the following week.

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