History-Maker Grant Secures Victory at 2024 Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed

By | June 9, 2024

History-Maker Grant Secures Victory at 2024 Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed

Hometown hero Linn Grant clinched a one-shot victory on a dramatic final day at the 2024 Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed. The 24-year-old started the day 11 shots behind fellow Swede Sebastian Söderberg, who had led from the start of the tournament.

Grant fired a bogey-free 65 (-7) on the final day to post the clubhouse lead of 17-under-par at Vasatorps Golfklubb. In what was an afternoon full of testing conditions, Söderberg had a one-shot lead heading into the last but made a double bogey meaning Grant was champion again.

“I have very mixed emotions,” said Grant, who had been warming up on the range in case of a playoff. “Like I said before, I feel honestly terrible for Sebastian at the moment.

“I don’t even have words for it. I can’t imagine how he feels. At the same time, I’m so surprised standing here as a winner again, in my hometown. It’s amazing.

“Honestly, I just tried to go out today and give myself the opportunity. I didn’t think about the chance of winning – 11 shots is a huge gap. I just wanted to go out, have fun, make as many birdies as possible and enjoy it with my brother on the bag and being at home.

“The abrupt finish of the tournament was just different. It’s my first time experiencing a win like that. It hasn’t really sunk in yet. I’m so speechless. I can’t really believe it.”

Grant made history in 2022 becoming the first woman to win on the DP World Tour and has now become the first woman to win twice. The Solheim Cup star made back-to-back birdies on holes two and three, holes five and six, and holes nine and ten. Her final birdie of the day came at the last when Grant chipped in from the rough and that ultimately was the shot that won her sixth LET title.

“The shot from the fairway wasn’t ideal,” Grant continued. “I was standing over the chip thinking it would be really cool to hole it. I played really well on the back nine but didn’t have many opportunities to make birdies.

“It was more difficult out there with the wind on the back nine. I knew it would be tougher to make birdies and hit it close. But I think I did a good job.

“[On 18] Unbelievable. I think I celebrated good enough on 18 when I was there, so I’m not looking back at that wishing it was me in the last group. It turned out to be an incredible day.

“Just having an event so close, playing in Sweden, I will always love coming back here and playing.”

Scotland’s Calum Hill produced a final round of 69 (-3) to finish in a share of second place alongside Sweden’s Söderberg on 16-under-par. LET winner Johanna Gustavsson was joined by English duo Alex Fitzpatrick and Andy Sullivan in a tie for fourth place on 13-under-par.

Five players finished in a share of seventh place with Denmark’s Nicole Broch Estrup, France’s Nastasia Nadaud, Frenchman Ugo Caoussaud, Spain’s Nacho Elvira and Sweden’s Jens Dantorp all on 12-under-par.

In the LET Order of Merit, Grant jumps up from 123rd in the rankings to sixth place and has 785.50 points to her name. Broch Estrup has moved up a couple of places going from tenth to eighth with 721.50 points after her top-10 finish. While Gustavsson has also climbed the rankings from 28th and now sits in 12th place with 594.34 points.

Next up on the LET is a trip to Italy for the Ladies Italian Open which is taking place at Golf Nazionale from June 14-16.

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