Ladies English Open Golf Tournament

The Ladies English Open was a women's professional golf tournament on the Ladies European tour, played sporadically from the early 1990s into the first decade of the 2000s. Given its status as a national open, it won't be a surprise if the event is revived again in the future.

First played: 1991

Last played: 2008

The Ladies English Open first existed in the 1990s as a 72-hole tournament. It was discontinued from 1997 through 2003, then revived in 2004 as a 54-hole event, before folding again after the 2008 tournament.

It is fitting that an English golfer holds the Ladies English Open record for victories: Laura Davies won four of the six times the tournament was played in its first iteration. Davies won back-to-back two different times, and Maria Hjorth also was a back-to-back champion here.

The 72-hole record of 273 is held by Laura Davies; the 54-hole record of 197 was set by Maria Hjorth. Hjorth won that year by six strokes over runner-up Joanne Mills, the largest margin of victory.

Also known as: After debuting as, simply, the "Ladies English Open," the tournament had multiple title sponsors for the rest of its run. The tournament names included Waterford Dairies Ladies' English Open, Wilkinson Sword Ladies' English Open, The BBC Radio Kent Ladies' English Open and Golf Punk Ladies English Open.

Winners of the Ladies English Open

1991 — Kitrina Douglas, 285
1992 — Laura Davies, 281
1993 — Laura Davies, 277
1994 — Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, 288
1995 — Laura Davies, 277
1996 — Laura Davies, 273
1997–2003 — Not played
2004 — Maria Hjorth, 197
2005 — Maria Hjorth, 204
2006 — Cecilia Ekelundh, 210
2007 — Becky Brewerton, 209
2008 — Rebecca Hudson, 206

Golf courses: The tournament was played at The Tytherington Club near Macclesfield, southwest of Manchester, England, its first four years. Then it moved to The Oxfordshire (in Oxfordshire, England) for two years. When the Ladies English Open was revived in 2004, the golf course was Chart Hills Golf Club in Biddenden, Kent; and The Oxfordshire was the site again for its final playing.

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