Ladies European Tour
Oct 30th, 2020
LET Break Par Challenge powered by Golf Saudi
Charity competition designed to showcase exceptional LET talent
Eligible to any competitor to tee it up during the 2020 season, the LET Break Par Challenge rewards impressive scoring and exceptional shots with points awarded to a player who makes any score better than par, with the rankings winner awarded €5,000 to donate to their chosen charity.
The more impressive the score, the more points on offer - with one point given for a birdie, five for an eagle, 10 for a hole-in-one and 25 for the ever-elusive albatross.
Backdated to include the complete 2020 season which got underway in Australia and most recently visited France, the challenge currently includes eight tournaments, with four counting events still to play.
With an action-packed November schedule on the horizon including the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic, The Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Pubic Investment Fund, The Saudi Ladies Team International and the season-finale, the Andalucía Costa Del Sol Open De Espana, the first-place prize is all to play for with a number of players only one extraordinary shot away from adding significantly to their tally.
Current Race to Costa del Sol leader Emily Kristine Pedersen has been in sensational form all year, collecting her first LET victory since 2015 at the Tipsort Czech Ladies Open, and is in prime position to capture another title.
The in-form Dane has recorded as many as nine eagles and 99 birdies from 28 rounds to sit atop the rankings on 144 points, achieving a remarkable five more eagles than her nearest competitor.
Trailing her by 16 points in second place on 128 points is Belgium’s Manon De Roey, who has racked up 88 birdies, three eagles and achieved of one golf’s rarest feats in the summer, holing a 9-iron for an albatross in the Czech Republic.
Sitting in third place on 115 points is two-time LET winner Julia Engstrom, who has recorded 90 birdies, three eagles and a hole-in-one en route to her second victory of the year at the Lacoste Open De France.
Commenting on the challenge, Alexandra Armas, Ladies European Tour, CEO, said: “It is extremely important for us to recognise the exceptional skill and talent that our Tour’s membership has to offer and the LET ‘Break Par Challenge’ provides us with a fun format to highlight just how good our players are. Golf Saudi have been terrific supporters of the LET this year and our partnership with them on this challenge highlights their commitments to showcase the women’s game on the global stage. In only eight events we have seen albatrosses, hole-in-ones, more than 100 eagles and countless birdies and we hope to see many more as we look to round off our 2020 season.”
Majed Al Sorour, CEO Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation, said: “It has never been more important to us to show our support of the women’s game and also to ensure that this great sport delivers benefit to worthy causes.
“The Break Par Challenge allows us to do both of those things while also creating a new and fun competition which we hope can draw ever-more attention and admiration for the incredible talents of the stars of the Ladies European Tour. The Break Par Challenge leaderboard will reward those who bring the most excitement to the game, and I look forward to seeing who comes out on top for 2020 in a few weeks’ time.”
For information about the LET Break Par Challenge Powered by Golf Saudi, and updated rankings at the conclusion of each event, please visit: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/let-break-par-challenge/