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Costa del Sol, Spanish Open 2022

Costa del Sol, Spanish Open 2022

Ladies European Tour at Villa Padierna

The Race to Costa del Sol, the official ranking of the Ladies European Tour, offers a bonus (funded by the Costa del Sol tourist board) of €250,000 to top first three seasons players. The venue is Alferini Golf, the most challenging of the three courses of Villa Padierna on November 24-27.

The ranking began in Kenya with the first of 31 Ladies European Tour  to be played across 21 different countries in a record-breaking 2022 schedule. The prestigious tournament will be the finishing touch to the Race to Costa del Sol, which will see the most consistent player of the entire season crowned for the third year and will lift the trophy specially designed for the Race to Costa del Sol.

Villa Padierna, will host the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España 2022

Alferini Golf, at Los Flamingos resort will open its doors at the end of November to the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España, which will close the season of the Ladies European Tour and will crown for the third consecutive year not only the champion of the tournament but also the winner of the Race to Costa del Sol, the order of merit of the European Tour.

This tournament, which has become the highlight of the women's season in Europe, has a dizzying record since it became the closing event of the Race to Costa del Sol. In the 2020 season, Denmark's Emily Kristine Pedersen won the double - tournament and Race to Costa del Sol - to cap a spectacular year. In 2021 the tournament was won by Carlota Ciganda, achieving the only tournament she had yet to win in Spain, and the order of merit went to Thailand's Atthaya Thitikul.

The Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España, once again sponsored by the Andalucia Tourist board and the Costa del Sol Tourist Board and Acosol, (a monopoly public water supply company for the Costa de Sol) will be played at the Villa Padierna resort.

 The event prise money will be €650,000 plus a the bonus of €250,000 for the top three classified in the annual ranking.

"We are proud and delighted to be hosting a Ladies European Tour tournament at our facilities once again. In addition, we will now also see the crowning of the Race to Costa del Sol champion at Alferini Golf. This is a magnificent course that will be a great challenge for all the players, it is a challenge both for its length and its design. I am sure we are going to see a great spectacle hosting the best players of the season. Its integration into the Costa del Sol landscape with no buildings around it makes it a unique course in the area," explains Ricardo Arranz de Miguel, owner of Villa Padierna.

The Villa Padierna resort hosts the tournament for the second time after the edition played at the Flamingos Golf course in 2010, when England's Laura Davies claimed victory.

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The Race to Costa del Sol 2022 started in Kenya

The Race to Costa del Sol, the official ranking of the Ladies European Tour, offers a bonus (funded by the Costa del Sol tourist board) of €250,000 to top first three seasons players. The ranking began in Kenya with the first of 31 Ladies European Tour  to be played across 21 different countries in a record-breaking 2022 schedule, which will conclude with Spain's Andalucía Costa del Sol Open from November 24-27

The ‘Race to Costa del Sol’ is the sponsorship name of the order of merit of the Ladies European Tour. The mens order of merit is called the Race to Dubai.

In the 2021 season, the Thai Atthaya Thitikul won the second edition of the Race To Costa del Sol. The end of tour event in 2021 was played at Los Naranjos Golf Club from 25 to 28 November 2021.

In 2020 the Danish Emily Kristine Pedersen. had a remarkable first season on European Tour, the 18-year-old won two titles and just missed out of the top-six in three tournaments to become the youngest winner of this accolade.

Thitikul won the ranking with a margin of 1,638.07 points and became the fourth player to win the Race To Costa del Sol and Rookie of The Year titles in the same season, while the young golfer also rose to the 18th in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings.

Although it is called the European tour the 2022 season kicks off at Vipingo Ridge in Kenya before heading to the Royal Greens a few weeks later for the Aramco Saudi Ladies International. The Tour then has two weeks in South Africa with the Joburg Ladies Open, followed by the South African Women's Open.

Afterwards, the Ladies European Tour moves to Australia for the first time since 2020 with the Australian Women's Classic - Bonville and the Women's NSW Open. The return to Europe will take place with the Madrid Ladies Open, the first time that the circuit has visited the Spanish capital since the South African Lee-Anne Pace was proclaimed champion of the Spanish Open in 2013 at the Villa de Madrid Country Club. This was followed by the Jabra Ladies Open, the Mithra Belgian Ladies Open and the Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika.

The Aramco Team Series also returns in 2022 with five events on the calendar in Asia, London, Sotogrande (18 to 22 August 2022) where the venue is still to be announced, 2021 was at La Reserva Golf Club, New York and Jeddah. In summer, the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open and the Big Green Egg Open will take place before the Amundi Evian Championship.

Women’s Golf returns to UK shores with the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open, the AIG Women's Open and the ISPS Handa World Invitational presented by Modest! Golf. Sweden hosts another event with the Skafto Open before the Tour heads to Finland for the Aland 100 Ladies Open.

Switzerland is the next stop on the calendar, followed by the French Lacoste Ladies Open, the return of the Women's Irish Open and the Estrella Damm Ladies Open Presented by Catalunya. Following a trip across the Atlantic for the Aramco Team Series - New York, the Tour will head to Asia for the Hero Women's Indian Open, the Dubai Moonlight Classic and the Aramco Team Series - Jeddah.

The 2022 season will once again culminate in Europe at the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open in Spain on November 24-27. The venue is still to be announced, 2021 was at Los Naranjos Golf Club. The prestigious tournament will be the finishing touch to the Race to Costa del Sol, which will see the most consistent player of the entire season crowned for the third year and will lift the trophy specially designed for the Race to Costa del Sol

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