Ines Laklalech makes historical past with Girls Open de France win | CNN
Rookie Ines Laklalech mentioned her Girls Open de France victory could be one thing she would keep in mind “for the remainder of my life” as she celebrated her historic win in Deauville.
In defeating Meghan MacLaren in a play-off, the 24-year-old turned the primary Moroccan, the primary Arab and the primary North African girl to win a Girls European Tour title, in response to the Tour.
“It feels wonderful,” mentioned Laklalech, per the LET web site. “It’s particular to listen to it. I don’t have any phrases to explain this.
“After all going to the tee field within the playoff I felt very nervous however I hit a great shot and it was unlucky the way it ended, as a result of Meghan didn’t have a great lie, however I really feel like this can be a two-in-one. I skilled a play-off and a victory on the identical time. That is undoubtedly one thing that I’ll keep in mind for the remainder of my life.”
She added: “Morocco is doing an important job in selling golf and I believe having a Moroccan successful on a significant tour will probably be big for the nation and for the Arab world typically.”
Laklalech had completed stage with England’s MacLaren on 14-under par. The pair returned to the 18th for the play-off, the place MacLaren may solely handle a six whereas Laklalech carded 5.