In Sweden Caroline Hedwall with a partial closed in 64 (-8) out of a total of 131 (67 64, -13) hits flies in the lead of the Scandinavian Mixed. In Gothenburg, in the European Tour and Ladies European Tour (LET) tournament which sees women and men at par and competing for a single trophy (as well as the ranking is unique) and a total prize pool of 1,000,000 euros, the protagonist is absolute.
Scandinavian Mixed, Caroline Hedwall In addition to the Swede, who dreams of a success at home, another five in the Top 10. With Pia Babnik (17 year old Slovenian returning from her first exploit on LET at the Jabra Ladies Open in France) in 5th place (134, -10) there is also Stephanie Kyriacou (rookie of the year 2020 in the top female continental circuit).
While in 9th position (135, -9) are Olivia Cowan, Alice Hewson and Sarina Schmidt. The big Eurotour are chasing Sweden with the Dutch Joost Luiten second with 132 (-12). Among the Azzurri, a setback for Renato Paratore, whose dream of qualifying for the Tokyo Games vanishes.
The Capitoline, 99 / o with 144 (par), came out at the cut. The best among the Italians is Lorenzo Gagli, 44 / o with 139 (-5), with Francesco Laporta 68 / o (141, -3). Out of the game, in addition to Paratore, also Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso, 138 / a with 149 (+5).
Annika Sorenstam, a legend of women’s golf, has also been released. And now the day of the move. Hedwall drives and astounds them, what a surprise in Sweden where men chase. Alena Sharp is a 16-year LPGA Tour veteran and Olympic athlete from Canada.
He wrote an article for the LPGA web site. “I’ve been married to my wife Sarah Bowman, who is also my caddie, since November of 2020 and our union is more accepted now than at any point in history. People view us now as married people.
We’re the couple, just like any other. That’s a big jump from just a few years ago and lightyears from where society was when I was a kid. I’m 40 now and have been on the LPGA Tour for 16 years. When I was a rookie, my friends and family knew that I was gay.
But it wasn’t something that I publicized. I didn’t want to alienate any potential sponsors and didn’t want to put any of my existing sponsors in an awkward spot. I wasn’t closeted. I just lived my life quietly, keeping my orientation out of the public eye.
Even that was better than the way society viewed us when I was young. I noticed when I was 15 years old that I was finding women more attractive than men. I tried not to think about it, but it was always there. My last year of junior golf, when I was 17, I realized it more.
It’s hard because you’re a kid and having feelings that you don’t understand. But who can you tell? I was raised Catholic where the teachings were clear: is a sin. My grandparents and parents went to Mass and followed the precepts of their faith, so I couldn’t talk to them.
I already knew what the priests would say. And this isn’t exactly a conversation that you have with teenaged friends. Then when I went to college. I was really confused because I was dating men and afraid to date a woman.
I knew I wanted to; I knew by then that I was strongly attracted to women, but at that time there was an inherent fear. A fear of rejection; a fear of discrimination; a fear of being shut out and closed off from the relationships that mattered most to me at the time.
And there was, at times, a palpable fear of physical harm. There were still parts of the United States and Canada where you could be assaulted because of your orientation. So, in addition to all the other things a college freshman goes through, I battled all those questions, feeling, and fears”