Sweden’s Linn Grant ended her first season on the Women European Tour with a 3rd positioned end on the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España, which was ok to clinch the 2022 Race to Costa del Sol title.
The cash checklist title was determined on the ultimate occasion in Spain, with Grant battling alongside compatriot Maja Stark for the primary spot. Nevertheless it was Grant who got here out on high and clinched the title, accumulating 3,624.91 factors from 17 occasions and finally, ending 209.77 factors forward of Stark, with fellow Swede Johanna Gustavsson rounding out the highest three.
“I’m very relieved to have overwhelmed Maja, she harassed me out this week and she or he’s been stressing me out the entire season! I’m very completely satisfied to win the Race to Costa del Sol title,” she stated. “It was a pleasure to have been capable of play within the Costa del Sol area for the season finale and I want to thank to Costa del Sol Vacationer Board for his or her assist.”
Grant additionally secured the LET Rookie of the 12 months title again in October and as such is following within the footsteps of Laura Davies, Carlota Ciganda, Esther Henseleit and Atthaya Thitikul by turning into the fifth participant to win each titles in the identical season.
“It feels so good to get each titles,” she defined. “Rookie of the 12 months was just a little extra simple and I knew that was coming however to get this one as properly was extra of the objective. I’m completely satisfied to have performed properly on the final spherical in Spain and to win it. They’re all nice gamers they usually have gone on to have fairly good careers after successful each titles, I hope to proceed on their path as properly.”
The 23-year-old started the yr with a bang successful the Joburg Women Open in her first begin on the LET since clinching her card at Q-Faculty final December. From there, Grant recorded two top-10 finishes and one top-15 consequence but it surely wasn’t lengthy earlier than she was again within the winner’s circle securing victory on the Mithra Belgian Women Open. After every week of relaxation, the Swedish star then cemented her identify within the historical past books by triumphing on the Volvo Automotive Scandinavian Combined – storming to a nine-shot victory and turning into the primary lady to win on the DP World Tour.
5 additional top-10 finishes all through the summer season – together with on the Amundi Evian Championship – got here her means earlier than she received once more on residence soil, this time on the Skaftö Open to report her fourth victory of the yr. And Grant’s fast rise in 2022 has seen her climb from 277 as much as 24 within the Rolex Ladies’s World Golf Rankings.
“I feel the Scandinavian Combined is my standout second,” she continued. “It was an enormous occasion and at residence and every part that got here with that. Plus, for certain the primary title in Joburg as a result of I feel that set the usual for the season. I feel Maja has had an unimaginable season and I feel it’s been a enjoyable season. It was good to share this second together with her and this season and I feel we are going to maintain arms by our complete careers in all probability. That is enormous for Swedish golf, having Johanna Gustavsson as quantity three on the rankings.”