England champions after a thrilling final match

Team England the Champions 2016

Team England the Champions 2016

England came on top in the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship 2016 in Iceland after a thrilling final match against Spain at Oddur Golf Club. The teams split the points in the morning foursomes. The game was up for grabs in the afternoon singles.

England soon got the upper hand and got the lead in first two matches. Spain battled until the end but the game was decided on the 18th green in exciting match between Bronte Law of England and Ainhoa Olarra of Spain.

Law was 1 up heading up the 18th and saved an excellent par. Olarra had the chance to extend the match to extra holes with a birdie on the last but her putt came up short. The England players celebrated victory in a thrilling final match at Oddur Golf Club, 4 – 3.

Germany came 3rd in the Championship after a win over Switzerland, 4,5 – 2,5.

We would like to thank all the Players, Captains, Advisor and others for amazing week in Iceland. We’re proud of having staged this prestigious tournament and hope that this event will soon come back to Iceland. Farewell to everyone and we hope we’ll see many of you playing on big stage in the coming future.

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Final result in the tournament:
1 England
2 Spain
3 Germany
4 Switzerland
5 Sweden
6 Denmark
7 Norway
8 Finland
9 Scotland
10 Italy
11 Slovenia
12 France
13 Netherlands
14 Belgium
15 Ireland
16 Iceland
17 Austria
18 Wales
19 Poland
20 Czech Republic

Spain face England in the final


Spain will face England in the final match of the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship at Oddur Golf Club, Iceland. Spain defeated Germany in semi-finals, 5-2. Each team picked up a point during the foursome in the morning. In the afternoon Team Spain picked up three points in the singles to reach the finals.

England faced a difficult task after losing the two foursome matches against Switzerland. The English therefore had to win 4 out of 5 singles in the afternoon. After a very tight match England came on top. Emma Allen sealed the winning point for England after 1up victory against Morgane Metraux on the 18th green.

Spain and England will play for the gold medal in the Championship. Switzerland and Germany will battle for the Bronze medal.

Flight A

Flight B

Flight C

Double ace on the 4th hole

Matilda Castren and Luna Sabron Galmes both needed just one shot on the 4th hole today!

Matilda Castren and Ainhoa Olarra both needed just one shot on the 4th hole today!

Accuracy is vital in the game of golf. That proved to be the case for Matilda Castren of Finland and Ainhoa Olarra of Spain who both had a hole in one today on the 4th hole at Oddur Golf Club. Spain faced Finland in first match of the day in Flight A of the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship at Oddur Golf Club, Iceland.

The hole was playing around 130 meters long today and Olarra hit a perfect tee shot in a foursome match early in the morning. Castren then had a hole in one herself later in the afternoon while playing against Olarra of Spain.

Two great shots that counted for little as both lost their matches. Congratulations! 

Spain on top in the Qualification


Team Spain for the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship 2016 in Iceland.

Spain went on to win the Qualification of the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship at Oddur Golf Club, Iceland. Maria Parra Luque, Ha-rang Lee and Ainhoa Olarra Mujika all produced good rounds for the Spanish team on the second day of the Championship. Spain finished the Qualification with a total of +10, one shot ahead of Norway.

Antonia Eberhard of Germany shot the best round of the tournament with four under 68. Her round included four birdies and an eagle on the 12th hole.

Maria Parra Luque of Spain won the Individual competition. She played the two rounds with a total of -4. Eberhard climbed up to the second spot with her good performance on Day 2. Louisa Ridderström from Sweden came third at -2.

The twenty teams have now been divided into three flights with the best teams in the Qualification playing in Flight A. Now the Match Play begins and eight teams have a chance of lifting the European Cup at the end of the Tournament.

Top Teams in Qualification:
1 Spain +10
2 Norway +11
3 Sweden +15
4 Germany +17
5 Denmark +23
6 England +25
7 Switzerland +31
8 Finland +36

Top players in the Individual Competition:
1 Maria Parra Luque, Spain 69-71=140 -4
2 Antonia Eberhard, Germany  73-68=141 -3
3 Louise Ridderström,  Sweden 71-71=142
4 Marthe Wold, Norway 73-70=143
T5 Zhen Bontan, Netherlands 75-69=144
T5 Morgane Metraux, Switzerland 75-69=144
T5 Malene K. Hansen, Denmark 74-70=144
T5 Stine Resen, Norway 70-74=144

Signý with her first ever Ace

Signý Arnórsdóttir of Iceland produced a superb ace on the 13th.

Signý Arnórsdóttir of Iceland produced a superb ace on the 13th.

Signý Arnórsdóttir of Iceland aced the 13th hole at Oddur Golf Club in her second round of European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship. Signý played a superb 5-iron from the tee – ball landed just in front of the slope in the middle of the green and rolled slowly in the middle of the hole.

This is Signý’s first ever ace. She’s been in the Icelandic side for the last few years and is the reigning Icelandic Champion.

Parra Luque aiming for the win


Maria Parra Luque of Spain had a good first round of the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship, hosted by Oddur Golf Club in Iceland. She played three under 69 in windy conditions.

“I played really good golf. I had lot of birdies – on all the Par 5s. My putting was good and I hit all the fairways. I was very comfortable on the course,” she said. Parra Luque used her knowledge in the wind to the maximum on Day 1 of Qualification.

“I come from an area in Spain where the wind can really blow so I practice normally in these weather conditions. It was hard today. I finished with a bogey but I’m not too concerned by that because I played so well on many of the holes,” said Parra Loque which had six birdies and three bogeys in the first round. The Spanish team is in 3rd place in the Qualification and go into the second round in high spirits.

“We’ve got experience in the Spanish team and we have high hopes for the tournament. We are aiming for the 1st place.”

Golf and Pleasure

Parra Luque and her teammates never expected to travel to Iceland and compete in a European Championship. “It’s really nice and the course is in good condition. It’s was also a good opportunity to visit Iceland. It never crossed my mind that we would play in Iceland in this tournament,” she said. The Spanish team used some of their spare time before the Championship to go sightseeing in Iceland.

“We went to see the Golden Circle in Iceland (Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir) and had a great time.”

Below are some pictures of the Spanish Team during the 1 round.

Norway tame the wind in Iceland

Norway team

Team Norway are 8 shots in front after first round of Qualification of the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship held at Oddur Golf club in Iceland. Norway played well in stroke play in rather difficult conditions with the wind blowing in the opposite direction than on the first two practice days.

Maria Parra Luque of Spain turned in the best score today – three under par 69. One shot shy came Stine Resen of Norway who led her team to the top of the team leaderboard table. Parra Luque birdied all of Par 5s at Oddur Golf Club today.

Norway has a commanding lead at the top of the Team leaderboard with a total of +2. England are second at +10 and Spain third at +13. Team France, champions of 2014 and 2015, suffered a blow to their title defence after Mathilda Cappeliez had to withdraw from the tournament. France will therefore only play with five player for the rest of the tournament. Top 8 team will qualify for Flight A.

Top 8 on the Team Leaderboard:
1 Norway +2
2 England +10
3 Spain +13
4 France +14
T5 Denmark +15
T5 Germany +15
T5 Finland +15
8 Sweden +16

Team Leaderboard
Individual Leaderboard
Tee times 2nd round of Qualification
Stats from the first round

Check out the Social Media from the Championship:



Captain’s meeting and Team Photograph

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Dear contestants,

We would like to welcome you all to Iceland and to our course at Oddur Golf Club. Today the Teams faced a breeze weather conditions but it was nice to see all the players preparing for the Championship.

Captain’s meeting is scheduled for Monday July 4th at 4pm (16:00) in the Clubhouse. We ask all the Captain’s and Advisor to attend the meeting if possible.

At 5pm (17:00) the Official Team photograph will take place. Our photographers will also take individual photos of the Players.

Schedule for Team Photograph:

Monday July 4th
Time Country
17:00 Finland
17:30 Poland
Czech Republic
18:00 Ireland
18:30 Belgium


Airport pick-up for the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship

Teams with official accommodation during the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship 2016 will be provided with Airport pick-up on Teams Arrival. The teams will take the Flybus with Reykjavik Excursions to Reykjavik from Keflavik Airport. In Reykjavik the teams switch buses which will take them to their hotel.

The Flybus is located right outside the Keflavík International Airport. The bus leaves 35-40 minutes after arrival of each flight. Passengers should keep an eye on the screen in the terminal to see when the bus leaves or ask for information at the Flybus information desk at the arrival hall.

The trip to Reykjavík will take approximately 45 minutes and upon request, the bus will stop at Hotel Viking in Hafnarfjörður and at Aktu Taktu in Garðabær. When reaching Reykjavík our first stop will be the BSÍ Bus Terminal. Transfers are available to all major hotels, the Youth Hostel, Laugardalur camping area and the domestic airport. For these transfers the driver will ask you to board smaller busses.

Oddur Golf Club, the host club of the ELATC 2016, has booked both arrival and departure journies for the teams competing in the Championship. Bus Vouchers has bent sent to all teams.

For further questions contact Jon Julius Karlsson at Oddur Golf Club
Phone: +354 849 0154

Below a photo of Keflavik Airport and the location of the Scheduled buses.



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