At last week’s ARAMCO Team Series — Bangkok, I won $6,586.87 for finishing tied 22nd in the Individual event and $4297.30 in the Team event for finishing tied 11th, with both Divisions offering $500,000 in prize money for a $1 million total purse for the week.
I missed last week’s event on the LETAS, the Flumserberg Ladies Open, in Switzerland as I was playing on the main Ladies European Tour (LET) in Thailand.
I am now in fourth position on the LETAS Order of Merit after two tournaments, of which I have just played in one event in France where I lost in a play-off.
The top six players on the LETAS at the end of the 2022 season will gain their full LET playing privileges for 2023.
As referred to my Gulf News Daily Diary on Saturday this is my target for the year.
It looks like we left Bangkok just in time, as an overnight storm led to more thunderstorms on Sunday, which may have impacted play!
Timing is everything!
The remaining 2022 LETAS calendar of tournaments is as below (dates, event, venue, purse):
May 19-21: PGA Championship Trelleborg, Tegelberga Golf Club, Sweden, €50,000
June 3-5: AMUNDI Czech Ladies Challenge, Prague City Golf, Czech Republic, €37,500
June 10-12: Montauban Ladies Open, Golf De Montauban, France, €42,500
June 15-17: Smorum Ladies Open, Smorum Golfklub, Denmark, €50,000
June 23-25: Golf Vlaanderen LETAS Trophy, Millennium Golf, Belgium, €40,000
June 30-2: Hauts De France — Pas De Calais Golf Open, Golf Saint Omer, France, €40,000
July 21-23: Santander Golf Tour Malaga, Golf Torrequebrada, Spain, €40,000
August 3-5: Vasteras Open Presented By PadelPitch, Orresta Golf & Konferens, Sweden, €40,000
August 10-13: Big Green Egg Swedish Match Play Championship, GolfUppsala, Sweden, €40,000
August 24-26: Goteborg Open, Kungsbacka Golfklubb, Sweden, €40,000
August 31-September 2: Elite Hotel Open, Jonkoping GolfKlubb, Sweden, €40,000
September 14-16: Lavaux Ladies Open, Golf De Lavaux, Switzerland, €40,000
October 6-8: Santander Golf Tour Burgos, Golf Lerma, Spain, €40,000
October 21-23: LETAS Grand Finale L’Isle Adam — Paris, L’Isle Adam, France, €80,000
— Chiara Noja is a 16 year old lady professional, born in Germany and now based in Dubai. She turned pro in 2021 and has played events on both the Ladies European Tour (LET) and LET Access Tour. Chiara represents Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai.