Date: April 24, 2008

First class week for our Aussie girls in Europe

Nikki Garrett and Joanne Mills bagged an equal-second place finish at the Spanish Women&aposs Open while Frances Bondad and Dana Lacey performed exceptionally in their Ladies European Tour debut. The early season results are indiciative of the vast talent Australia has on the LET and hopefully a sign of things to come as the year progresses. Garrett cam into the event as defending champion and improved as the weekend wore on. Despite opening with a 75, the Central Coaster then fired rounds of 70, 71 and 69 to elevate her into equal-second, four strokes behind Swede Emma Zackrisson. Mills also started her season on a positive note, her tournament highlighted by a superb 69 in the third round. The Aussie duo was only five shots ahead of debutant Bondad who performed extremely well in her first event as a professional. The former Golf Australian National Squad member posted consistent rounds of 72, 72, 73, 73 to finish at two-over in a share of 16th place. The results will no doubt give the youngster an injection of confidence as she prepares to launch her career. Lacey also had a solid weekend, finishing just one shot behind Bondad. Back to back rounds of 75 was not the perfect foundation, but the AUssie recovered to finish with a 68 and a 73 to assure a Top 20 finish. The Ladies European Tour has a week off before heading to the far north for the Scottish Open, beginning on May 1.