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Simone Thion de la Chaume Trophy celebrates 15th edition

May 8, 2013

From the 3rd to the 5th of April 2013, the best senior players met on the Chantaco Golf course during the 15th edition of the Simone Thion de la Chaume Trophy. Thanks to the outstanding work of the greenkeeper's team, the 108 players were able to dispute the three rounds of the tournament, despite the 712 mm/cm2 water fell during the last 3 months.

The first round took place under a blazing sun. After this round, the American Susan Moon (pro) and the Welsh Jane Rees (amateur) were on the lead, followed closely by the Belgian Isabelle Dumont and Dutch Pro Marjan de Boer. The next day, the weather conditions forced the organisation to suspend the second round. Friday, on April 5th, while the Rhune wore its white coat once again, the players completed their morning round of the day with a smile on their faces.  Cathy Panton Lewis joined Marjan de Boer at the lead of the tournament, followed closely by Jane Rees. The best 60 players started with a  shotgun in the afternoon, 45 minutes after the arrival of the last match from the second round.  For some of them this meant having to play 31 holes in one day.

After this marathon day, a beautiful prize giving closed the event, attended by the Mayor of Saint Jean de Luz, Laurence Rozner representing the FFG and multiple partners. The winner, Marjan de Boer won for the first time the Simone Thion de la Chaume Trophy , and also her  first tournament as a Senior Professional. Note the performance of Khadija Boutachicht, Chantaco player, member of the French Senior Team, who ranks as first French amateur of the tournament.

The guest book is our best witness:  not even the rain and cold, can alter the positive spirit and the players' motivation of this Trophy.

Rendez vous next year from the 2 nd to the 4 th of April, 2014, for the 16th edition!

We want to thank all our partners who help perpetuate this event:

Albatros : Lacoste

Eagle : Solrentgolf et Katira Communications

Birdies : Honma, Côte Basque Immobilier, FFG,

Par : Grand Hotel de Saint Jean de Luz et Office de Tourisme de Saint Jean de Luz

Bogey : Dr. Pierre Ricaud, HGS, College Ostheopathie du Pays Basque, Regigolf, Arcos Gardens , Titleist, L'Hôtel du Palais, Swing Feminin, La ferme Lizarraga, Hotel Restaurant Cafe Le Madrid, Hotel de la Nivelle

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