Sunday 16.10.2016
Memorable moment, my 1st win on Ladies European Tour!

Luister hier naar Anne van Dam na haar zege.

It's done!


✏️ “Quotes from Ladies European Tour.”

Anne van Dam

Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands outlasted local star Yuting Shi in an enthralling final round duel to earn her first Ladies European Tour title at the Xiamen International Ladies Open in China.

Van Dam, 21, from Arnhem, fired rounds of 70, 66, 67 and 68 to end on 17-under-par and one stroke ahead of Shi, who bogeyed the final hole at Orient Golf Club.

The pair started the final round, played in hot and humid conditions, tied for the lead on 13-under-par before Van Dam took control with a birdie on the second hole.

The tall and long-hitting Dutchwoman went two strokes ahead with an eagle at the par-5 fourth hole, but there was a two shot swing at the sixth, which Van Dam bogeyed and Shi birdied, before the diminutive Shi took the lead with a birdie on the seventh hole.

The 18-year-old Shi, from Beijing, then bogeyed the 10th, but quickly recovered with a birdie at the 11th. Van Dam missed a great opportunity on the 14th but levelled the scores when she made a 40cm birdie putt on the par-4 16th hole. Drama ensued at the 17th when Van Dam drove left onto the 18thfairway, but she hit an excellent recovery shot and matched Shi with a birdie.

The pair remained tied coming to the 18th tee, but Shi’s drive hit a tree and bounced back 30 yards down the fairway, meaning that she could not reach the green in regulation and took a pitch and two putts for bogey. Van Dam was able to make two putts from the back of the green for par to seal the victory, worth €45,000, in the event which was almost cancelled three weeks earlier due to a huge typhoon.

The players donated 10 per cent of their earnings to local relief efforts and the greenkeepers worked overtime to ensure that the course was in championship condition. For Van Dam, it could not have been any better and she said: “It’s a big boost. I mean, it’s my second year on tour and so far I didn’t reach my potential at all, so it’s pretty sweet to get this win.”

She added: “I’m just glad I stayed so patient out there today. On the sixth hole I made a bogey and from there I just made pars all the way in. I hit really good shots but my putting was not there yet. I said to myself, stay patient, because you never know what can happen. I mean, 16, 17, were absolutely crazy. On 16, I had a perfect distance for my gap wedge. I just looked at the pin and wanted to hole that shot. From the first hole, I pretty much just tried to hole every approach shot into the green.”

When asked if she felt nervous, she replied: “I have to say, today was pretty good. It was just the last putt: you could feel everything going nuts. It was so short, it was just straight back and straight through and in the hole.”

Runner-up Shi felt that the 18th hole had been ‘bad luck’ and said: “I tried my best with every single shot at the last hole, but it didn’t work out.”

Thailand’s Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras finished in third place on 14-under and Amelia Lewis of the United States was fourth.

In a tie for fifth with Thailand’s Supamas Sangchan and Yu-Ju Chen of Chinese Taipei, Lydia Hall from Wales registered her best finish on the LET since her victory at the 2012 ISPS HANDA Ladies British Masters. Frenchwoman Valentine Derrey and Malene Jorgensen of Denmark shared eighth place with Indian rookie Aditi Ashok, who recorded her fourth straight top-10 finish on the LET.

The 2016 LET continues with the Sanya Ladies Open in China, where Van Dam will be looking for a second straight victory in a fortnight’s time.


Kijk hier NOS zondag 16 oktober 2016.

Saturday 3rd round 67 [-5].

Saturday "Quotes from Ladies European Tour."


Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands rattled off five birdies in a 67 on day three of the Xiamen International Ladies Open in China to catch Chinese teenager Yuting Shi heading into the final round.

Locked at 13-under-par, the pair are two ahead of Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, while fellow Thai player Ajira Nualraksa is three strokes further back alongside Liu Yan of China (below).

With her breakthrough win on the Ladies European Tour in prospect, Van Dam’s confidence is high and the 21-year-old from Arnhem said: “Perhaps I’m over the jet lag.”

She began her third round with a nerveless birdie on the first hole and added another at the fourth. A run of seven straight pars then preceded three birdies in a row from the 12th hole, establishing a one stroke advantage. Shi, however, birdied the 16th and 17th to go one ahead before three-putting at the par-4 18th for her first bogey in 54 holes.

Van Dam, who is ranked second in driving distance amongst the regular Ladies European Tour players, explained the momentum charge on the back nine after she hit a confident drive down the par-5 12th fairway. “On 12, I hit it twice in the water on day one and day two and I just took my driver again and it was a good one,” she said. “I hit it on the green with my second shot and I had two good putts. The first almost went in for eagle, so that was a very easy birdie. On 13, I hit my wedge to four or five metres and holed a good downhill putt. On 14, I was 40 metres away from the pin and had a good pitch, expected it to go closer, but it was around one and a half metres and I holed that.”

Van Dam’s best finish in two years on the LET is 12th, at the 2015 Helsingborg Open which she followed up in February with a tie for 12th at the RACV Ladies Masters. She has shown flashes of brilliance with two rounds of six-under and has won twice on the LET Access Series: at the 2015 HLR Golf Academy Open in FInland and at the Citizenguard LETAS Trophy in Belgium in July.

She continued: “Any kind of pressure is something. I wouldn’t say it’s the same, but it’s definitely an advantage. I thought I would be nervous today but I walked to the first tee and was pretty relaxed. I made a birdie and from there I played quite well. My game feels quite good and because of that I don’t need to be really nervous. I’m looking forward to playing tomorrow again.”

Saturday Xiamen International Ladies Open China

“Quotes from Ladies European Tour….”

Van Dam used her prodigious length off the tee to full effect in a six-under 66, which equalled her lowest round in two seasons on the Ladies European Tour. Anne Van Dam of the Netherlands fired a six-under-par 66 in warm and breezy conditions at Orient Golf Club on Friday morning to set the clubhouse lead at the Xiamen International Ladies Open in China.

After her round, Van Dam said: “I’m obviously very happy. My swing felt very good yesterday but I made some silly mistakes. I had six birdies but four bogeys. Today I went out there trying to eliminate the bad ones and continue with the good ones and I got off to a really good start. I was five-under after eight and had a bad drive on 12, but that was the only bad thing. It could have been even lower.

Commenting on the course condition following the historical typhoon which hit a month ago, the two-time winner on the LET Access Series continued: “The course is more open and for me, with my driving, it’s great. I hit a lot of drivers and with this heat I’m hitting it really far so on some holes I’m only 40 or 50 metres in front of the green and I’ve been taking advantage of that the last two days. The quality of the course is still really good.”

Bogey free.


Saturday Quote

Met nog één ronde te gaan in het Xiamen International Ladies Open in China is Anne van Dam gedeeld eerste. Dat is te danken aan een sterke ronde in 67 slagen (-5).

Anne van Dam begon ronde drie op de tweede plaats achter de 18-jarige leider Yuting Shi uit China. De speelster van Golf Team Holland maakte op de eerste negen twee birdies en toen drie birdies op rij, op de holes 12, 13 en 14. Op dat moment ging ze alleen aan de leiding. Van Dam eindigde haar ronde in 67 slagen (-5). Shi maakte op het eind van de ronde twee birdies maar ook een bogey en staat na 54 holes gelijk met Van Dam, op dertien onder par.

‘Misschien ben ik over mijn jetlag heen’, grapte de 21-jarige Van Dam over haar sterke ronde.  De longhitter (nr 2 op de driving distance-ranglijst van de Ladies European Tour) speelde de par-5 12de zaterdag ‘voor de verandering’ heel goed. ‘Op dag één en twee sloeg ik hier in het water. Ik pakte opnieuw mijn driver maar nu was de afslag goed. Ik sloeg mijn tweede bal op de green en maakte twee goede putts, het was bijna een eagle.’

Van Dam is tweedejaars op de Ladies European Tour. Haar beste resultaat is een 12de plaats: in het Helsingborg Open van 2015 en de RACV Ladies Masters van 2016. Ze won wel al twee keer op de LET Access Series: in 2015 het HLR Golf Academy Open in Finland en dit jaar de Citizenguard LETAS Trophy in België.

‘Ik dacht dat ik vandaag al zenuwachtig zou zijn’, zei Van Dam. ‘Maar ik wandelde redelijk relaxed naar de eerste tee. Ik begon met een birdie en speelde daarna ook goed. Mijn spel voelt goed dus ik hoef niet nerveus te zijn. Ik kijk uit naar morgen.’

NR5 & 2020

Anne van Dam

Victory number 5 on the Ladies European Tour at the end of November 2019 already feels like a … More

Europe won The Solheim Cup for the first time since 2013 after an incredible finish to the final day singles, which ended with Suzann Pettersen holing the decisive putt on the 18th green.

Anne van Dam

Team USA looked set to retain the trophy when they needed a half point from any of the … More

LET 4th win ActewAGL Canberra Classic

Anne van Dam

Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands has surged home on the final nine to win the Canberra Women’s … More


Anne van Dam

After the tournament victory in Spain, I trained this week with coach David Dickmeiss on my Dutch homecourse … More


Anne van Dam

After I played most of this summer in America, I was looking forward to 3 tournaments in a … More

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open

Anne van Dam

 WIN NR2!!! Anne Van Dam delivered on her enormous potential as she romped to an eight-shot victory in … More

Evian Championship

Anne van Dam

The last Major victory of the season became, after a final round in 68 strokes, a prey for … More

Season update

Anne van Dam

Interview with Martijn Paehlig for Golfers Magazine (Tuesday sep 4th) Van Dam ready for season finale The last … More

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

Anne van Dam

I could not play as strong as last week in Canberra. It was a struggle on this very … More

Ready to start 2018 LET-Oates Vic Open Australia.

Anne van Dam

After Holiday Season and 2018 preparations with coach David in Florida I am ready to play again. The … More

Klaar voor volgende stap.

Anne van Dam

Publicatie NGF 12 december 2017 Anne van Dam, Nederlands beste golfster, is klaar voor een volgende stap in … More

Omega Dubai Ladies Classic, Emirates Golf Club.

Anne van Dam

A change of putter worked wonders for long-hitting Anne Van Dam who blistered the front nine to move … More

The Road to LPGA 2018 – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Anne van Dam

6 december 2017 Redactie GOLF.NL Van Dam wil jaar goed afsluiten in Dubai Na de teleurstelling van het mislopen … More

Hero Indian Women’s Open.

Anne van Dam

8 Birdies in final round for a fabulous 67 and top5 result again. Saturday -2 with an eagle … More

Practice day with Noa van Beek.

Anne van Dam

Tuesday I came home from the LPGA Qualifying in Florida. Today I had a practice day and 9 … More

Lacoste Ladies Open de France

Anne van Dam

Thursday 6 birdies -5, T2 for both Me and Justine. Nice playing together and having a solid round. … More

Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Espana Femenino.

Anne van Dam

With a bogey free round and 3 birdies I made a solid 69 on Thursday. Friday I made 5 birdies … More

I love this course Kingsbarns Links.

Anne van Dam

Top story from Ladies European Tour. Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands made the most of her morning … More

Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open.

Anne van Dam

I am playing Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Golf Links for the 3rd year. For the … More

Ladies European Thailand Championship.

Anne van Dam

Tuesday 04 July 2017 – Quote from Ladies European Tour. The top Ladies European Tour stars in the … More