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Julia Engstrom's First LET Win

Julia Engstrom is in her third season as a member of the Ladies European Tour ... and she's still only 18 years old. Now, she has her first LET win.

After victory in the Women's New South Wales Open in Australia, Engstrom said on Instagram: "A day I will remember for the rest of my life! #victorynr1"

Engstrom, from Sweden, was five strokes off the lead as the final round began. But she kept working her way up the leaderboard and eventually finished the tournament with a birdie. That got her in the clubhouse with a 68 and a total of 14-under 274. And that score held up.

Engstrom first made international golf news in 2016, when, at the age of 15, she became the youngest-ever winner of the British Ladies Amateur Championship.

She decided to enter 2017 LET Qualifying School and finished ninth, by which time she was 16. She turned 17 very early in her rookie year of 2018 — and went on to win the LET's Rookie of the Year Award. Engstrom had a best finish of fifth in her first year on tour, and finished 19th on the Order of Merit.

In 2019, Engstrom was 20th on the Order of Merit. She finished the season with fourth- and third-place showings in her final two tournaments, which should have left her feeling great. But in that final event, Engstrom entered the final round with a five-stroke lead, shot 74 and dropped to third.

Putting that behind her, Engstrom opened her 2020 year with a seventh-place showing in the Ladies Classic Bonville in Australia.

The Women's NSW Open was her 36th tournament on the LET. She now has six Top 10s including victory No. 1.

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