Golf: Linn Grant won the Scandinavian Mixed – Sebastian Söderberg lost in the final round

Sebastian Söderberg’s lead was halved to four strokes after the first nine holes on a windy and rainy Vasatorps GK in Skåne.

And it would get worse. Söderberg, who played great earlier in the week, missed several seemingly easy putts and after a bogey on hole 15, the lead was reduced to one stroke down to Linn Grant.

Chipped in a birdie

The 24-year-old from Scania – who won the competition in 2022 – accounted for four birdies on her first six holes. There were two straight birdies on holes 9 and 10 before seven straight pars awaited. On the 18th hole, she chipped in for another birdie.

– I took advantage of many of the shorter holes on the first nine holes and secured -5, and then I didn’t have to stress on the last nine. Then that I got in the last chip was the icing on the cake, Grant told SVT Sport after the round.

“Satisfied with the performance”

When Grant’s round was finished, she was three strokes behind Söderberg.

– Regardless of how it goes, I am very satisfied with the performance. If it’s a special game, it’s great fun, and if not, I’m still very happy, said Grant.

Crude miss on the 18th

There was no special game. But it was still a victory.

On his second shot on hole 18, Söderberg, who has a European Tour victory from 2019 on his record, ended up in the bunker.

He got onto the green straight away. On the first putt, he looked to be in good position to set it up for a playoff, but the less than a meter putt went cup-out, and Grant’s victory was complete.

– I suffer with him, Grant was heard to say when the victory was complete.

“Mixed feelings”

In the official victory interview, she elaborated on her feelings about the victory.

– There are mixed feelings. As I said before, I am suffering unbelievably with Sebastian right now and am at a loss for words. At the same time, I am very happy about the victory, she said.

Javascript must be enabled to play video

Watch a delicious chip from Linn Grant during the final round. Photo: DP World Tour/Bildbyrån