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Linn Grant hopes DP World Tour victory will be a major boost for women’s golf

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Linn Grant hopes to have dealt a major blow to women’s golf by becoming the first woman to win a DP World Tour event.

Grant picked up an impressive nine-stroke victory at the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed in his native Sweden.

Carrying the flag for the Ladies European Tour during the mixed event at Halmstad Golf Club, Grant, 22, beat her male opponents in style with a flawless 64 finish, which took her to 24 under par for the tournament.

She said: “I hope this win is big. I hope it brings the women more forward and people look at us a bit more.

“It’s always nice to say you beat the guys for a week. Being able to speak Swedish and hear everyone cheering you on was amazing. All week I just felt like it’s girls versus guys and whoever wins that trophy represents the peloton.

Grant only turned pro last summer, but she already has three LET titles under her belt and six in the world.

Fellow Swede and co-tournament organizer Henrik Stenson tied for second on 15 under alongside Scotsman Marc Warren.

Linn Grant en route to victory in the Scandinavian Mixed (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)

Grant got off to a lightning-fast start on Sunday, extending his overnight lead from two strokes to seven thanks to five birdies in his first six holes.

After a streak of three straight pars, Grant started the back nine with successive birdies at the 10th and 11th before landing another shot at the 14th to go to 24 under par.

And four closing pars allowed Grant to keep his card clean and secure the biggest margin of victory on the DP World Tour so far this season.

Grant, who had her boyfriend Pontus on the bag this week, added: ‘I’m speechless and so happy to be home just to see all the kids, and my family is here and everyone I know. love watching.

“I was actually surprisingly calm on the first tee. I felt happy and relieved, and to be able to walk into the area and just enjoy the golf for one last day was very nice.

“When I walked up to the 13th green I saw the leaderboard and saw there were eight shots and it was very relaxing not having to change gears and I could just get out there and keep going. do what I was doing.”