Golf: Ladies Italian Open sees 10 Azzurre taking part

26th edition of event near Alessandria for 2nd straight year

Redazione ANSA ROME

(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 3 - The 26th edition of the Ladies Italian Open taking place for the second year running at the Golf Club Margara of Fubine Monferrato near Alessandria will see 10 Azzurre vying to beat the world's best.
    They include Giulia Molinaro, who came third in last year's KPMG Women's PGA Championship; Virginia Elena Carta, who made her debut in the Piedmont contest last year; Roberta Liti, best-ranked Azzurra last year; Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso, who recently won the Terre Blanche Ladies Open; and two upcoming youngsters, Martina Flori and Erika De Martini.
    Defending the title is 19-year-old Frenchwoman Lucie Malchirand , while the past winners include Norway's Marianne Skarpnord.
    There is also great expectation around the new revelation of European golf,Sweden's Maja Stark, who has already racked up three wins on the Ladies' European Tour (LET). (ANSA).