The 2023 KPMG Women’s Irish Open was won by Danish Native, Smilla Tarning Sønderby claiming her first LET Tour victory, overcoming Anne Van Dam and Nicole Broch Estrup in a nail-biting three-way playoff before striving to glory.
The Championship venue in County Clare saw a record of over 31,000 people pass through the gates over the four days of the tournament. The crowds enjoyed following the array of talent out on the course, whilst taking in the breath-taking surroundings of Dromoland Castle.
KPMG Ambassador Leona Maguire closed out the tournament with a one-under 71 to finish eight shots outside the play-off in a tie for 14th on eight-under. Leona birdied three of her first six holes, but chasing a round like Sønderby’s, her race was run after she three-putted the eighth for bogey.
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The 2023 winner's trophy was designed by leading Irish jeweller, Chupi Sweetman. Find out more about the trophy and its famous designer.
Looking ahead to 2024
KPMG Women’s Irish Open is now confirmed for Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel for 2024. Carton House is nestled in the heart of County Kildare, Carton House, Fairmont’s 5-star resort boasts two championship courses - the Montgomerie and the O'Meara, and the tournament will be played on the iconic O’Meara course.
Martin Mangan, General Manager of Carton House, Fairmont said; "I know I speak for everyone here at Carton House, when I say we are delighted to host the 2024 KPMG Women’s Irish Open. Golf is at the heart of the estate and a huge attraction for guests from here and overseas. It's a great privilege to host the 2024 KPMG Women’s Irish Open and we are looking forward together with the whole team in hosting this event and a fantastic weekend of golf, welcoming the best golfers from Ireland and around the world."
KPMG Women's Irish Open 2022
The 2022 KPMG Women’s Irish Open was won by Klara Spilková from the Czech Republic, claiming her first LET Tour victory in over five years, overcoming Ursula Wikström and Nicole Broch Estrup in a nail-biting playoff.
Having come agonisingly close to securing a spot in that playoff, Irish golfer and KPMG ambassador Leona Maguire will once again tee it up at Dromoland Castle as she seeks to become the first Irish winner of the event.
The Cavan native missed out on the playoff by a single shot despite playing incredible golf over the weekend, including the lowest score of the 3rd round, a magnificent 65 (-7) which saw her charge up the leaderboard to sit just two shots off the pace going into the final round on Sunday. A final round 68 (-4) secured Leona a share of fourth place.
KPMG and golf
In addition to our support of women’s sport in Ireland, KPMG also works to help inspire greatness amongst golfers at both the grassroots level and in the professional game.
KPMG has a long and proud heritage in the game of golf, both in Ireland and abroad, having been title sponsor of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship since 2015, one of five majors in the women’s golf which took place in late June in Maryland, USA. The tournament had a total purse of $9 million, a 300% increase on the total purse prior to KPMG’s sponsorship of the event, with the winner receiving $1.35 million.
In Ireland, we are also the title sponsor of the Irish Kids Golf Tour, which is open to girls and boys aged 6 to 13 years old and features some of the best young golfers in Ireland.
Irish professional golfer Leona Maguire has been a KPMG ambassador since she turned professional in 2018 and we are committed to supporting her as she progresses to the next stages of her career.