Grant with the trophy following her historic achievement – photo Getty Images
Linn Grant made history in front of her home fans as she stormed to a stunning nine-shot victory at the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed to become the first female winner of a DP World Tour event.
The 22-year-old Swede produced a nerveless display of front-running on Sunday to keep a host of DP World Tour stars at bay and claim her third Ladies European Tour title in just six starts this season.
Grant earned €319,000 for her emphatic victory.
Grant did not put a foot wrong at Halmstad Golf Club on day four, stretching her overnight lead from two shots to seven with five birdies in the first six holes.
She managed to keep her card clean with three successive pars as the rain poured down over the next few holes before making another birdie on the tenth.
Spurred on by the enormous crowds that followed her wherever she went, Grant picked up further shots at the 11th and 14th to sign for a flawless 64, topping the leaderboard at 24 under par to win by the biggest margin on the DP World Tour so far this season.
Home hero and tournament co-host Henrik Stenson finished in a tie for second on 15 under alongside Scotland’s Marc Warren, with back-to-back birdies at the 17th and 18th helping Stenson to a closing 70.
Australian Jason Scrivener who lead at the halfway mark of the event eventually finished tied for 4th and earned Euro €80,000.
Scrivener’s fellow West Australian Whitney Hillier finished 29th (€17,020) and NSW’s Zach Murray picked up his first cheque of the 2022 European Tour season (€11,297) when he finished tied for 37th.