Golf: Azzurre seek first victory at Ladies Italian Open

Carta and Liti lead youngsters, 5 of world's top 10 competing

Redazione ANSA ROME

(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 1 - Italy's women golfers are seeking their first ever win at the Ladies Italian Open at Golf Club Margara at Fubine Monferrato near Alessandria in Piedmont from Thursday to Saturday.
    The Azzurre have finished second for times in the event's 25-year history.
    Eleven Italians are playing, six professionals and five amateurs, from big names Virginia Elena Carta and Roberta Liti to young talents Benedetta Moresco and Caterina Don, who is playing on home turf.
    The prize money on offer is 200,000 euros with 30,000 going to the winner.
    Of the international players on show, there will be five of the LET European Tour's top 10: Swede Johanna Gustavsson, South African Lee-Anne Pace, Finn Tiia Koivisto, England's Meghan MacLaren and Spain's Ana Pelaez Trivino.
    Reigning champ Lucie Malchirand of France has been ruled out by injury. (ANSA).