TaylorMade’s Esther Henseleit defends Magical Kenya Ladies Open title
Esther Henseleit posted a final round 2-under 70 to come from behind and retain her Magical Kenya Ladies Open title on Sunday.
Henseleit, who chose Team TaylorMade just over two weeks ago, joined Nicolai Hojgaard as the second Team TaylorMade athlete to win with Stealth on a major worldwide tour.
After winning her first LET title at the age of 20 in Kenya, Henseleit had to wait three years to be able to defend it as the 2020 and 2021 editions of the tournament were postponed due to the COVID-19.
Starting Sunday’s final round at even par, she made four birdies on her outward nine to propel herself into the mix before closing with two clutch putts with her Spider GT putter at the 17th and 18th, for a closing round of 70 and a one-shot victory.
Despite her Stealth Carbonwood being broken in transit, Henseleit was able to succeed with her backup driver paired with her TP5 golf ball to secure six birdies and an eagle on the weekend.
Mark Thistleton, TaylorMade Tour Representative, said: “Esther is extremely consistent and easy to work with and tested very well across all products when we met up with her in Dubai in January. She does most of her testing on the golf course, similar to a number of our Team TaylorMade athletes, as she doesn’t feel an enormous difference between individual clubs when on the range. We landed on a Stealth driver that launched higher with more optimal spin than her prior gamer and we’re delighted to see her have such instant success.”