Tenerife Open de España - The Sunshine & The Stars at Golf Las Americas

The 18th at Golf Las Americas    photo: John Beckley via Instagram

{UPDATE BELOW} The warmth of the Iberian sun, the heady scent of hibiscus and the gracious conviviality of Canarian hosts,  those are are some of the things that make the Tenerife Open de España one of the most anticipated events on the LET schedule.

The LET ladies clearly look forward to playing in Tenerife, and this year the island's warmth was particularly welcome, as this Canary Island stop comes on the heels of  a cold and blustery British Open.   The climatic contrast was noted in myriad tweets, as players arrived at Golf Las Americas a couple of days ago:

... and speaking of Nikki Garrett, the accomplished Aussie...who won 2007 Tenerife Ladies Open at Golf Del Sur... set an sizzling pace today, with a career low round of eight under par 64.

The Ladies European Tour website has all the details... plus numerous photos that'll undoubtedly make you wish you were there.

The sun soaked images sure have me feeling wistful, as I was invited to attend the awesome event... and play in the ProAm.  Sadly, state-side obligations have me stuck in the NYC area this week, so I'm following from afar... and resolved to make it to Tenerife for the next Open de España Femenino.

Thanks to social media, fresh updates and behind-the-scenes photos are being posted regularly on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere, giving fans an inside look at this exciting event and its awesome venue.  For those of us on the other side of the proverbial pond, it's also a chance to see some ultra-talented players we don't see enough of.  For a start check out the links below:

Websites: Ladies European Tour  • • • Tenerife Open de Espana • • •  Golf Las Americas  • • • TenerifeGolf • • • GolfBlogger  • • • Mike Belindo
Facebook: Ladies European Tour • • • Sir Old Golfer • • • Brendan Breen • • • Tenerife Open de Espana
Twitter: @LETgolf • • • @OpenFemenino • • • @golftenerife • • • @GolfAmericas • • • @JohnBeckley • • • @TJonesphoto   • • • @poodlegolf • • • @mikebelindo • • • @ovidiov • • • @SirOldGolfer • • • @Nikgarrett  • • • • • •

UPDATE: From the final round, c/o the beautiful @BecsHudson :