Saint-Malo Golf Mixed Open is first European event to feature equal split of men and women

Sweden's Emma Nilsson
Emma Nilsson will compete in the event in Brittany, France

The Saint-Malo Golf Mixed Open will be the first European event with an equal split of male and female players.

The 144 players - 72 men from the Alps Tour and 72 women from the Ladies European Tour Access Series - will play from different yardages but will compete in a single strokeplay event.

Forty-five players from each tour will make the cut in the four-round event.

Players will compete for the same trophy and prize fund in Brittany, France, from 4-7 July.

Emma Nilsson, who won the 2018 LET Access Series order of merit and will compete in the tournament, said: "It will be very nice to play alongside the men in the same tournament and it looks like a beautiful place.

"I played in the European Mixed Team Championships at Gleneagles last year and it was a great experience.

"I think it's good to try new formats. I will do my best to represent women's golf well."

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