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LET announce 2014 schedule

The Ladies European Tour have announced a "full and flowing" schedule of tournaments for the 2014 season.

Next year's calendar will feature a minimum of 22 tournaments incorporating no fewer than 18 countries, starting with the ISPS HANDA New Zealand Women's Open in Christchurch.

The campaign will again conclude at the Emirates in Dubai with the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters in early December, and Tour chief executive officer Ivan Khodabakhsh revealed that negotiations are underway over the prospect of additional events.

"I am delighted to present a full and flowing schedule which will give the Ladies European Tour members the best opportunity to display their skills and talents on the international stage," said Khodabakhsh.

"By working closely with fellow Tours, Federations, venues and sponsors, we have been able to ensure that the players' schedules will not conflict, for the good of women's golf and the fans who will be able to watch the players compete at some of the best international venues.

"The LET is delighted to have the continued commitment and dedication of all of our tournament promoters and sponsors.

"Their conviction in our brand and support of our players will allow us to grow women's professional golf further and we are in negotiations with fellow Tours, Federations, venues and sponsors regarding additional tournaments in 2014.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our current and future business partners for a fantastic 2013 season and look forward to sharing another exciting 12 months with our colleagues across the world."