Karrie Webb won the L.E.T. ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters tournament with a brilliant final round of 65 at Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham, England.
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Karrie shot a final round -7 under par, which included four birdies, two Eagles and one bogey and elevated her to the top of the leaderboard. She dais she had really entered the competition to get used to the English climate and gain some confidence, well she certainly has the confidence now;
“I came over here to get some tournament rounds under my belt, get some confidence going, get into the time zone and British conditions. To win is just the icing on the cake. I’m very happy with how I played this week and I got more and more confident on the course as the week went on. I hadn’t played the par fives particularly well this week but today I played them well with two eagles. It’s a great boost when conditions are tough.”
Ashleigh Simon, the leader for so long, said she was not too disappointed with second place. a last round of -3 under par 69 gave her a tournament total of -15 under par, just one shot adrift, but more importantly a place in the Ricoh Women’s British Open;
“I can’t be disappointed, I played really well today, conditions were very tough and for Karrie to shoot 65, I take my hat off to her. I don’t think I could have played any better. I hit some great shots. The pins were tucked on slopes today that you just couldn’t get to, so I’m very pleased and now I’m into the British Open and don’t have to qualify.”
Third place went to Caroline Masson, who along with Ashleigh was tied at the top at the beginning of play. Caroline had a final round of -2 under par 70, and said she did not feel like she lost the tournament, rather Karrie won it;
“It doesn’t feel like I lost it. It feels like Karrie won it and I think seven-under is a great score in the last round. I gave my best and did all I could.”
Charley Hull excited the galleries with an impressive eagle on the 17th hole, after driving the green and knocking in a putt from 12 feet. She was the leading British player in a share of ninth place at -8 under par.