The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Boeljon leads all the way in home win

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Holland’s Christel Boeljon claimed a four-stroke victory to win the the Deloitte Ladies Open on home soil yesterday.

The 27-year-old became the second home winner in the history of the tournament as she recorded a score of 71 in the final round to finish 10 under par in Amsterdam.

Boeljon, who moved three shots clear of the field after Saturday’s second round, gave a dominant performanc­e as she led from start to finish to triumph at The Internatio­nal.

Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen and Ursula Wikstrom of Finland finished joint second on six under following rounds of 70, while England duo Rebecca Hudson and 2013 winner Holly Clyburn finished in a three-way tie for seventh alongside Swede Lynn Carlsson.

Scottish trio Carly Booth, Sally Watson and Laura Murray finished tied for 14th place on one under par.

Booth closed with a 74, Watson carded a 72 and Murray shot a 73.

The victory was Boeljon’s second on the European Tour trophy after claiming the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open in 2011 and she was delighted to add to that.

She told ladieseuro­peantour.com: “This is a big one.

“To be able to do it, leading from the start in front of a home crowd in my home country, means a lot and it’s something that I will never forget.

“I did not look at the leader boards until 17, when I realised where I stood and that gave me a good feeling.

“I hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, it was pretty solid when I needed it so to be able to rely on a good short game and have my putter behave, was great.”

South Africa’s Stacy Lee Bregman dropped off the pace as she recorded a final round 73 to finish five under par and in a tie for fourth alongside Christine Wolf of Austria and Frenchwoma­n Lucie Andre.

Scots Kylie Walker and Vikki Laing finished at two over with Pamela Pretswell at five over.

 ??  ?? Christel Boeljon: won by four shots.
Christel Boeljon: won by four shots.

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