Deloitte Ladies Open: Kylie Walker takes first win on Ladies European Tour
Last Updated: 25/05/14 9:07pm
Scotland’s Kylie Walker earned her maiden Ladies European Tour victory at the Deloitte Ladies Open after a dramatic three-woman play-off against Nikki Campbell and Malene Jorgensen at The International near Amsterdam Airport.
Having led by two strokes after both the first and second rounds, Walker closed with a 72 in the three-round event to tie with Campbell and Jorgensen on six-under 213.
The 27-year-old from Glasgow then sealed the win by holing a 20-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole, the 506-yard par-five 18th.
Walker had a chance to win in regulation play after reaching the 18th green in two shots but three putted from across the green.
Her second round began well when she made a birdie putt of 15 feet on the second hole, but she dropped a shot on the par-five third, before making her second birdie of the day on the seventh. From there she came home with 11 straight pars.
Earlier in the day, Campbell fired five birdies in her first eight holes and overtook Walker with her birdie on the sixth before picking up another shot on the par-five eighth.
However the 33-year-old Australian three-putted on 15 to drop back into a share of the lead.
Denmark’s Jorgensen set the clubhouse target after firing a flawless six-under 67 in warm and sunny conditions and after coming second in Turkey, she finished runner-up for the second LET event in a row.
“Amazing; absolutely brilliant. I’m delighted,” said Walker. “I’ve been in play-offs to get in the British Open and US Open but not to win on the LET.
“I was just really trying to win and I kept giving myself chances and not quite making the putts, although I did putt quite well. A lot of them looked good and didn’t go in, so I’m delighted to win in the end.”