Thidapa Suwannapura wins Indian Open by three strokes
Thidapa Suwannapura claimed her first Ladies European Tour title in fine fashion at the Hero Women's Indian Open.
Last Updated: 30/11/13 1:02pm
One shot clear going into the final 18 holes, Suwannapura carded a closing round of 68 to win the first prize of $45,000, the highest ever offered for women professionals in India.
She birdied the first to extend that advantage and back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th all-but sealed her maiden success.
Valentine Derrey of France had moved to the head of the leaderboard alongside Suwannapura after a second birdie of the day at the sixth, but she was unable to make any further headway on the back-nine where nine pars proved only enough for a five-under par finish.
England's Hannah Burke and another Thailand player Saraporn Chamchoi finished tied for third on four-under.
But there was no joy for Solheim Cup star Charley Hull, who was looking for her first tour win as well, as she finished with a level-par 72 and finished in a tie for fifth, five strokes behind the winner.