France’s Valentine Derrey claimed her first win on the Ladies European Tour with a two-shot victory in the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open at National Golf Club in Antalya.
The 26-year-old from Paris carded a final round of three-under 70 in hot and breezy conditions to end on a three-round total of seven under par, with Denmark’s Malene Jorgensen second on five under after a closing 73.
After sealing the win and being sprayed in champagne by her French friends on tour, Derrey said: “It’s awesome! Finally! Last year I finished on the podium three times so I’m finally the winner.”
England’s Charley Hull made a late charge for a second straight LET victory when she birdied the 14th and 15th, but she bogeyed the par-3 16th after hitting her ball to the left of the green and had to settle for third place on four-under after a 72.
Hull said: “My putting was not very good the past couple of days but I’m happy with the way I’m hitting it. I holed a few good putts towards the end. Top three is not too bad but when you win, nothing feels as good as that so I just want to keep winning now.
Scotland’s Vikki Laing had been second overnight but carded a three-over 76 to finish joint fourth with Russian Maria Balikoeva, who had a 72.
Czech teenager Klara Spilkova took a one-shot lead into the final round and was briefly four clear after birdies on the second and third, but a closing 78 left her in a tie for sixth with England’s Sophie Walker on two-under-par.