Scotland’s Jane Turner recorded her first win on the LET Access Series with a wire-to wire victory at the Bossey Ladies Championship at Golf de Bossey, near Geneva.
Turner shot a closing even par 71 to finish at 7 under, in a tie with Noemi Jimenez, who had already posted a final round 67 to lead in the clubhouse. The Scot had the slimmest of leads at the start of the day and faltered during the middle of her round, losing her advantage. In the past, Turner may have faltered but she rallied to record three birdies on the 11th, 12th and 13th to tie Jimenez at 7 under. The Spaniard then bogeyed the 17th but birdied the 18th to draw level with Turner, who parred her way in from the 14th.
Both players could not be split after the first play-off hole and it was Jimenez who found trouble on the second play-off hole, not able to reach the par four 400-yard 18th hole with her second shot and failing to get up and down from 40 yards. Turner hit the green in two and rolled her first putt up to about a foot but admitted to being very nervous over the putt but holed with no problem and the title belonged to her.
“It’s amazing, it’s taken four years so this one…it feels brilliant. And that I had to do it in a play-off, there were a lot of nerves in that last putt," Turner commented.
“The fact that I kept control of it as well. In the past I have led after the first round and dropped away but this week I managed to keep hold of it. I was actually three over par after 11 holes and managed to bring it back with three birdies. I was missing fairways, making silly mistakes. I knocked it in to three feet on the 11th hole and holed that and that was it, I was back in control.“
Natalia Escuriola of Spain finished on her own in 3rd place, scoring a final day one over par 72 for a 5 under total, 208. England’s Lauren Taylor improved each day with rounds of 72, 69 and 68 for a 4 under par total and 4th position.
Order of Merit leader Meghan Maclaren shot the round of the day, 65, to finish in 5th place at 3 under and consolidate her position in the ranking.
The LET Access Series now takes a break until the penultimate event of the season, the WPGA International Challenge at Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa, which takes place from the 28 – 30 September.