|France’s Joanna Klatten fired a course record nine-under-par 63 to secure her second major professional win in the Bing Lee Fujitsu Women’s NSW Open by three strokes.|
France’s Joanna Klatten fired a course record nine-under-par 63 to secure her second major professional win in the Bing Lee Fujitsu Women’s NSW Open by three strokes.
The 28-year-old, who finished at 16-under-par, made nine birdies in a flawless display around on the Oatlands golf course to triumph from Canberra's Nikki Campbell (66) with England's Hannah Burke (68) and South Australian Stephanie Na (70) a shot further back in a tie for third.
Klatten opened strongly with five birdies on the front nine and also finished the victory in style with birdies at the 17th and 18th holes.
It was her second professional victory and both have come in Australia, the other at the 2012 Victorian Women's Open.
When asked about her round today, she responded, “It was fantastic, I have to say it was one of my best rounds of golf, ever.”
“I have shot nine-under before as an amateur but this one felt like I was in perfect control of my game and my emotions, so I am extremely happy.”
“I just played really great from tee to green, putted well, chipped well, hit almost every fairway in regulation.”
This is Klatten's third win this year, as she won the first two Club Car Series pro-am events in Yamba and Antill Park. Klatten now heads to New Zealand for the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open.
WA’s Minjee Lee took home the leading amateur medal, the current Australian Amateur champion finished at 11-under-par and tied for 5th.
Lindsey Wright, who was the overnight co-leader with Na, finished in a share of fifth place with Kristie Smith (70) and Lee.