Switzerland’s Chiara Tamburlini triumphs at the PGA Championship Gothenburg to take the win by five shots in her first tournament as a professional.
The 23-year-old, who decided to turn professional the night before the tournament began, had a fantastic final round to extend the lead she created yesterday.
It was an almost faultless final round for Tamburlini who carded five birdies and only one bogey on the 13th to finish the tournament with rounds of 70, 66 and 68.
Speaking about the win Tamburlini said: “I feel amazing, this was pretty cool especially in my first professional golf tournament.
“I played solidly, I just had so much fun out there and enjoyed myself so much. I’m very blessed I feel like all the pieces are falling together.
Tamburlini has had a strong season on the LET Access Series making all the cuts in the six events she has competed in, but this was her time experiencing being in the final three.
“Today I wasn’t as nervous as expected, I was confident in my game. Today I played well and had no trouble off the tee and just putted well again today.
The Swiss star, who is now certainly one to watch, has also made two top-10s at the Vasteras Open by Elite Hotels and at last week’s one day tournament, the Big Green Egg Swedish Open, where she came fifth.
With this win, Tamburlini has moved to 10th position in the LETAS Order of Merit with 710.60 points.
“This win doesn’t change that much, now my goal is to still make the top-6 so I can skip Q-School, so this was a step in the right direction.
“I will celebrate with my friends in Gothenburg, we play again next week so I will probably just hold off a bit until I can celebrate with friends and family back home and have some down time.”
England’s Emily Price continued her fine form to finish in second place on seven-under-par whilst Norway’s Dorthea Forbrigd and Denmark’s Puk Lyng Thomsen came joint third on six-under-par.
It was a good day for the Swiss, as Elena Moosmann made moves on the final day to finish in fifth alongside Germany’s Carolin Kauffmann and Spain’s Harang Lee.
Australia’s Kristalle Blum and Finland’s Emily Penttila came eighth whilst five players rounded out the top-10: Finland’s Emilia Tukiainen, New Zealand’s Muchin Keh, Norway’s Michelle Forsland, Sweden’s Emma Thorngren and England’s Hannah Screen.
LETAS now stays in Sweden for the Ahlsell Nordic Golf Tour Finale at Elisefarm Golf Club which starts next week (23-25)