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England's Davies seals 75th title

Final leaderboard:
-11 L Davies (Eng) -10 V Lagoutte-Clement (Fra) -9 A Walshe (USA), M Reid (Eng) -8 N Garrett (Aus)


Laura Davies
Davies held her nerve to collect the third title of this year

England's Laura Davies birdied the final hole to win the Uniqa Ladies Golf Open in Fohrenwald-Wiener Neustadt, Austria and seal her 75th career title.

Davies played a magnificent shot out of a greenside bunker to six feet at 18 before holing the putt for victory.

It was Davies' third triumph at the event and her third title of the season after wins in New Zealand and Germany.

She finished one shot ahead of France's Virginie Lagoutte-Clement on 11 under and two ahead of Melissa Reid.

The 46-year-old Davies, who also won the tournament in 2007 and 2008, was already the oldest winner on the Ladies European Tour, but still battled her nerves to seal the title.

"I was shaking," she said after triumphing. "It's your legs - your legs go. If your hands and your arms go then you're in trouble but you feel your legs getting a bit shaky.

"Over that bunker shot, with all the water behind, my legs were a bit shaky on that and over the putt, but I guess that's just the adrenaline and you're just excited about trying to win a golf tournament.

"If you didn't have that then you wouldn't win."

Davies went into the final round a stroke behind Derbyshire's Reid, who closed with a 73 to share third with Alison Walshe of the United States (67).

Reid was tied with Davies with a hole to play and in an almost identical spot in the bunker but three-putted for a bogey to slip behind Lagoutte-Clement.



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