Nikki Campbell of Australia came agonizingly close to her first Ladies European Tour victory overnight at the Deloitte Ladies Open In Amsterdam. Campbell had started the final round 3 shots behind Scotland’s Kylie Walker, but jumped out of the blocks to be 5 under par through her first 8 holes. As she stood on the 9th tee she was one shot clear of her rivals and looked in control of the tournament until a costly 3 putt bogey at 15 saw her slip back into a share of the lead.
Malena Jorgensen from Denmark, runner up in Turkey a few weeks ago set the clubhouse lead with a flawless round of 5 under par 67 which left Walker needing a birdie at the last to win outright. The Scot looked to have the tournament sewn up after hitting two majestic shots on the 506 yard 18th hole to the heart of the green but 3 putted to force a playoff with Campbell and Jorgensen.
On the 2nd playoff hole Walker holed a 20 foot putt to claim her first LET title and was obviously thrilled to win for the first time,
Walker played on the ALPG Tour in early 2014 and claimed a her first professional victory at the Renault Ladies Pro-am at Castle Hill Country Club against a top class field, a confidence boosting victory which obviously held her in good stead for her first tournament win.
Walker picked up a cheque for $37,500 Euros for the win while Campbell and Jorgensen had to settle for $21,437 euros each.
Source: ALPG Tour