Aug 9th, 2015
Hannah Burke Wins Maiden Victory
64 Secures Win in Czech Republic
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Hannah Burke said she was "in a state of shock" after winning her first Ladies European Tour title in the Czech Republic.
"I'm absolutely lost for words," said Burke. "I didn't really focus too much on winning. I had a little goal set each day and went out to achieve them and I've come out on top, so it feels good."
Her final round included seven Birdies and zero bogeys.
Becky Morgan of Wales was a shot back, while Melissa Reid and Charley Hull qualified for the Solheim Cup.
Broch Larsen's took a seven at the 16th, and the tearful Dane said: "I was going for making my par instead of just playing it out to the fairway and seeing if I could make four from there. Instead of five, I made seven and pars from there, so it was just one hole."
Becky Morgan had equaled the course record with a 62 on the opening day, but she let an overnight lead slip with a closing 71 that left her in a share of third place.
"When you're tied for the lead going into the last round, you'd like to win, but I played OK," said Morgan.
"I had three stupid three putts on the back nine, got a little indecisive with a few clubs and left myself a couple of tough first putts, but all in all I'm pretty happy with it. I just didn't putt as well as the first day."
Hannah Burke decided on a career in golf at the tender age of 10. She had front and back open-heart surgery as a youngster, which means that she has a different posture to many golfers.
So our hats are off to Hannah. True triumph over adversity.