Morgan wins first professional title after 18 years

Becky Morgan

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-7 B Morgan (Wal); -5 C Hedwall (Swe), C Wolf (Aut), F Johnson (Eng), N Larsen (Den); -1 P Thanapolboonyaras (Tha), S Sangchan (Tha), N Komulainen (Fin),
Selected others: +1 L Taylor (Eng); +3 K Macdonald (Sco), L Young (Eng); +4 H Burke (Eng), E Givens (Eng); +5 L Hall (Wal)
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Wales’ Becky Morgan secured her first professional title with a two-shot win at the Hero Women’s Indian Open.

Morgan, 44, had shared the overnight lead with England’s Ellie Givens and Nicole Broch Larsen of Denmark.

She shot a three-under 69 in Sunday’s final round to finish on seven under, ahead of Broch Larsen, Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall, Austrian Christine Wolf and Felicity Johnson of England.

It was her 119th tournament on the Ladies European Tour.

She had tied for second at the Indian Open in 2015, one of 22 top-10 finishes.

“It’s taken me 18 years and it’s a mixture of excitement and relief that finally I have done it,” Morgan said.

“I didn’t look at the scoreboard until the 18th green because I knew anything could happen.

“I knew I was doing fairly well because I was playing well – but I kept to myself and let it happen.”

Meanwhile, England’s Bronte Law finished in a tie for ninth at the inaugural LPGA Shanghai.

A final-round 70 meant 23-year-old Law finished on 10 under par, three shots behind winner Danielle Kang of the United States.

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