Scots star Kylie celebrates first win at Deloitte Ladies Open in Holland
KYLIE WALKER has told Scottish Club Golfer of her ‘huge relief’ at final claiming her maiden Ladies European Tour title at last weekend’s Deloitte Ladies Open in Holland.
The 27-year-old Glaswegian, who held a two-shot lead going into the final round at The International near Amsterdam Airport, overcame Nikki Campbell and Malene Jorgensen at the second extra hole of a sudden death play-off to seal the win and pocket a cheque for €30,000.
“I’m over the moon to have finally won,” said Walker, one of five Scots supported by sportscotland funding.
“It’s a huge relief. I played well there last year and liked
the course, so I was quite confident going in. I felt comfortable and managed to give myself a lot of chances, most of which I took, so it was great to get the job don.”
As a result of winning, Walker climbed to seventh on the LET money list and has secured her place in the fields for two of the remaining ladies’ majors this year: the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale and the Evian Masters in France.
“The perks that come with winning are really good,” she added. I had been scheduled to go to qualifying for the Women’s British Open, so it’s great that I didn’t need to worry about that.
“As for the Evian, getting in there is massive as well. It’s such a tough event to qualify for so I’m thrilled.”
After closing out her win, Walker was doused in champagne by her fellow Scots Vikki Laing, Pamela Feggans and Pamela Pretswell and admits that she was overwhelmed by all of the messages of congratulations that she received.
She added: “It was incredible. I actually missed my flight out of Amsterdam on Sunday night, what with everything that happened, but if there’s ever a time to be happy about missing a flight that was it.”