Date: September 21, 2009
Author: PA Sport

Gergely claims historic win

Nicole Gergely became the first Austrian to win a Ladies&apos European Tour title as she triumphed by two shots in the Randstad Open de France Dames. A final round of five-under 67, which equalled her career best, proved enough to see off the challenge of Finland&aposs Ursula Wikstrom, who carded a 69. Gergely said: “It&aposs awesome. I can&apost believe it. It was always a dream.” “I played so well this year. Today I thought, &aposokay, I won&apost put myself under pressure. I&aposll just see whenever it comes, it comes&apos. It&aposs really unexpected here; it&aposs unbelievable.” The 24-year-old bogeyed at the second hole of the day when she found the water but responded with six birdies in her round, including three in a row from the fourth hole. Wales&apos Becky Brewerton signed off with a 70 and shared third place with the 2008 champion Anja Monke from Germany, who had a 71. Joanne Mills was the leading Australian in a share of 23rd place at two-under, while Karen Lunn finished equal 29th and Bronwyn Mullins-Lane was 35th. Meanwhile Karrie Webb finished tied for 15th at the Samsung World Championships at Torrey Pines, 18 shots behind winner Na Yeon Choi. Webb could only manage a three-over 75 in the final round to complete the tournament at two-over. Compatriot Lindsey Wright was 18th at three-over.