Date: September 28, 2009
Author: PA Sport

Gustafson clinches title

Sophie Gustafson cruised to a four-stroke win over Lorena Ochoa in the Longs Drugs Challenge on the Blackhawk Country Club course in Danville, California. Gustafson shot a four-under 68 to finish on 20 under as Ochoa shot an even-par 72 to finish on 16 under. Meanwhile, England&aposs Felicity Johnson claimed her first title on the Ladies European Tour with a two-shot victory at the Tenerife Ladies Open. The 22-year-old from Birmingham sealed the win in style with birdies on the last two holes at Costa Adeje for a closing 67 and total of 274, 14 under par. Wales&apos Becky Brewerton, who led by three with a round to play, stumbled to a 72 and took outright second. “It&aposs all a bit surreal at the moment but I&aposve worked so hard for this so it&aposs just fantastic that it&aposs finally come together for me,” said Johnson. “I hit a lot of fairways and a lot of greens and made a couple of good up and downs early on which kept the pars on the card.” “I just hit one bad shot on 14 and made a bogey there but apart from that I played really solid golf again.” “I led after the first round in Gothenburg last year and I&aposve finished third four times so it was a matter of putting the icing on the cake really.” Germany&aposs Bettina Hauert finished third with England&aposs Melissa Reid (67) fourth alongside Spain&aposs Tania Elosegui (73) on six-under. Germany&aposs Anja Monke shared sixth with Laura Davies on four-under, Davies having scraped through the cut at halfway.