A DROPPED shot at her final hole denied Doncaster’s Rebecca Hudson a tie for fourth place in the Deloitte Ladies Open in Amsterdam.
Victory went to Holland’s Christel Boeljon who led wire to wire and finished on 10-under-par 209 after rounds of 69 69 71.
Hudson began her round in encouraging fashion with birdies at her first two holes, and also started her homeward nine the same way.
However, sprinkled in were bogeys at the 5th, 14th and the particularly galling one at the par-5 18th as she carded 70 73 72 for a 215 aggregate.
Boeljon became only the second home winner in the history of the Deloitte Ladies Open as she finished four strokes clear of Finland’s Ursula Wikstrom and Danish rookie professional Emily Kristine Pedersen. Holland’s Liz Weima won the tournament at Rijk van Nijmegen in 1994.
It is Boeljon’s second Ladies European Tour trophy as an individual, following the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open in 2011, the year she was also a member of Europe’s victorious Solheim Cup team in Ireland.
The field had to contend with squally weather over the three days, including rain, wind and low temperatures.
Three ahead going into the final round, Boeljon moved four clear with a birdie on the first hole, but stumbled with a bogey on the fifth.
Wikstrom then tested Boeljon’s nerves when she got to within one after 10 holes, but the eventual winer quickly birdied the 11th and 12th and then held steady through several downpours.
Cleckheaton’s Georgina Simpson improved by six shots on Saturday on her opening 83, but was still unable to make the cut.
The 2015 Ladies European Tour takes a one week break before the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters at Buckinghamshire Golf Club in a fortnight.