TROON, Scotland (AP) Australia’s Rebecca Artis rallied to win the Ladies Scottish Open, shooting a 6-under 66 on Sunday in windy and rainy conditions for a two-stroke victory over Norway’s Suzann Pettersen.
Artis, six strokes behind Pettersen at the start of the round, finished at 6-under 210 at Dundonald Links in the final Ladies European Tour event before the Women’s British Open at Turnberry.
”Sometimes you fight all your life to try and get that first win and sometimes the second win is maybe even harder,” said Artis, also the Helsingborg Open winner two years ago in Sweden.
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”I’ve been playing some really consistent golf since the start of the year, putting myself in contention week in, week out. I knew that with the conditions the way they were predicted to be today that if I went out and played some solid golf, then I wouldn’t be far away.”
Pettersen closed with a 74.
”I played pretty well today and gave myself a lot of chances,” Pettersen said. ”It was not on the easy side. For Artis to shoot 66, definitely deserves to win.”
England’s Holly Clyburn was third at 2 under after a 74.
Second-ranked Lydia Ko of New Zealand tied for fourth at 1 under with the Czech Republic’s Klara Spilkova. Ko had a 74, and Spilkova shot 72.