Ladies European Tour

Hero Women’s Indian Open 2018

October 18-21

DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurgaon, India

€300,000

October 18-21

DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurgaon, India

€300,000

Round 4

Becky Morgan secured her first professional title

October 21, 2018

Wales’ Becky Morgan secured her first professional title with a two shot victory in the Hero Women’s Indian Open.

Becky Morgan secured her first professional title with a two shot victory in the Hero Women’s Indian Open, © Ladies European Tour

- Ladies European Tour

In her 18th year on tour, and after rounds of 72, 72, 68 and 69, for a total of 281, seven-under-par, she could finally enjoy her moment in the sun.

“It’s taken me 18 years and it’s a mixture of excitement and relief that finally I have done it. I didn’t look at the scoreboard until the 18th green because I knew anything could happen. I knew I was doing fairly well, because I was playing well, but I kept to myself and let it happen,” said Morgan.

“I decided today I would just play my game and not worry about one anyone else was doing. I had the chance to win here three years ago but got too caught up in what was going on, so I needed to keep my head down.”

Morgan started the day in a three-way tie for the lead with Ellie Givens and Nicole Broch Larsen and quickly gained the advantage with a birdie on the short third hole. She birdied the fourth to gain a two-shot cushion and then made another on the ninth, taking a one-stroke lead through the turn.

She missed the green at the 11th, resulting in her sole bogey of the day, but regained a share of the lead with a tidy birdie on the 13th hole.

Halfway leader Christine Wolf, who ended her third round with a nine on the last hole, had clawed her way back into a share of the lead with a short birdie putt on the 17th green, but her title hopes sank at the par-5 18th. She hit exactly the same approach shot as she had the previous day, catching the ball heavy and hitting it into the lake in front of the green, running up a double bogey seven, for a final round of 70.

Wolf said: “I played well today, from the start onwards. I played very solid and then 18 got me again. It’s a nice hole, it’s just maybe I need to change my strategy or something. Of course, you think a little about it, when you are standing there. It was sitting okay, it was just another quick swing.”

Wolf dropped into a share of second with Caroline Hedwall, Felicity Johnson and Nicole Broch Larsen, who hit the green in two on the last hole and holed a 12-metre putt for her second eagle of the day.

“It was an up and down day. I didn’t have the best start and on nine, I drove the green and made this huge monster putt that got me going. I tied for the lead with Becky and then made a double, but an eagle on 18 to get me back to tied second was awesome,” said Broch Larsen (71).

It was a long journey for the 44-year-old Morgan, from Abergavenny, whose runner-up finish in the 2001 French Open was one of 22 top 10s finishes on the LET without a win, until her 119th tournament, at the venue where she had also tied for second in 2015.

“I have always loved everything about India. And that’s why I have kept coming back and I did come close to winning a couple of times and finally I got the job done this time,” she said.

One of the very few players to have played every edition of the Hero Women’s Indian Open since it joined the Ladies European Tour schedule in 2010, she has a great track record at the event.

In nine starts dating back to 2010, she has never missed the cut and finished in the top-10 four times, including the win this year in 2018.

Rising stars Gaurika Bishnoi and Tvesa Malik were the top Indian players in a tie for 13th place on one-over-par and Sifat Sagoo was the leading amateur in joint 33rd.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
Becky Morgan
-7
72
72
68
69
281
65,278.05
2
Caroline Hedwall
-5
69
77
69
68
283
25,132.05
2
Christine Wolf
-5
68
68
77
70
283
25,132.05
2
Felicity Johnson
-5
72
72
69
70
283
25,132.05
2
Nicole Broch Larsen
-5
74
69
69
71
283
25,132.05
6
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-1
68
72
78
69
287
12,185.24
6
Supamas Sangchan
-1
74
71
72
70
287
12,185.24
6
Noora Komulainen
-1
72
72
70
73
287
12,185.24
9
Sarah Kemp
Par
73
72
71
72
288
9,791.71
9
Karolin Lampert
Par
75
74
67
72
288
9,791.71
9
Olivia Cowan
Par
71
74
69
74
288
9,791.71
9
Manon Molle
Par
72
70
71
75
288
9,791.71
13
Lauren Taylor
1
73
75
72
69
289
7,584.69
13
Gaurika Bishnoi
1
71
74
72
72
289
7,584.69
13
Linda Wessberg
1
78
73
66
72
289
7,584.69
13
Tvesa Malik
1
72
71
73
73
289
7,584.69
13
Kanphanitnan Muangkhumsakul
1
72
71
73
73
289
7,584.69
13
Laura Fuenfstueck
1
72
76
68
73
289
7,584.69
13
Isabelle Boineau
1
76
75
65
73
289
7,584.69
20
Ridhima Dilawari
2
69
77
71
73
290
6,527.81
21
Kelsey Macdonald
3
71
78
72
70
291
6,092.62
21
Liz Young
3
73
75
71
72
291
6,092.62
21
Marianne Skarpnord
3
68
74
72
77
291
6,092.62
24
Hannah Burke
4
75
70
75
72
292
5,004.65
24
Lina Boqvist
4
72
75
73
72
292
5,004.65
24
Beth Allen
4
70
77
70
75
292
5,004.65
24
Florentyna Parker
4
69
76
71
76
292
5,004.65
24
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
4
75
70
71
76
292
5,004.65
24
Eleanor Givens
4
71
71
70
80
292
5,004.65
30
Sarah Schober
5
71
79
73
70
293
4,177.80
30
Lydia Hall
5
74
76
69
74
293
4,177.80
30
Stacy Lee Bregman
5
76
69
72
76
293
4,177.80
33
Sifat Sagoo (a)
6
72
79
73
70
294
33
Valentine Derrey
6
77
73
72
72
294
3,786.13
33
Silvia Banon
6
70
77
73
74
294
3,786.13
33
Tonje Daffinrud
6
66
75
76
77
294
3,786.13
37
Pranavi Urs (a)
7
76
74
74
71
295
37
Johanna Gustavsson
7
70
75
75
75
295
3,191.37
37
Yupaporn Kawinpakorn
7
71
75
74
75
295
3,191.37
37
Vani Kapoor
7
77
73
70
75
295
3,191.37
37
Astha Madan
7
75
75
70
75
295
3,191.37
37
Noemi Jimenez Martin
7
74
73
72
76
295
3,191.37
37
Celine Boutier
7
72
71
75
77
295
3,191.37
44
Vikki Laing
8
74
74
76
72
296
2,611.12
44
Ursula Wikstrom
8
79
70
72
75
296
2,611.12
44
Jessica Karlsson
8
75
72
73
76
296
2,611.12
47
Justine Dreher
9
77
73
71
76
297
2,437.05
48
Carmen Alonso
10
78
72
75
73
298
2,350.01
49
Natasha Fear
11
77
74
73
75
299
2,175.94
49
Diksha Dagar (a)
11
75
76
73
75
299
49
A Hyeon Kim
11
75
73
75
76
299
2,175.94
49
Julia Engstrom
11
73
72
77
77
299
2,175.94
53
Charlotte Thompson
12
72
76
78
74
300
2,001.86
54
Rosie Davies
13
71
73
82
75
301
1,697.23
54
Camille Chevalier
13
72
75
77
77
301
1,697.23
54
Gabriella Cowley
13
72
77
75
77
301
1,697.23
54
Sophie Walker
13
73
77
74
77
301
1,697.23
54
Jen Goh (a)
13
74
71
78
78
301
54
Ploychompoo Wirairungrueng
13
74
74
75
78
301
1,697.23
54
Anne-Lise Caudal
13
77
72
71
81
301
1,697.23
61
Agathe Sauzon
14
73
71
82
76
302
1,414.36
61
Cajsa Persson
14
75
74
74
79
302
1,414.36
63
Onkanok Soisuwan
15
74
75
78
76
303
1,327.32
63
Ainil Bakar
15
80
71
73
79
303
1,327.32
65
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne
17
72
79
80
74
305
1,240.28
65
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso
17
75
74
75
81
305
1,240.28
67
Holly Clyburn
19
72
78
75
82
307
1,175.00
68
Munchin Keh
21
73
78
79
79
309
1,131.49
69
Lejan Lewthwaite
23
73
78
80
80
311
1,087.97
70
Lucie Andre
25
73
78
80
82
313
1,044.45
CUT
71
Ana Menendez
8
79
73
152
71
Lynn Carlsson
8
80
72
152
73
Gursimar Badwal
9
75
78
153
73
Anika Varma (a)
9
79
74
153
73
Afshan Fatima
9
72
81
153
73
Chloe Leurquin
9
75
78
153
73
Mireia Prat
9
78
75
153
73
Emma Nilsson
9
72
81
153
73
Karoline Lund
9
76
77
153
73
Siddhi Kapoor
9
75
78
153
81
Michele Thomson
10
80
74
154
81
Hye Ji Lee
10
73
81
154
81
Piti Martinez Bernal
10
78
76
154
81
Kiran Matharu
10
79
75
154
81
Sarah Nilsson
10
75
79
154
81
Ayaka Nakayama
10
76
78
154
81
Cloe Frankish
10
79
75
154
81
Maria Beautell
10
79
75
154
89
Annabel Dimmock
11
75
80
155
89
Marita Engzelius
11
76
79
155
89
Tiranan Yoopan
11
77
78
155
89
Melanie Maetzler
11
80
75
155
89
Manon De Roey
11
78
77
155
94
Elia Folch
12
77
79
156
95
Tiia Koivisto
13
85
72
157
95
Tahnia Ravnjak
13
80
77
157
95
Carly Booth
13
79
78
157
95
Amandeep Drall
13
76
81
157
95
Camilla Hedberg
13
78
79
157
95
Caroline Martens
13
77
80
157
95
Krista Bakker
13
83
74
157
102
Victoria Lovelady
14
74
84
158
102
Sophie Lamb
14
79
79
158
102
Khushi Khanijau
14
77
81
158
102
Seher Atwal (a)
14
78
80
158
106
Anais Meyssonnier
15
78
81
159
106
Sanna Nuutinen
15
77
82
159
108
Kyle Roig
16
79
81
160
108
Maria Palacios
16
80
80
160
110
Sock Hwee Koh
17
80
81
161
110
Saraporn Chamchoi
17
77
84
161
112
Sonam Chugh
18
77
85
162
113
Victoria Fricot
23
86
81
167
114
Madelene Stavnar
24
85
83
168
115
Supakchaya Pattaranakrueang
89
RTD
115
Suchitra Ramesh
RTD
115
Manon Gidali
97
RTD
115
Laura Sedda
88
RTD
115
Georgia Clarke
83
RTD
115
Amy Walsh
90
RTD
Pos.
Player
To Par
R4
Total
1
Becky Morgan
-7
69
281
2
Caroline Hedwall
-5
68
283
2
Christine Wolf
-5
70
283
2
Felicity Johnson
-5
70
283
2
Nicole Broch Larsen
-5
71
283
6
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-1
69
287
6
Supamas Sangchan
-1
70
287
6
Noora Komulainen
-1
73
287
9
Sarah Kemp
Par
72
288
9
Karolin Lampert
Par
72
288
9
Olivia Cowan
Par
74
288
9
Manon Molle
Par
75
288
13
Lauren Taylor
1
69
289
13
Gaurika Bishnoi
1
72
289
13
Linda Wessberg
1
72
289
13
Tvesa Malik
1
73
289
13
Kanphanitnan Muangkhumsakul
1
73
289
13
Laura Fuenfstueck
1
73
289
13
Isabelle Boineau
1
73
289
20
Ridhima Dilawari
2
73
290
21
Kelsey Macdonald
3
70
291
21
Liz Young
3
72
291
21
Marianne Skarpnord
3
77
291
24
Hannah Burke
4
72
292
24
Lina Boqvist
4
72
292
24
Beth Allen
4
75
292
24
Florentyna Parker
4
76
292
24
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
4
76
292
24
Eleanor Givens
4
80
292
30
Sarah Schober
5
70
293
30
Lydia Hall
5
74
293
30
Stacy Lee Bregman
5
76
293
33
Sifat Sagoo (a)
6
70
294
33
Valentine Derrey
6
72
294
33
Silvia Banon
6
74
294
33
Tonje Daffinrud
6
77
294
37
Pranavi Urs (a)
7
71
295
37
Johanna Gustavsson
7
75
295
37
Yupaporn Kawinpakorn
7
75
295
37
Vani Kapoor
7
75
295
37
Astha Madan
7
75
295
37
Noemi Jimenez Martin
7
76
295
37
Celine Boutier
7
77
295
44
Vikki Laing
8
72
296
44
Ursula Wikstrom
8
75
296
44
Jessica Karlsson
8
76
296
47
Justine Dreher
9
76
297
48
Carmen Alonso
10
73
298
49
Natasha Fear
11
75
299
49
Diksha Dagar (a)
11
75
299
49
A Hyeon Kim
11
76
299
49
Julia Engstrom
11
77
299
53
Charlotte Thompson
12
74
300
54
Rosie Davies
13
75
301
54
Camille Chevalier
13
77
301
54
Gabriella Cowley
13
77
301
54
Sophie Walker
13
77
301
54
Jen Goh (a)
13
78
301
54
Ploychompoo Wirairungrueng
13
78
301
54
Anne-Lise Caudal
13
81
301
61
Agathe Sauzon
14
76
302
61
Cajsa Persson
14
79
302
63
Onkanok Soisuwan
15
76
303
63
Ainil Bakar
15
79
303
65
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne
17
74
305
65
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso
17
81
305
67
Holly Clyburn
19
82
307
68
Munchin Keh
21
79
309
69
Lejan Lewthwaite
23
80
311
70
Lucie Andre
25
82
313
CUT
71
Ana Menendez
8
152
71
Lynn Carlsson
8
152
73
Gursimar Badwal
9
153
73
Anika Varma (a)
9
153
73
Afshan Fatima
9
153
73
Chloe Leurquin
9
153
73
Mireia Prat
9
153
73
Emma Nilsson
9
153
73
Karoline Lund
9
153
73
Siddhi Kapoor
9
153
81
Michele Thomson
10
154
81
Hye Ji Lee
10
154
81
Piti Martinez Bernal
10
154
81
Kiran Matharu
10
154
81
Sarah Nilsson
10
154
81
Ayaka Nakayama
10
154
81
Cloe Frankish
10
154
81
Maria Beautell
10
154
89
Annabel Dimmock
11
155
89
Marita Engzelius
11
155
89
Tiranan Yoopan
11
155
89
Melanie Maetzler
11
155
89
Manon De Roey
11
155
94
Elia Folch
12
156
95
Tiia Koivisto
13
157
95
Tahnia Ravnjak
13
157
95
Carly Booth
13
157
95
Amandeep Drall
13
157
95
Camilla Hedberg
13
157
95
Caroline Martens
13
157
95
Krista Bakker
13
157
102
Victoria Lovelady
14
158
102
Sophie Lamb
14
158
102
Khushi Khanijau
14
158
102
Seher Atwal (a)
14
158
106
Anais Meyssonnier
15
159
106
Sanna Nuutinen
15
159
108
Kyle Roig
16
160
108
Maria Palacios
16
160
110
Sock Hwee Koh
17
161
110
Saraporn Chamchoi
17
161
112
Sonam Chugh
18
162
113
Victoria Fricot
23
167
114
Madelene Stavnar
24
168
115
Supakchaya Pattaranakrueang
RTD
115
Suchitra Ramesh
RTD
115
Manon Gidali
RTD
115
Laura Sedda
RTD
115
Georgia Clarke
RTD
115
Amy Walsh
RTD