Milngavie golfer Kylie Walker wins in style at German Ladies’ Open

Kylie Walker 'Golfer''17th April 2009''''Ian MacNicol'07949 850 537''
Kylie Walker 'Golfer''17th April 2009''''Ian MacNicol'07949 850 537''

Milngavie golfer Kylie Walker survived a final round charge by Charley Hull of England to win the Ladies’ German Open at the weekend.

Walker won with a par on the first extra hole at Golfclub Wörthsee, two months after earning her first Ladies European Tour title in similar fashion in the Netherlands.

The former Glasgow Academy pupil (27) began the final round with a six-stroke lead, but Hull fired a final round 65 to join her on a 72-hole total of 25-under-par.

Hull applied pressure from the beginning, opening with three straight birdies, and she narrowed Walker’s advantage to one stroke with a fourth birdie on the eighth hole. An up and down for birdie from the bunker short and left of the ninth green saw Walker make the turn in level par 36 and she took a two stroke lead into the back nine.

Walker said: “It was pretty nerve-wracking. Charley played brilliantly in some very testing conditions.

“I wasn’t quite playing as well as I have done the rest of the week but I’m delighted to have hung in there today and got the win.

“I was hoping not for a play-off, I was trying to win it in regulation play but it didn’t happen and Charley made a great birdie on 17 to tie for the lead. I was delighted in the play-off that I made a solid par and managed to get it. I’m just living the dream.”