Brooky en route to her fourth victory

At the 18th, she produced an accomplished shot to eight feet and safely two putted to claim the victory, while Nocera had to be content with her fourth second place finish in two years.

After collecting her trophy – and her winner’s cheque for 41,250 euros, Brooky revealed that she was delighted to win after three years without a victory.

“I said to my caddie Gerald that I wanted to get into Evian and we only had a small amount of time to do it so I just really thank Gerald and my coach Di for sticking with me this week and for giving me the confidence to do it.

“It’s been a long time waiting but you know if I didn’t get a win this year I would lose my winner’s status. I knew if I didn’t win this year I’d have to work hard to keep my card, so it’s nice to know I can play on the Tour for the next three years.

“I didn’t worry about the double bogeys. I said to myself the one thing I will not do this year is freak out. Even when I hit that six-iron in the water on 17 I said to myself, ‘this is golf’. I know I’m a good player. I can do this. I got really quick on my six-iron. I was thinking about whether it was too much club because on the last day last year I took too much club and I flew the green so that was running through my head. Then I said just trust it and I said to Gerald, ‘just give me 100 yards’. On 18 I just wanted to get on the green and even two putt just to get the ball in the hole and win the tournament.

Switzerland’s Nora Angehrn