Westerberg in the bunker by the 18th green (Pim-Pim on the left)

Westerberg earned a first prize of €30,000 as well as 30 Solheim Cup points and a place in the Evian Masters.

She thanked her caddie, who is also her fiancé, Swedish tennis star Joachim Johansson, otherwise known as “Pim-Pim”.

“He has been helping me with lines and stuff so it’s been a big comfort to have him with me,” she said.

“Pim-Pim” plays off a handicap of three, but has been making several appearances as a caddie on the LET in recent months due to a shoulder injury.

The pair are perhaps the fittest couple in golf and Westerberg explained: “He’s a great comfort on the course and as he’s a top athlete himself he knows what it’s all about. He’s been there and done that.” She added that he was a great help in pressurised situations.

Becky Brewerton from Wales (69) and Bettina Hauert from Germany (67) finished equal third on two-under-par.

Six players, including three LET rookies, shared fifth place on one-under. They were Jade Schaeffer, Denmark’s Iben Tinning, last year’s event winner Frenchwoman Anne-Lise Caudal as well as first year players England’s Florentyna Parker, Scotland’s Pamela Feggans and Christel Boeljon from the Netherlands.

In America, Nordqvist became the second rookie in as many years to win the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola in her first appearance.

Her final 15-under-par 273 (66-70-69-68) outdistanced runner-up Lindsey Wright, of Australia, at 11-under-par 277 (70-68-69-70).

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