|Garrett and caddy Walsh|
Garrett played her seven-iron onto the left side of the green and safely two-putted for par, which gave her a one stroke advantage with two holes to play.
Hudson faced birdie putts on both the 17th and 18th greens but was unable to convert them to catch the Australian. Garrett said: “I felt bad for Rebecca on 16. She hit it in the water and had a bad hole there. I hit mine quite far left on the green but it just held on.”
Garrett, who was the Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year in 2006 for the best newcomer to the Ladies European Tour, admitted that she had benefited from watching the mistake first made by Frenchwoman Gwladys Nocera at the 16th. Nocera was playing in the same match as Hudson and Garrett and hit her tee shot into the water first.
“On 16, I was in between clubs and I saw Gwladys hit her ball into the water first. I saw Gwladys hit a seven iron and I was thinking about whether to take a seven or an eight iron so I took a seven-iron,” Garrett said. “Mine went a bit left but I was stoked it hit the green.”
Four years ago the 16th hole was re-designed by Spanish European Tour star Sergio Garcia, who is a member of the club, to make it more difficult and it seemed to have the desired effect.
Garrett admitted that she had been more nervous than when she claimed her maiden victory last week. However her nerves were indiscernible to spectators as she posted two birdies at the fourth and eighth holes. She hit 18 greens, but had 34 putts.
“I wasn’t even thinking about winning. I watched Rebecca play yesterday and I thought there is no way she is not going to shoot under par today,” said Garrett, who collected a first prize cheque for €41,250 and extended her lead in the New Star Money List, with earnings of €84,472.32 from four events. “I never thought I’d win one tournament let alone two in a row. I’m absolutely delighted,” she said.