Hudson and her caddie Kirsty Fisher

Playing in the final pairing, one group behind Hudson, Reid fired a final round 69 and finished on a nine-under-par total. She missed a 10 foot birdie putt to catch Hudson on the par-five 17th and then had to settle for a regulation par at the last hole after pulling her approach shot into the rough. Her chip stopped two feet short of the hole.

Reid, the tour’s leading rookie player, said: “To be honest, I can’t take anything away from Rebecca’s 64. In these conditions it was phenomenal. She won the tournament. I’m pretty gutted right now but I’ve got to stay patient and maybe the win will come pretty soon. I still made a couple of mistakes, which I want to erase. I’m learning all the time and this was a great challenge in all the conditions.”

Australia’s Joanne Mills took outright third on six-under-par after a bogey-free 66 while Spain’s Marina Arruti was fourth on five-under-par. Denmark’s Iben Tinning and Austria’s Natascha Fink shared fifth on four-under, while Wales’ Brewerton, who won last year at Chart Hills, tied for seventh with England’s Lora Fairclough.