(Tata, Hungary July 16 2005) Ludivine Kreutz from France claimed her third professional victory at the €165,000 OTP Bank Central European Open in Hungary.
|Blomqvist – tied second|
When she claimed her second professional victory at the Tenerife Ladies Open in May, Kreutz achieved her goal to achieve automatic exemption for the Evian Masters, which takes place next week in France.
“I’m very excited about Evian and the British, to see all those champions, but I’m going to try not to be too stressed and relax, because next to some of them I feel like a little girl!”
Kreutz collected her maiden win on Tour at the 2003 La Perla Italian Open after five years as a professional.
This win takes her to second in both the money list and the automatic Solheim Cup points rankings, where there are seven automatic qualifying spots available in the European team.
Earlier in the day England’s Rebecca Hudson set the pace by carding a course record equalling 62 (-9).
Hudson, 26, from Doncaster in England, started her birdie campaign at the second hole, with a simple tap in. She then birdied the fifth and eighth holes to turn in 32.
Then, she went birdie, eagle, birdie, eagle, from the 12th hole, taking full advantage of the par-fives. At the 13th, she chipped in for eagle and at the 15th, she holed her sand wedge from a full 73 yards.
|Lora Fairclough finished tied for second|
“I got one shot better each day,” said the photogenic 15-year-old, who missed the cut in her previous two forays onto the women’s professional circuit, at both the 2003 Ladies Open of Portugal and the Ladies Irish Open.
“I played okay, but I could easily have been nine or ten under, especially if I hadn’t dropped a couple at the 15 and 16th.”
Brockway, who has been compared to Michelle Wie because of her looks and age, admitted that she thought Wie was a great player.
Like Wie, she is keen to enter the professional ranks as soon as possible, and there are strong signs to suggest that she could be one the next bright young talents on the Ladies European Tour.