Annika on the 18th green in her last round

Monke began the final round with a two shot lead over Denmark’s Iben Tinning and Italian Veronica Zorzi. She birdied the par four second hole to move to ten-under-par. Neck and neck with Zorzi after an early charge from the Italian, Monke then reeled off three birdies in a row from the 10th to establish a two shot advantage.

After carding a solitary three-putt bogey on the 15th, she took a birdie at the next hole and was able to claim the tournament with two pars to finish.

This was Monke’s second win as a professional, following the Vediorbis Open de France Dames in late September, but her biggest as the event featured the joint third largest prize fund on the 2008 Ladies European Tour schedule.

Zorzi, the two-time Vediorbis Open de France Dames champion, closed with a 69 for a 10-under total and finished in second. England’s Laura Davies shot a last round of 69 to finish one shot back in third.