Caddie Lee Griffiths and Melissa Reid

After being seen by doctors for 20 minutes, she chipped to six-feet from the hole and sank her fourth birdie putt of the day. She then lipped out on 17 and got up and down on the 18th.

She said: “I’m okay, I think,” before being taken to hospital to have tests on the bite.

Her caddie, Lee Griffiths, explained: “We were on the 16th and Mel said, ‘Oh my God, Lee, I’ve been bitten by a snake!’ It was about six foot and jumped at her out of the grass from behind a drain. I saw its fangs and I said, ‘I can see it’s bitten you because you’re bleeding. We had reassurance from the green-keeper that it’s not deadly. We were taking the cut through behind the 12th green and it’s a little swampy down there.”