“I was very nervous on that last hole,” said Wessberg. “I was looking at score boards all day and I’m a match play player so I would say that gave me the extra edge.
The Swede admitted that she benefited from hiring a local caddy for the week who knew the read of the greens at the Machynys club.
James Graham, a five-handicapper and member of Machynys Peninsula Golf and Country Club, took a few days off from his day-job as a painter and decorator to caddy and helped to line up Wessberg’s putts throughout the tournament. She said: “His local knowledge has helped me a lot this week. He knew better than I did about the breaks and it’s been really helpful.”
It will not surprise many who know Wessberg that she has won on the LET. She had shown huge potential since she joined the Tour and finished sixth on the order of merit in her rookie year in 2004. Prior to her win she had finished second twice and she also finished third in the BMW Ladies Italian Open this year.
She admitted that she had not been at her best leading up to the tournament. “I played really well in my first and second year but I’ve been struggling a bit this year. I’ve been hitting fairways but not getting close to the pin. It just hasn’t all been coming together. Sometimes I’ve been playing really well but I just couldn’t putt. I feel like I’ve kind of been waiting for this for a while.”