Zorzi in the lake

“Last year I won with a birdie and this year I won with a bogey, but it’s the same result so I’m very happy!” said Zorzi, who will jet off to the island of Formetara next week for a holiday to celebrate her win.

After re-collecting her trophy – and a winner’s cheque for €48,750 – she revealed that her heart was pounding coming down the 18th hole.

“My heart was beating and when I hit my second shot at 18 onto the cart path I thought, ‘come on, give me a chance’. I hadn’t a shot from there so I couldn’t reach the green so I just had to chip and putt but I made my fourth bogey in a row.

“I was feeling very tired and emotional but I just kept trying to stay in the present and I just kept on fighting.”

Like last year, Zorzi was thrown in the lake by the Italian players following her victory, only this time, at the end of May; the water was a lot deeper – and colder.

Davies, who had her second runner-up spot in as many weeks, said it was mission accomplished in terms of her confidence being restored.

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