Charley Hull posted a final-round 69 to complete a wire-to-wire victory on 8-under par at the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi.
It was Hull’s third career title and first on the Ladies European Tour in nearly five years.
“I’ve practiced really, really hard over the winter and it feels great to win back on the LET, especially since I had my first pro win in Morocco five years ago,” said Hull, who was named the LET’s top rookie in 2013.
“Hopefully I can get a few more wins this year and I’ve been practising really hard so it shows that my hard work is paying off.”
Hull finished her final day in Abu Dhabi with three birdies against two bogeys and an eagle-3 on the par-5 11th hole.
“I’m very happy with my round. I left a lot of putts out there today, but it’s hard to putt when it’s windy like this,” said Hull.
“It was windy all three days really and especially on the second day. Today the wind got up in the end and it was a tricky finish, especially the 18th hole, because you can’t hit more than a 5-iron off that tee to be short of the bunkers, or you go with the driver, and go over it all, and that’s a risky shot. With that back right pin it was a good finish and I hit a 5-iron, over the green, had a 35 yard bunker shot and I stiffed it. It was quite tricky and I made the putt, so it feels really good to be back in the winner’s circle again.”
Marianne Skarpnord shot a 68 to finish one back on 7-under par, good for solo second.