Carly Booth ended a lengthy title drought winning on the LET for the first time since 2012

Czech Ladies Open report: What happened at Golf Course Karlstejn?

Scottish star Carly Booth returned to the winners’ circle after seven years winning the Czech Ladies Open on 9-under-par

She claimed a one-shot victory over England’s Charlotte Thompson, Anais Meyssonnier, Hayley Davis and Sanna Nuutinen.

Booth began her round on Sunday with a share of the lead and there was drama aplenty throughout her final round, eventually leading to victory.

The Scot’s final round contained an impressive seven birdies, but also five disappointing bogeys resulting in a closing 70.

She may well have crumbled early on as she was 3-over through four holes, but with a determined bounce-back birdie at five, the title dream remained very much alive.

From there, her game found a new level for the remainder of the front-nine and a 20-foot breaking putt for birdie on the seventh was a highlight.

After dropping shots at both the 14th and the 15th, she was under pressure to produce in the closing holes and she handled the situation perfectly.

Back-to-back birdies at 16 and 17 had her heading down the last on what would be the winning score.

It was a brilliant week for Charlotte Thompson, who held the clubhouse lead for a period of time and could well have snatched her first LET win this week.

Olivia Cowan continued her fine season on the LET as she grabbed herself solo 6th place just three shots back of the champion.

Czech Ladies Open report: Talking point

Our winner this week was the supposed to be the next big thing not so long ago.

As an amateur she was breaking records on a regular basis and significantly became the youngest player to qualify for the LET.

Having played in her first professional event when she was just 14, she was set for a sparkling golfing career, and it has not quite worked out to the effect many thought it would.

Booth won twice in the 2012 season but after that point her career seemed to stall for one reason or another and over the following years she tumbled down the world rankings.

After a hard reset and some serious graft, the Scot is on her way back up the rankings and has squeezed her way back into the top 300.

Despite a few quiet years, her return to form was almost timed perfectly for her to be considered as a captain’s pick for the Solheim Cup in her home country.

Perhaps if she was able to turn her top 10 at the Ladies Scottish Open into a win, she may have forced her way into Catriona Matthew’s thinking.

That aside, Booth was overwhelmed to have claimed another victory and more progress can be expected.

Joe Hughes

Tour editor covering men's golf, women's golf and anything else that involves the word golf, really. The talk is far better than the game, but the work has begun to change that.

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