Christine Wolf became an LET champion as she soared to victory at the Women's Indian Open. Joe Hughes reports

Women’s Indian Open report: What happened at DLF Golf and Country Club?

Austria’s Christine Wolf was an impressive winner of the Women’s Indian Open as she claimed her first LET title with a score of 11-under-par.

The 30-year-old has played on the tour since 2014 having turned pro two years earlier but has never been able to get over the line on the LET until now.

She came close to breaking into the winners’ circle at this event last year but lost out in the end by two shots to England’s Becky Morgan after playing the 18th hole in 8-over-par for the four rounds.

This year it was a very different story and she was under par for the week on that particular hole.

Wolf began Sunday’s final round with a one-shot lead over the chasing pack which was headed by Englishwoman Meghan MacLaren.

The Austrian was in control throughout the closing round and made the turn at three-under for the day thanks to birdies at the 1st, 4th and 9th.

Her bogey-free back nine summed up her entire performance and it was almost a fairytale finish but for a her bunker shot for birdie coming up agonisingly shy of the hole.

Having opened up a gap at the top after her fast start, it was up to Marianne Skarpnord and MacLaren to chase her down and despite good rounds they were unable to do so.

Skarpnord took solo second thanks to a closing 70 which saw her birdie three of her opening nine but a bogey six at 15 seemed to take the wind out of her sails.

MacLaren finished in solo third and despite carding a brilliant birdie at the last, three bogeys ultimately cost her in the chase for another LET title.

15-year-old amateur Anika Varma was the leading Indian player and she impressed throughout the week on her way to a 5th place finish. Despite having a double-bogey on the card, she still signed for a closing round of 2-under par.

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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