Many congratulations to CARLY BOOTH on winning the TIPSPORT CZECH LADIES OPEN. A fantastic achievement as this is her third European title but her first since 2012. It has been an excellent season with 5 top 10 finishes culminating in this latest victory. I started working with Carly at the end of December last year and it has been an absolute pleasure to see her progress through the last eight months with so much more to come in the year ahead.
The following is an article written by Bethan Cutler of the European Tour.
BOOTH CLAIMS LET GLORY
By Bethan Cutler, Ladies European Tour
Carly Booth ended a seven-year wait for her third Ladies European Tour title with victory at
the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open. Booth carded rounds of 68, 69 and 70 for a 54-hole total of 207, nine under par, at Golf Resort Karlstejn to finish a stroke ahead of Finland’s Sanna Nuutinen, France’s Anais Meysonnier and English pair Charlotte Thompson and Hayley Davis.
The Scot, who won both of her previous titles in 2012 at the Scottish and Swiss Opens, began the final round tied for the lead with Nuutinen on seven under but had a nervy start, hitting her first drive out of bounds and dropping three shots in her first four holes.
Booth had not won on the Ladies European Tour since 2012
However, she produced a gutsy fightback with three birdies in five holes from the fifth, including a huge putt on seven, to make the turn in level par and regain a share of the lead.
After a further birdie at 11, Booth chipped in for another at the 13th before she suffered a setback on the next hole, and she did well to limit the damage to just a bogey on the 15th when she needed four shots to find the green.
But the 27-year-old produced a superb fightback to birdie the 16th and 17th, and a par at the last was enough to see her crowned champion.
“It was probably just as well I didn’t know what the situation was,” said Booth. “I’m a little bit flabbergasted by the whole day. I played good golf and I really had to dig deep in the final round. I’m overwhelmed with happiness,” she said.