Prague, Czech Republic (Sports Network) - Melissa Reid birdied the 17th hole,
then holed a 6-foot par putt at the last on Sunday to pick up an emotional
victory at the Prague Golf Masters.
Reid closed with an even-par 72 to finish at 9-under-par 207. The win was her
fourth on the Ladies European Tour.
Last month, Reid was playing in the Ladies German Open, but withdrew after her
parents were involved in a tragic car accident in which her mother was killed
and her father was seriously injured. They were returning to their hotel after
watching their daughter play the first round of the tournament.
This was the first time Reid competed since that accident.
The 24-year-old Englishwoman had eight pars and a bogey on the front nine. She
birdied the 12th, but dropped another stroke on the 14th.
Diana Luna joined Reid at 8-under, but Reid responded with a birdie on the
17th to earn the win.
"To be honest I wasn't that nervous. I think with something like what's
happened to my family and me the last four weeks nothing really seems that
difficult anymore," Reid admitted. "I spoke to my coach when I went back a
couple of weeks after and he said to me, 'I don't know when it's going to be,
but this will make you a stronger person,' and my best friends have said that
as well and I honestly think it will.
"It will make me fight and nothing will seem as bad as what I've been through,
so yeah, I actually felt very calm and I knew I was going to hole the putt on
Luna posted a 3-under 69 to take second place at minus-8 at the Albatross Golf
Resort. Rachel Bailey (66) and Rebecca (71) shared third at 7-under-par 209.
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