Morgan wins first professional title after 18 years


Becky Morgan turned professional in 2000 after a successful amateur career
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-7 B Morgan (Wal); -5 C Hedwall (Swe), C Wolf (Aut), F Johnson (Eng), N Larsen (Den); -1 P Thanapolboonyaras (Tha), S Sangchan (Tha), N Komulainen (Fin),
Selected others: +1 L Taylor (Eng); +3 K Macdonald (Sco), L Young (Eng); +4 H Burke (Eng), E Givens (Eng); +5 L Hall (Wal)
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Wales’ Becky Morgan secured her first professional title with a two-shot win at the Hero Women’s Indian Open.

Morgan, 44, had shared the overnight lead with England’s Ellie Givens and Nicole Broch of Denmark.

She shot a three-under-par 69 in Sunday’s final round to finish on seven under, ahead of Caroline Hedwall, Christine Wolf and Felicity Johnson – all of England – and Broch.

It was her 119th tournament on the Ladies European Tour.

She had tied for second at the Indian Open in 2015, one of 22 top-10 finishes.

“It’s taken me 18 years and it’s a mixture of excitement and relief that finally I have done it,” Morgan said.

“I didn’t look at the scoreboard until the 18th green because I knew anything could happen.

“I knew I was doing fairly well because I was playing well – but I kept to myself and let it happen.”

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