France’s Jo Klatten outshines the Aussies on Australia Day to win Women’s NSW Open.
The way Australian sport is going at the moment, most assumed that an Australian golfer would take out the Bing Lee Fujitsu Women’s NSW Open on Australia Day.
But France’s Joanna Klatten had other ideas and fired a course record 9-under par 63 to secure her second major professional win at Oatlands Golf Club.
The 28-year-old, who finished at 16-under-par, made nine birdies in a flawless display around on the Oatlands golf course to triumph by three strokes from Canberra’s Nikki Campbell (66). England’s Hannah Burke (68) and South Australian Stephanie Na (70) a shot further back in a tie for third.
Klatten’s only other professional victory also came in Australia at the 2012 Victorian Women’s Open.
“It was fantastic, I have to say it was one of my best rounds of golf, ever,” Klatten said after her round.
“I have shot nine-under before as an amateur but this one felt like I was in perfect control of my game and my emotions, so I am extremely happy.”
This is Klatten third win this year, as she won the first two Club Car Series pro-am events in Yamba and Antill Park. Klatten now heads to New Zealand for the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open.