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Lily May Humphreys Secures Joburg Ladies Open Title

Lily May Humphreys Secures Joburg Ladies Open Title

Lily May Humpreys clinched her first win on the Ladies European Tour after claiming a two-shot victory at the Joburg Ladies Open.

The 20-year-old began the final day with a six-shot deficit on overnight leader Moa Folke. However, the English golfer hit numerous birdies including on five, eight, 13 and 14 and only one bogey to tie for the lead.

The winning birdie came on 16 to finish the day on 12-under-par, a total which was enough to cement victory for Humpreys.

“I’m pretty speechless,” said Humphreys. “I felt so nervous playing 18 and I just can’t believe I’ve done it. It’s an incredible feeling and I’m so overwhelmed right now.

“Today was simple golf, I stuck to the same gameplan. I wasn’t as aggressive as other people on a few holes, it was what I felt comfortable with and what I felt was best for me and it obviously paid off for me this week.

“I stuck to my gameplan and tried to play my best golf. On 15 was when I noticed, and I had a five-foot putt for par and had just seen that I was tied for the lead.

“Luckily, I holed that and then followed up with a birdie on 16 and then I didn’t know I had a two-shot lead until I was basically putting on 18. The nerves properly kicked in then.”