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Patty Tavatanakit Claims Commanding Victory at Saudi Ladies International

Patty Tavatanakit Claims Commanding Victory at Saudi Ladies International
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Patty Tavatanakit produced a dominant display throughout sealing a wire-to-wire victory and claim a first European Tour title at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International. 

The 24-year-old from Thailand began the final-round with a three-shot advantage and went onto to extend that advantage thanks to a birdie on the first and eagle on the fifth as she carded a seven-under 65 to end the tournament on 18-under, seven shots clear of Germany’s Esther Henseleit in second.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve played this good,” said Tavatanakit.

“It’s very emotional, I’m very emotional right now with how I have overcome that and looking back it was just one day at a time, keep working hard.

“I’m just so grateful for the people I have around me and my life. Without them, I wouldn’t be here today. I’m just soaking it all in right now. It’s incredible. Just being here in Saudi and I was able to do that. It’s unreal.”

England’s Charley Hull, who is without a win since the 2022 Volunteers of American Classic, finished tied-third after she sunk five birdies in the final round to card a 70 and finish on nine under alongside Japan’s Katsu Minami.

“My first event on the LPGA a few weeks ago was a top-10 finish and then another top-10 here, so my game is definitely going in the right direction,” said the 27-year-old.

“I left so many putts out there. I felt like I didn’t putt too badly, but there were just some little mis-reads and I’m happy with my performance. I hit it so well. It was tricky”

Thailand’s Wannasaen Chanettee completed the top five finishing on 8-under.