After firing a final round 66, including four birdies in the last four holes, Anna Zanusso won the seventh edition of the ANNIKA Invitational Europe at Royal Drottningholm Golf Club in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Italian's final birdie on No. 18 almost went in for a hole-in-one but lipped out and landed a couple of inches away for an easy birdie putt. Regardless, it was an exciting finish for Zanusso.
"This is my biggest win in my career. My putting was very good this week", the Italian said in an interview after the third and final round. She finished seven-under-par, 219 for the tournament.
Falling three strokes behind was Swedish player, Ingrid Lindblad. Lindblad was tied for the lead with the Italian until No. 15 when Zanusso began her birdie streak. She finished in second totaling four-under-par, 212 after three rounds.
"I'm happy anyway. I made some very got shots this week, and today I hit all the fairways. Sadly, my putting was not as good as my long play", the Swede explained.
Norway's Franziska Sliper finished in solo third with a tournament total of one-under-par, 215. She was in the lead after round two but struggled to keep up with Lindbland and Zanusso in the final round.
It was an exciting week for all involved including Annika, who was very happy with the tournament. "We have seen some very good golf and you all inspire me, so thank you all for coming - and especially thanks to our sponsors and the staff at Royal Drottningholm Golf Club.
It's been a wonderful week and you have a fantastic course."
A big thanks from the ANNIKA Foundation to all our sponsors who supported this event including Rolex, 3M, Mastercard, The R&A and Skandia as well as Royal Drottningholm Golf Club and all it's staff. We are already looking forward to coming back to Sweden next year!
The 2019 ANNIKA Invitational Europe will be hosted at Vasatorps Golf Club, in the south west of Sweden.
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