At last Swedish golf player Maja Stark shot a final round of 2-under course par (70) on Sunday at Golf and Country Club Seddiner See, Germany, to lift the €300,000 2022 AMUNDI German Masters title, on the Ladies European Tour.
This doesn’t recount to the entire story as the 22 year-old Maja sank back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th holes respectively to win by a single shot from from her fellow compatriot Jessica Karlsson, who lead the tournament heading into Sunday’s final round.
Stark shot rounds of 68, 68 and 67 on the first three days, to put herself in contention at 13-under par heading into Sunday’s final round and where she had local caddie Leon alongside her for the final round, closing shop with a cumulative score of 15-under par.
“I was so nervous on 18 because I thought I had no chance of winning it after I messed up on 16 and I thought what am I doing? I won’t have anything to do with this and then I finally made a putt on 17,” said Stark.
“I could barely feel my hands on the 18th tee box, but I thought just go and I had a good drive and there was nothing to lose really. It has been a frustrating round for sure, I don’t think I’ve ever hit a putt like this and I’m happy it’s over.”
She added: “My caddie was really good! He is 15 years old. He has a 0.6 handicap, he is from here and he was perfect. He didn’t nothing wrong all day, I’m super impressed.”
Finishing in second place and one shot behind the winner is Germany’s Leonie Harm and Sweden’s Jessica Karlsson on 14-under-par.
Karlsson, who had led from the front, had a great start to her final day rolling in birdies on the first, fourth and eighth holes to put her in pole position.
Bogeys on 10 and 12 brought the Swede back to the pack, but she extended her lead with a birdie on the 13th before two bogeys in her final two holes meant she finished in second place – her best-ever result on the Ladies European Tour.
Harm also finished as the leading German carding a bogey-free final round of 68 (-4) to equal her best-ever result on Tour.
On the other hand Nigeria’s Georgia Oboh finished tied 63 on the leaderboard, after shooting her worst score of the tournament on Sunday. Oboh who had earlier shot a consistent score of level par 72 in her previous three rounds of the tournament, went on to post a 7-over 79 to finish with an overall score of 295 representing 7-over par.
“Not a very good finish and the score I wanted, but a nice week out here” Oboh said.
Next on the LET is the Estrella Damm Ladies Open Presented by Catalunya to be held at Club De Golf Teramar, Spain from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th July with a €300,000 prizefund.