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Smilla Soenderby wins dramatic KPMG Women’s Irish Open

Smilla Soenderby won the KPMG Women’s Irish Open in dramatic fashion at Dromoland Castle on Sunday evening.

Having shot an incredible final round of 62, the Dane found herself in a play-off with Sweden’s Lisa Pettersson, who carded a final round of 68, and third-round leader Anna van Dam from the Netherlands, who shot a 71 on Sunday.

With the play-off on the 18th hole, Petterson found herself just off the green. Van Dam was nicely placed on the green before an excellent shot from Soenderby left her with an opportunity for an eagle.

The 23-year-old Dane achieved an eagle, and with her two opponents failing to match her, Soenderby claimed her first Ladies European Tour victory.

Leona Maguire finished best of the Irish players in joint-14th place. Her 71 left her eight shots off the winning score.

Despite some early birdies in her final round, the Cavan golfer could never quite breach the gap between herself and the top of the leaderboard.

Sarah Byrne was the leading amateur, four shots behind Maguire. The Douglas golfer signed for a 70 on Sunday. Beth Coulter was a shot behind, having carded a 71.

A disappointing 75 for Olivia Mehaffy in her final round saw her finish on one-under for the tournament, the same score as Kate Lanigan.

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