L.E.T Open de Espana. Lee-Anne Outpaced the Opposition. July 22 2013

Open de España Lee-Anne Pace outpaced the opposition to win the Open de Espana tournament at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. Lee-Anne Pace / Getty Lee-Anne had a final round of -1 under par 71, for - 13 under par total,which was enough to give her a one shot victory over Mikaela Parmlid. South African Lee-Anne claimed her second Ladies European Tour victory this season and returned to the top of the ISPS HANDA Order of Merit. She said she was happy to win, an errant bunker shot on 17 cost her two shots; " On 17 I went straight at the pin and probably should have gone a little bit right but I had a small draw and a mental error cost me two shots but I’m really happy I won. The bunker was actually quite hard and had a bit of a bounce. I thought it was going to be softer. It flew over, then I had a fluffy lie. I think it hit somebody over the green so thank you to the guy who stopped my ball!  I thought, re-group, recover, you’ve been hitting it well all week so smash it down the middle." Joanna Klatten was in third position, finishing on -9 under par. Celine Herbin slipped backwards during the final round with a +5 over par score that left her in fourth place on her own at -8 under par. It was a really successful day for South Africa, Ashleigh Simon chipped in for eagle on the par-5 fourth hole in a round of 69, to share  fifth place with Frenchwoman Gwladys Nocera on -7 under-par.