Ladies European Tour. Rookie Wins The Honma Pilsen Golf Masters. August 13 2013

Rookie Ann-Kathrin Lindner claimed her first victory in only her seventh start on the Ladies European Tour at the Honma Pilsen Golf Masters in the Czech Republic. Ann-Kathrin Lindner / Getty Images Ann-Kathrin, a 25-year-old from Hannover had three birdies in a final round of -3 under par,69 at Golf Park Plzn in the Czech Republic to set the clubhouse target at -12 under-par. She said afterwards that she had not expected to win; “ I didn’t expect anything, It was my dream to turn pro and play here. I really enjoy playing on the Ladies European Tour. It’s such great fun for me and everybody is so nice to me; I’m enjoying it. Two weeks ago I was in the same situation and I played with Webbie and Christina Kim and I think it was a bit too early to play with those players and I learned a lot. I learned to be by myself, play my game and play shot by shot and I think that’s the key, any abilities and I can do this! So maybe her words were the key for me to be self-confident on the course." Diana Luna -11 under par and Alexandra Vilatte, also -1 under par tied for second place. Alexandra  carded a career-low round -8 under par, 63 to achieve her best ever finish in two years on the Ladies European Tour.  Maria Baliokeva, also earned a career best finish of equal fourth alongside Katie Burnett of the United States. Diana was really happy with her weeks work; “I’m very happy about my week, I’ve been finding it very hard, especially on the back nine. I wasn’t playing well in the beginning and I kept fighting and I had a very nice back nine so I’m very glad. I’ve been injured in the beginning of the year and spent a few months trying to get better. I’ve been struggling to get back into contention so I’m very happy to be back.” Alexandra was amazed at her performance on the day; “It was an amazing day. I shot eight-under and that was my best score ever. I had great putting, I missed a few small putts but I don’t care. I know that now I have my card safe so I’m very happy.” Ann-Kathrin is the third rookie to win on the Ladies European Tour this season, following Ariya Jutanugarn in Morocco and Holly Clyburn who won in Holland. This week Europe’s women attempt to defend The Solheim Cup at Colorado Golf Club and win for the first time in the United States.