China Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open. Gwladys Nocera Wins November 03 2013

China Suzhou Taihu Open * Gwladys Nocera won the China Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open at the Suzhou Taihu International Golf Club. Gwladys Nocera / Getty Gwladys had a final round -7 under par 65. to win the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open by two shots with total of -15 under par for the tournament. Gwladys said the win made amends for the huge disappointment of 2009, when she finished second, a stroke behind Korea’s Bo Mi Suh, after being penalised two strokes for reporting late to the tee; " I finished second with a stroke penalty so I didn’t feel like I deserved it and I knew I had revenge to take. It took me a while but I have my revenge and it’s nice,” In case you are wondering about the Chinese costume, Gwladys was dressed up for the presentation, and was carried on a chariot by four men in warrior costume; "Wow! That was great and innovative, arriving for prize presentation on a chariot. It was pretty fun. I played really well today and made all the putts I had. I just three putted 10, but I couldn’t play any better, I don’t think. It’s really nice, I’ve been struggling for many years with my putting and it’s coming back. It’s a really good feeling. I didn’t have any expectations. I told myself, ‘You’re here to play golf and you’re playing good, so just play golf. It doesn’t matter what it’s for, just play.’ I had three good putts at the end to make birdies on 16, 17 and 18 so I think I was really relaxed and I really like the greens. They are really good here and it’s pleasant to putt on them.” In second place was Carlota Ciganda, a last round of -4 under par 68, to give her a final total of -13 under par. Carlota missed a few short putts, and blamed those mistakes for losing momentum; “I was making putts, hitting the ball very solid and then on the back nine, I three putted on 10 and missed a few short putts. I think that’s where I lost the tournament. I’m happy, at least I’m in the top three, that it where you want to be, but only one player can win and I played with Gwladys the first two days. She has been playing great golf and I’m happy for her. She’s a great player and a great person too." Chinese amateur player Jing Yan secured third place on her own with a final round of -5 under par 67, and a -12 under par total. She said she had played well, with the exception of the last few holes; “Today was a pretty good day for me, especially for 15 holes, because I had seven birdies and two bogeys. The putting was pretty good. I didn’t feel like I was on my game before the round, so I felt nervous going into it but I sank the first putt and that gave me confidence. My irons were going well today but on 15 I chipped it to three feet and read too much break into it and had too much speed so it lipped out. I didn’t make the birdie putts on 16 and 17. On 18 I ran into a bit of trouble on my drive and then hit it to the right so not so good from there. I’m pretty satisfied except for the last few holes. I felt like I could have given it a bit more from that position. This is my first time with a top ten in the LET so in that position I was urging myself to do a bit more but sometimes couldn’t really stay in the present and missed the opportunities.”