Turkish Airlines Ladies Open. Valentine Derrey Wins 1st Tour Trophy May 11 2014
Valentine Derrey and 1st Trophy / Getty
Valentine shot -3 under par 70 in the third round to post a winning score of -7 under par, a two-shot victory. After being showered in Champagne by her French compatriots Valentine spoke of her elation;
“It’s awesome! finally! Last year I finished on the podium three times so I’m finally the winner. I wasn’t thinking about when my next victory would come. I tried to do my best and keep believing I could win."“I just learned to keep patient and play my own game and that’s what I’ve been working on mentally. It’s a really nice course. I think it’s tough and you have to play target golf and really focus on yourself and your own game. For my part, I can’t really go for par fives.” “I had a bad start but a level par round was perfect for me so I’m so happy right now. I made birdie on 16 and I’m so happy because I made a double bogey there yesterday. I’m looking forward to having a week off and then going to Holland.” Second place went to Malene Jorgensen, at -5 under par, she had a final round of even par 73, in this weather-beaten 54 hole event. Charley Hull moved into third place on her own at -4 under par, with a last round -1 under par 72. Charley had been having problems with her putting;
“My putting was not very good the past couple of days but I’m happy with the way I’m hitting it. I holed a few good putts towards the end. Top three is not too bad but when you win, nothing feels as good as that so I just want to keep winning now."
“I thought I made a good comeback towards the end of the round but it’s a shame I couldn’t make a birdie on the sixteenth. I hit a good tee shot but a poor chip and took a bogey there.”