Turkish Airlines Ladies Open. Valentine Derrey Wins 1st Tour Trophy May 11 2014

dragon logo darkTurkish Airlines Ladies Open Valentine Derrey wins the  the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open at National Golf Club in Antalya, her first Ladies European Tour trophy.

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.”