L.E.T. Helsingborg Open. Dewi Does It. September 07 2014

White Dragon GolfThe Helsingborg Open Dewi-Claire Schreefel does it, she wins her first Ladies European Tour trophy, the Helsingborg Open at Vasatorps Golfklubb in Sweden. [caption id="attachment_6683" align="alignnone" width="300"]Helsingborg Open Dewi and Trophy / Getty Images[/caption] Dewi raced away from the field, shooting a final round of -6 under par 66, to win the Helsingborg Open at -17 under par, and a massive seven shot winning margin. Quite an accomplishment for her first Ladies European Tour win. Her nearest rival was Rebecca Artis, who was placed second at -10 under par for the tournament, Dewi was aware that Rebecca was trying to chase her down; “It’s a good way to win. Rebecca had a good chase on and I was glad to be playing well to keep up with her and I can’t find a better way to win that this.” “I’ve been a pro for five years and every year has got better but I felt like this year it was going to come. All the elements came together.”   Rebecca, the defending Champion had to settle for second place, but overall was happy with her performance; “I chased late in the back nine, birdied 10, 11, 12 and 14 but she was matching me, so there was not much I could do about it." "I probably didn’t play my best golf on the front nine; I needed to get it going early and make some birdies early and put pressure on her and I didn’t do that. I turned one over through nine and I made a bit of flurry on the back nine and a charge but every time I made a birdie she matched me." "I played pretty good golf out there today and was happy with my effort and what can I say? Second when I come back to defend: I’m happy with that.” The magnificent Dame Laura Davies also recorded a final round -6 under par 66, which gave her third place on her own, and she was delighted with her weeks work; “A 67 for a top five was what we were looking at, so a 66 for a top three is obviously a bonus.” “I was just short of the third in two and had 40 yards and hit a little pitch, checked up and it ran right up in the middle, so that was nice. Number six, just pulled a five-iron into the greenside bunker but it was an easy bunker shot, flopped it out and it just went in like a putt again." “The British Open was more important in that it got me into a lot of stuff in America but a top three is better than a top nine. I don’t judge tournaments by money or prestige: if you play well on the week, top three is a great finish so this is a big week for me.”