Artis clinches first title
Australian Rebecca Artis recorded her first title on the Ladies European Tour with a one-shot victory at the Helsingborg Open.
Home favourite Caroline Hedwall had started the final day with a commanding four-stroke advantage, but in windy conditions recorded a double-bogey six on the fifth hole, before dropping two more shots at the start of the back nine at the Vasatorp's Tournament Course.
Although the 24-year-old Solheim Cup winning Swede recovered a stroke on the par-three 17th, Artis had moved to take full advantage with birdies at the seventh and eight.
The Australian picked up three more shots over the closing nine holes, which meant her bogey on the 18th did not prove costly.
Valentine Derrey of France finished third on five under after a final round 73, two strokes ahead of South African Lee-Anne Pace, whose three bogeys on the back nine saw her challenge fade after a 75, while an error-strewn five-over-par final round put paid to the hopes of Denmark's Malene Jorgensen.
Elsewhere, there was a vintage round from England's Laura Davies, whose seven-birdie 69 propelled her up from 20th overnight into fifth place.