Caudal wins German Open
Anne-Lise Caudal defeated Laura Davies in a nailbiting play-off to claim victory in the UniCredit Ladies German Open in Munich.
The Frenchwoman sank a birdie at the second extra hole of the sudden-death play-off to see off England's Davies after the pair had finished the final round locked on 13 under par after each carding 67s.
On the first extra hole at Golfpark Gut Hausern, both players made par to ramp up the tension, but on the second sudden-death hole Davies' birdie putt from four metres fell just short, clearing the way for Caudal to make birdie and take her second Tour title.
"I can't believe it yet," said Caudal.
"It was an amazing week this week after a tough first round, plus two.
"There is a lot of emotion right now.
"I just breathed a lot and tried to calm down because my heart was pretty fast. I just breathed and believed in what I'm doing."
Caudal and Davies started the day two strokes behind a trio of leaders, and the Frenchwoman enjoyed a sterling round with birdies at holes one, two, six, eight, 10 and 11.
Like Caudal, Davies dropped two shots and carded six birdies, the last an eight-footer at the 18th which kept her hopes alive.
"I played really well and I spoke to my mum this morning and said if I shoot 66 I think I'll win and I was one short of that and Anne-Lise beat me in the play-off, so at least we knew what we had to do and nearly did it," Davies said.
"I played great. The only downside was a three-putt on 16: I think if I just two-putted 16 I might have won, but who knows."
England's Rebecca Hudson finished third at 11 under after a final-round 71, with Bree Arthur, Trish Johnson and Felicity Johnson, who shot the week's best round of 64, two strokes further back.