Emotional win for Reid
Melissa Reid held on to her overnight lead to beat Diana Luna by one stroke as she recorded an emotional victory at the Prague Golf Masters.
England's Reid, playing in her first tournament back since the death of her mother Joy in a car accident in Germany four weeks ago, maintained her composure right until she holed her winning putt on 18.
Needing to hole a six-footer for par to seal victory over Italian Luna, she calmly rolled it in before letting the tears flow and being embraced by friends and fellow competitors on the 18th green.
"To be honest I wasn't that nervous. I think with something like what's happened to my family and me the last four weeks nothing really seems that difficult any more," said Reid, who finished on a nine under par total of 207, after rounds of 68, 67 and 72.
"I spoke to my coach when I went back a couple of weeks after and he said to me, 'I don't know when it's going to be, but this will make you a stronger person', and my best friends have said that as well and I honestly think it will.
"It will make me fight and nothing will seem as bad as what I've been through, so yeah, I actually felt very calm and I knew I was going to hole the putt on 18."
Reid started the final round with a one-shot lead over Italian Stefania Croce and had a shaky front nine with a bogey at the third for an outward total of one over 37.
However, she fought off the challenge of several other contenders with two birdies at holes 12 and 17 against one bogey at the 14th on the back nine.
Tied for the lead with Croce, Australian Rachel Bailey, Frenchwoman Joanna Klatten and Italian Diana Luna at various points during the day, most fell back down the stretch, playing in a tricky, swirling breeze, but under sunny skies.
Bailey (66) ended in a share of third with England's Rebecca Hudson (71), while Klatten (67) and Australian Stacey Keating (72) tied for fifth. Croce had a 77 and slipped back into a share of 16th.
Reid will now return home to the UK before competing at the US Women's Open in a fortnight's time.
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