Lindner wins as Maggetti falters
Germany's Ann-Kathrin Lindner carded a final-round 68 to land the Pilsen Golf Masters by a single shot.
The 25-year-old produced a flawless performance in the Czech Republic with birdies on the sixth, ninth and 14th holes to finish 12 under for the tournament and move up from joint second overnight.
Lindner is now determined to enjoy every moment of her success.
"I didn't expect anything," she told www.ladieseuropeantour.com. "It was my dream to turn pro and play here.
"I really enjoy playing on the Ladies European Tour. It's such great fun for me and everybody is so nice to me; I'm enjoying it."
France's Alexandra Vilatte and Diana Luna of Italy tried their best to catch the leader but found themselves with too much to do on the final hole and had to settle for runners-up spots.
Vilatte was in stunning form on the final day, picking up eight shots in a round of 63 to move to 11 under alongside Luna, who mixed six birdies with two bogeys.
Katie Burnett of the United States was another player in fine fettle in the third round, producing seven birdies for a round of 64 to climb to 10 under and a tie for fourth place with Russia's Maria Balikoeva.
Overnight leader Anais Maggetti had a day to forget, however.
The 22-year-old Swiss had put herself in pole position with a round of 65 yesterday, but fell back down to five under with a score of six-over 77.
Maggetti's final round began well with birdies on the opening two holes, but three bogeys followed before a quadruple-bogey on the par-four eighth ended any realistic hopes of taking the title.