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Derrey claims maiden win in Turkey

  • The Sports Network
  • Published Sunday, May 11, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.

Antalya, Turkey (SportsNetwork.com) - Valentine Derrey carded a 3-under 70 on Sunday to come from behind and win the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open.

Derrey earned her first career win on the Ladies European Tour at 7-under-par 212.

Malene Jorgensen (73) finished in second place at 5-under, while Charley Hull (72) took third at minus-4. Maria Balikoeva (72) and Vikki Laing (76) shared fourth at 3-under.

Second-round leader Klara Spilkova tripped to a 5-over 78 during her final round at National Golf Club to fall into a tie with Sophie Walker (72) for sixth place at 2-under 217.

Derrey entered the final round three strokes behind Spilkova and maintained the same deficit through four holes as Derrey birdied the first and fourth to move to 6-under and Spilkova rolled in birdies at the second and third to reach minus-9.

Derrey then fell four shots off the pace with a bogey at the par-3 fifth, but Spilkova's advantage dipped back to two when she bogeyed the sixth and seventh.

After Derrey birdied the 10th and Spilkova birdied the 11th, Spilkova posted a bogey at the 12th to fall back to 7-under.

Derrey answered with a birdie at the 13th to meet Spilkova atop the leaderboard and was handed the outright lead when Spilkova recorded a double- bogey 7 at the 15th.

Spilkova went on to bogey the 15th, 17th and 18th to fall well off the pace as Derrey parred her final five holes to roll to the victory.

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