Agadir, Morocco (Sports Network) - Ariya Jutanugarn closed with her third
straight 4-under 67 on Sunday to earn a 3-stroke win at the Lalla Meryem Cup.
Jutanugarn finished at 14-under-par 270 to earn her first Ladies European Tour
title. This is her rookie season on tour, and she had started the year with a
share of second at the season's first event in Australia.
She was on fire from the start. Jutanugarn birdied the first three holes to
jump to 13-under. She birdied the seventh at Golf de l'Ocean, but gave that
stroke back with a bogey on the par-3 ninth.
Jutanugarn carded back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11 and was alone in the lead
at 15-under. She tripped to a double-bogey at the par-5 15th, but birdied the
17th to end at minus-14.
Beth Allen had four birdies and a bogey in her round of 3-under 68. She shared
second with third-round leader Charley Hull at minus-11. Hull had an even-par
round of 71 with two bogeys on the front nine and two birdies on the back
Katie Burnett posted a 2-under 69 to grab fourth place at 10-under-par 274.
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