Australian Nikki Campbell finished runner up to South Korean I.K Kim at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters in England overnight.
The Rolex World No. 24, Kim, cruise to a five shot victory at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club finishing at 18-under-par.
Four birdies on the front nine in a round of 68 saw the 26-year-old South Korean end on a four-round total of 18-under-par, holding off the challenge of Campbell, who had two eagles and a birdie in her 67 to finish at 13-under-par.
In bright and breezy conditions, Kim collected her fifth victory as a professional and her first since the 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Campbell, who played with Kim for the first three rounds, commented: “I played really well but couldn’t catch IK. I’m happy with second.”
The Canberra golfer took home a cheque for Euro 50,750 and has moved to second on the ISPS Handa Order of Merit.
Another Aussie finished in the top 10, 36 hole leader, Sarah Kemp. A final round of 71 saw her finish at 10-under and tied for sixth.
Unfortunately amateur Minjee Lee could not reproduce the form from earlier in the week and settled for a 73 on Sunday to finish at nine-under and just outside the top 10 in a share of 11th position. It is another great experience for the talented teenager from WA.
Queensland’s Sarah Jane Smith (71) ended the event a further shot back and tied for 14th. Karrie Webb signed for a 70 and finished tied for 20th at five-under. Stephanie Na (73) and amateur Su-Hyun Oh (75) finished tied for 24th. Rebecca Artis (71) finished tied for 48th at three-over, while Nikki Garrett (73) and Bree Arthur (72) completed the tournament at seven-over and in a share of 64th position.
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