Scotland's Catriona Matthew claims Ladies Irish Open

Catriona Matthew

Scotland's Catriona Matthew won the Ladies Irish Open by a single shot after posting her second 71 of the three-day event at Killeen Castle.

Matthew, who opened with a 67 on Friday, finished on seven under ahead of Norway's Suzann Pettersen.

England's Laura Davies finished third on three under and her compatriot, Felicity Johnson (par), shared seventh place with Scot Carly Booth.

"I'm absolutely delighted," said Matthew of her 10th professional win.

"It's always difficult going out in the lead. I was just kind of trotting along there at seven under and saw Suzann making some birdies.

"I made a good birdie on 15 and then the one on 17 just gave a little bit of a cushion coming up the last, which was nice.

"I knew I had a two shot lead and I had seen what Suzann had done on 17 and 18 so I knew she was two behind so I reckoned I could make five from there."

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