Lalla Meryem Cup: Gwladys Nocera wins with English pair in second

Gwladys Nocera
Gwladys Nocera leads the European tour rankings
Lalla Meryem Cup final leaderboard
-13 Gwladys Nocera (Fra) -11 Melissa Reid (Eng), Felicity Johnson (Eng), Nicole Garcia (SA) -9 Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Den)
Selected others: -6 Charley Hull (Eng), Pamela Pretswell (Sco) -5 Rebecca Hudson (Eng), Amy Boulden (Wal), Florentyna Parker (Eng), Eleanor Givens (Eng)

France's Gwladys Nocera edged out English duo Melissa Reid and Felicity Johnson and South African Nicole Garcia to win the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.

Nocera, 39, shot a closing one-under-par 70 to finish two shots clear on 13-under and claim her 14th Ladies European Tour title.

Reid (66), Johnson (67) and Garcia (70) tied for second on 11-under.

Johnson was left to rue dropped shots on the 16th and 18th as Nocera closed out victory.

England's 19-year-old Charley Hull, who beat Nocera in a play-off to claim her first Tour title at the same event a year ago, finished tied for eighth after a closing 66.

Nocera said: "I remember last year when Charley kept on getting birdies in the last round so I knew this morning that it could happen.

"But I wanted this tournament really bad. I've always said it and I'm really happy I did it."

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