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Lunn celebrates birthday in style

A file picture of Tweed Heads golfer Karen Lunn in action in the Dubai Ladies Masters in the United Arab Emirates. Lunn’s win in Morocco yesterday allowed her to celebrate her birthday in style.
A file picture of Tweed Heads golfer Karen Lunn in action in the Dubai Ladies Masters in the United Arab Emirates. Lunn’s win in Morocco yesterday allowed her to celebrate her birthday in style. Getty

TWEED Heads professional golfer Karen Lunn celebrated her birthday in style with a win at the Ladies European Tour Lalla Meryem Cup event in Morocco yesterday.

Lunn, 46, came from a stroke back going into the final round, posting a five-under-par 66 to earn a three-stroke victory on 12 under.

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It wasn't the best start for Lunn, who posted three birdies and three bogies on the front nine on the final day.

However, a flawless display of five birdies on the back nine allowed her to secure victory and the 48,750 euro winner's cheque.

It is her 10th European title and second victory of the year, after winning the Royal Canberra Ladies Classic in January.

"I just managed to play the back nine really well and made some putts and that's what you have to do," Lunn told the European Tour website.

"I haven't been making the putts lately but this week I did and managed to sneak over the line.

"This means I hopefully get to play in the Evian Masters and British Open, so it changes everything.

"It takes the pressure off early in the year and you can re-assess your goals.

"To win was a goal and I've done that a couple of times this year.

"I want to be playing well for the bigger events at the end of the year."

It's been a busy year for Lunn, who competed in the RACV Australian Ladies Masters at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

She also played in the Victorian and NSW Open and the Australian Open in February.

"I've been playing well for a couple of years now," Lunn told the Northern Star.

"And in golf there is a fine line between winning and not winning."

Lunn turned professional in 1985 and won the Women's British Open in 1993, before it was an LPGA major championship.

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