Lunn is the one

AN eagle on the 18th hole was the icing on the cake for Tweed Heads professional golfer Karen Lunn when she took out the Canberra Ladies Classic at the Royal Canberra Golf Club yesterday.

Lunn finished at 12-under par and four strokes clear of second-placed Vicky Thomas.

Starting the day at nine under after opening the tournament with rounds of 71 and 66, Lunn made an immediate impact with a birdie on the first hole.

"That really kick started my day and I went on to birdie holes four, five and six," Lunn said.

"I was pretty confident going in and played as well as I could."

Thomas was eight under after rounds of 72, 71 and 68 to finish runner-up in the 54-hole three-day tournament.

Lunn, who pocketed $19,500 for the win, "It's one of the best golf courses in Australia and I love playing here," the former British Women's Open champion said.

"It suits my style because you have to use a bit of imagination.

"You need to hit all types of shots and show patience."

Lunn now has her sights set on the NSW Open at Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney next weekend.

Former world No.1 Laura Davies and No.2 ranked Australian player Katherine Hull will both compete.

Lunn will look to continue her current form ahead of the Australian Ladies Masters at Royal Pines the following weekend.

"We've got some big events coming up and I'm looking forward to it," she said.



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