England’s Melissa Reid was able to hold on to her 1-stroke lead to defeat Italy’s Diana Luna and win the Raiffeisenbank Prague Golf Masters only 4-weeks after her mother passed away in a tragic car crash reports The Washington Post.
Reid was able to keep her composure going into the last hole, needing to sink her putt on the 18th to secure her victory over the Italian. Keeping calm, Reid sunk the 6-foot putt only to be bombarded by a range emotions in light of the passing of her mother only 1-month earlier.
“To be honest I wasn’t that nervous. I think with something like what’s happened to my family and me the last four weeks nothing really seems that difficult any more,” said Reid, who finished on a nine under par total of 207, after rounds of 68, 67 and 72 according to ESPNStar.
“I spoke to my coach when I went back a couple of weeks after and he said to me, ‘I don’t know when it’s going to be, but this will make you a stronger person’, and my best friends have said that as well and I honestly think it will.”
“It will make me fight and nothing will seem as bad as what I’ve been through, so yeah, I actually felt very calm and I knew I was going to hole the putt on 18.”
Melissa Reid will return home to the UK as she prepares to compete in the upcoming US Women’s Open.
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