Burke equals career best finish in India

Hannah Burke during the final round of the Hero Women's Indian Open. Picture by Ladies European Tour/Tristan Jones

Hannah Burke during the final round of the Hero Women's Indian Open. Picture by Ladies European Tour/Tristan Jones

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Hannah Burke registered a career equalling best finish on the Ladies European Tour despite suffering from food poisoning during the Hero Women’s Indian Open.

The Welwyn Garden City player was tied second, alongside Switzerland’s Fabienne In-Albon and South Korea’s Hyeon Seo Kang, firing a six-under-par score of 213 following consistent rounds of 71, 71, 71.

Burke, whose previous best place finish was the same position at the 2013 Scottish Open, was thankful to her caddy for getting her through the opening stages of the event.

“I played really steady golf, but owe a lot of it to my caddy Jo Morley,” the 26-year-old told the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

“I was unwell with food poisoning and relied a lot on her to get me through the first round and complete the tournament.

“They do say “beware the injured golfer”, it worked in my favour last week.”

France’s Gwladys Nocera took the title.

She had a nine-under-par 64 in her opening round, followed by two 72s to win on 11-under.

Burke had little time to celebrate her fourth top 10 finish of the year as the Tour swiftly moved on to the next, and final, tournament of 2014; the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters at the Emirates Golf Course.

“I’m already in Dubai preparing for my next event, so I haven’t had much time to let my finish last week sink in,” she said.

“I’m really looking forward to finishing my season out in Dubai this week and can hopefully produce a similar result.”


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