Danish Daisy is the winner at Stoke club

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Daisy Nielsen of Denmark and France’s Melodie Bourdy produced a thrilling and tense end to the season’s Let Access Series at Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club on Saturday.

Both women ended the 54-hole WPGA International Challenge level on nine-under-par after completing the final round in two-under on the Gainsborough Course and a sudden death play-off was needed to separate them.

Staged on the par three 18th, both negotiated it in regulation at the first attempt.

Bourdy followed suit at the second time of asking, despite leaving her tee shot short of the green and subsequent chip 10 feet shy of the hole.

Nielsen — the daughter of former speedway world champion Hans, by contrast — deposited her tee shot eight feet from the pin and she held her nerve to hole the putt and claim the €4,800 winner’s cheque.

It represented the biggest financial prize of the 21-year-old’s career and helped earn her a Ladies European Tour card after finishing third in the Order of Merit.