Coming from Aberdeen, Scotland, Michele Thomson played against France’s Camille Chevalier on Sunday. If you used your bet365 bonus to wager on Scotland’s player in the Women’s Indian Open, you will be disappointed to hear she unfortunately lost the final.
The French player won the championship by a single stroke thus leaving Thomson behind. Taking into account this small difference, one could argue there was a certain amount of bad luck involved.
Nonetheless, Thomson had an important achievement on Saturday when she broke the course record with a 64, thus opening up a 3-shot advantage on Sunday. Michelle had a great start but Camille got the better of her on the final hole. She actually led by 5 shots in the first place after 8 holes in the final round.
However, Chevalier went on a birdie spree (5 birdies in 8 holes) and sealed her victory over Thomson thus winning her first Women’s European Tour title. Still, Michele has no resentment. She admits having had a good start right until the putter went cold on the back nine. There were a couple mistakes, but she congratulates Camille on her well deserved victory. Thomson declared she will definitely try to display a better performance next time, so we’d be thrilled to see her in the next major golf competition for women.
Who is Michele Thomson?
Before turning professional in 2009, Thomson played in the Scottish Amateur championship, which she actually won, and in the Curtis Cup. In 2010 she took a break from golf for about 4 years. During this hiatus she wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement but she returned in 2014 as a full-time professional golf player.
Time to celebrate
As for Camille’s declaration, she was quite humble yet realistic and excited. It’s no secret that Chevalier is a rookie and she says it herself. Still, this shouldn’t undermine her work and talent, considering she won a European tournament, thus becoming the 3rd rookie in a row to take the title. Her predecessors were Emily Kristine Pedersen and Aditi Ashok.
Chevalier says she kept her cool for almost the entire game but she did feel nervous on the final putt. Well, nervous or not, that final putt made a difference in her favour.
What about the others?
So, who followed Thomson in the final ranking? There was a three-way tie for the third place on eight under: Anne van Damm from the Netherlands, Sarah Kemp from New Zealand and Carlota Ciganda from Spain.
Don’t miss the upcoming international ladies open that takes place In China on 13-17 November, followed by The Queens in Japan on 1-3 December and The Dubai Ladies Classic on 6-9 December, 2017.