Melissa Reid secures emotional win in Prague Masters

Melissa Reid

Melissa Reid says she barely felt any nerves during an emotional win at the Raiffeisenbank Prague Masters less than a month after the death of her mother.

The Derbyshire golfer, who was playing her first event since her mother Joy died in a car accident in Germany in May, beat Diana Luna by one shot.

Reid holed the winning putt on the 18th and said: "I wasn't that nervous.

"With something like what's happened to my family and me the last four weeks, nothing seems that difficult any more."

The 24-year-old golfer from the Chevin Club in Duffield started the final round leading by one shot, but after 14 holes in swirling winds she trailed by one.

A birdie on the 17th drew Reid level and she calmly sank the six-foot putt before bursting into tears and being embraced and congratulated by friends and fellow competitors

Reid, who finished on a nine-under par total of 207, after rounds of 68, 67 and 72, added: "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."

Reid is next in action in two weeks when she competes in the US Women's Open.