Three weeks is all it’s taken for Steph Kyriacou to announce herself as a force on the Ladies European Tour.
The 2020 Geoff King Motors Australian Ladies Classic Champion carded the round of the day, a six-under-par 66 in the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open overnight.
The round was good enough to the St Michael’s tyro vault into a tie for fifth place at ten under par alongside 2019 Australian Ladies Classic Champ Marianne Skarpnord, and the runner-up in this year’s women’s NSW Open at Dubbo, Belgian Manon De Roey.
Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen was the runaway winner, finishing at 17 under, by three shots from Austria’s Christine Wolf.
Kyriacou began her final round a distant 12 strokes behind the leader. With nothing to lose she set about dismantling the course almost immediately. Four birdies and an eagle on the front nine to turn in just 30 testament to her drive.
Disappointingly for the teenager, her putter went cold on the homeward nine, and she could only manage a solitary birdie on the 14th, offsetting her only bogey of the day which came on the par-four 11th.
The cheque for her share of fifth however netted Kyriacou 6,333.33 Euros (AUD$10, 241). The tidy sum also helping her vault into 49th position on the LET Order of Merit.
With a weeks’ break in the LET schedule, Kyriacou is not resting on her laurels and will tee it up at the Flumserberg Ladies Open in Germany this Thursday on the LET Access Series. She will resuming hostilities on the LET the following week at the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open.
Kyriacou’s six-leg European odyssey will end at the Lacoste French Ladies Open on September 17th at the Golf du Medoc in the Bordeaux wine region.