Davies wins four-way play-off to lift women's Indian Open

Davies won at the first playoff hole involving Thailand's Nontaya Srisawang, South Africa's Tandi Cuningham, the round two leader yesterday, and Sweden's Louise Friberg.After a poor second round yesterday, she fought her way back to finish the final round with a two-under 70 to tie 213 with Nontaya, Cuningham and Friberg.

Davies now takes her fight to the last stop at next month's 500,000 euro Omega Dubai Ladies Masters in Dubai from December 8-11 at the Emirates Golf Club.

She would be involved in a duel with South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace to decide on the winner of the Henderson's Money List.Today's win at the DLF Golf & Country Club is Davies' 79th.
France's Cassandra Kirkland was the sole finisher on fifth spot with a total of 214. She played a final round of one-over 73, while defending champion Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand, who was going for a hat-trick, and Italy's Veronica Zorzi finished joint sixth with 215 total.

In the playoff, Davies was two-on on the par-five 18th and two-putted for a birdie that gave her the title. Incidentally it was the same hole that resurrected her title hopes during regulation play when she eagled to keep herself afloat.

Nontaya was three-on and two putted for a par while the two other players Cuningham and Friberg hit their ball into the water.

"I love the 18th. It gave me life, it gave me money and it gave me the title. I'll remember this hole for a long, long time. It was my third win in 15 playoffs," said Davies, who is now about 30,000 euros short of Pace's earning on the Money List."This means I have to win in Dubai to surpass Lee-Anne's earnings," said Davies

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