Boeljon wins Australian Ladies Masters by 1 shot

Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands poses with the winners trophy during the 2012 Ladies Masters at Royal Pines Resort.

Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands poses with the winners trophy during the 2012 Ladies Masters at Royal Pines Resort.

GOLD COAST, Australia — Christel Boeljon birdied the final hole to win the Australian Ladies Masters by one stroke Sunday.

The 24-year-old Dutch golfer closed with a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish with a 21-under total 267 at the 6,647-yard Royal Pines course, one shot clear of overnight leader So Yeon Ryu and Kim Ha-neul of South Korea and Italy's Diana Luna.

"It's never over until it's over," Boeljon said after overcoming a three-shot deficit to clinch the Gold Coast event, which was jointly sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour.

It was the second LET victory for Boeljon, a European Solheim Cup player.

U.S. Open champion Ryu started the final round with a three-stroke lead, due mainly to her 11-under 61 on Friday, but was overtaken as she closed with an even-par round of 72.

Luna and Kim each finished with rounds of 67 to move into a share of second place.

Veteran Laura Davies of England shot a 71 and finished well off the pace at 4 under. Seven-time champion Karrie Webb did not play and will start her 2012 season next week at the Australian Open, which is co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour.

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