Muehlbauer secures maiden professional win at Ramside
After 12 top-10 finishes, Austria’s Katharina Muehlbauer finally got her maiden professional win on the Ladies European Tour Access Series at Ramside Hall.
The 25-year-old from Vocklabruck held the overnight lead on six under-par and extended that lead early on the final day with three birdies on her first three holes before making two more on holes six and nine. While she slowed down on the back nine, eight pars saw her complete a three-shot victory.
“It feels incredible to win,” said Katharina. “I played solidly and it’s a dream come true. It feels great to win and now that I know how it feels, I want to keep playing more and get more wins. It’s just a very nice feeling.”
Katharina has had a consistent season after making nine out of nine cuts on the LETAS, including two top-10 finishes at the Flumserberg Ladies Open and the Links Series event at Ramside last week – adding to her T12 finish on the Cathedral course in 2022.
“Today I started good and from there on I knew I had to just play safe. I made one stupid mistake, but stupid mistakes happen. I’m super happy with my game and my planning.
“It’s been a good two weeks and this golf club has been incredible – giving us the course for two weeks. I really loved the place last year, but I love it even more this year and I’m sure I will be coming back to Ramside.”
With the win, Katharina received 500 points on the LETAS Order of Merit, moving her into second place behind two-time winner Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen. The top six players at the end of the season earn LET cards for 2024.
Meanwhile, England’s Hannah Screen earned her best finish on the LETAS to-date with rounds of 68,70 and 71 to end the week in second place. Fellow LETAS rookie Emily Price finished third on five under-par, with Germany’s Sarina Schmidt two shots behind in solo fourth.
After two fantastic weeks at Ramside Hall, the LETAS now returns to its events with the Ahlsell Nordic Tour, beginning with the Smorum Ladies Open by EC Drive.