And three birdies within the opening seven holes solidified the two-time main winner’s lead, earlier than an eagle on the ninth and birdies on 10 and 13 sealed the victory.
Her victory on the occasion, which boasts one of many richest prizes on the Girls European Tour (LET) schedule (a $1 million USD prize fund), is her second of the season.
“It helps once you’re going into the ultimate spherical with a four-shot cushion, you would shoot the identical rating as others, however you have got these pictures from the final three days.
“I birdied the primary gap and holed two actually good putts for par on two and three which actually set the momentum up, and from there, I attempted to not look again and simply go ahead.”
Making historical past
In ending second on the Saudi Girls Worldwide, 18-year-old Thitikul etched her title within the historical past books.
She additional prolonged her lead on the high of the Race to Costa del Sol’s standings to clinch the 2021 title with two occasions nonetheless to play.
The Race to Costa del Sol is a season-long competitors to crown the LET’s primary participant.
And with a degree whole of three,264.46, she has greater than double the tally of second-placed Sanna Nuutinen, who completed joint ninth in Saudi Arabia, on 1,570.27 factors.
In doing so, she grew to become the youngest winner of the competitors in its historical past.
Thitikul has had considerably of a breakthrough 12 months this season, surging into the highest 30 on the planet rankings.
After ending second, she admitted Ko was streaks forward of her on the Saudi Girls Worldwide.
“I discovered so much from her in the present day, Lydia Ko has among the finest quick video games ever, her placing was sensible, and each method shot she performed this week, I can positively study to get higher from her.”