Catania, Italy – American Christina Kim closed with a two- under 70 on Sunday to win the Sicilian Ladies Italian Open by four strokes.
Kim ended at seven-under-par 209. The victory was Kim's first on the Ladies European Tour. She does own two titles on the LPGA Tour, but hasn't won on that circuit since 2005.
Giulia Sergas stumbled to a one-over 73. She grabbed second place at minus- three at Il Picciolo Golf Club.
Second-round leader Gwladys Nocera struggled to a four-over 76 to tumble into a share of third place at two-under-par 214. She was joined there by Stefania Croce, who shot a 73.
The final round was delayed by 40 minutes to due inclement weather. Once the round resumed, players battled windy, chilly conditions the rest of the way.
Kim parred the first six holes and found herself in the lead thanks to Nocera tripping to three straight bogeys from the third. Kim stumbled to a bogey on No. 7, but erased that mistake with a birdie on the ninth.
Around the turn, Kim birdied four of the first six holes to move well ahead of the field. She bogeyed the final two holes to cut her winning margin to four.
Kim wasn't the only one who struggled on the closing holes. Sergas bogeyed 17, while Nocera double-bogeyed the 17th and bogeyed the 18th.