Prague, Czech Republic – Melissa Reid birdied the 17th hole, then holed a 6-foot par putt at the last on Sunday to pick up an emotional victory at the Prague Golf Masters.
Reid closed with an even-par 72 to finish at 9-under-par 207. The win was her fourth on the Ladies European Tour.
Last month, Reid was playing in the Ladies German Open, but withdrew after her parents were involved in a tragic car accident in which her mother was killed and her father was seriously injured. They were returning to their hotel after watching their daughter play the first round of the tournament.
This was the first time Reid competed since that accident.
The 24-year-old Englishwoman had eight pars and a bogey on the front nine. She birdied the 12th, but dropped another stroke on the 14th.
Diana Luna joined Reid at 8-under, but Reid responded with a birdie on the 17th to earn the win.
"To be honest I wasn't that nervous. I think with something like what's happened to my family and me the last four weeks nothing really seems that difficult anymore," Reid admitted. "I spoke to my coach when I went back a couple of weeks after and he said to me, 'I don't know when it's going to be, but this will make you a stronger person,' and my best friends have said that as well and I honestly think it will.
"It will make me fight and nothing will seem as bad as what I've been through, so yeah, I actually felt very calm and I knew I was going to hole the putt on 18."
Luna posted a 3-under 69 to take second place at minus-8 at the Albatross Golf Resort. Rachel Bailey (66) and Rebecca (71) shared third at 7-under-par 209.