England's Nellie Ong won the Welsh Women's Open Stroke Play Championship, winning her biggest title to date

England Girls squad member Nellie Ong managed to walk into the winner's circle at the Welsh Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship, after two weeks of knocking on the door.

The Suffolk player turned two second places in the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open and Scottish Girls Open into a victory at Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club, with a stunning final round of seven-under-par sealing the deal.

It earned the biggest win of her career, overtaking Ireland’s Jessica Ross in second place and Vagliano Trophy player Lorna McClymont of Scotland in third.

There were strong performances for Welsh pair Annabel Collis of Mold and Bethan Morris of Celtic Manor who finished tied sixth.

Ong was delighted with her win in Wales.

“It feels pretty amazing, it is my biggest win so far, my first national title,” said the 17-year-old, who is heading to Ohio State University in the US later in the year.

“I have come close to winning the last three weeks so I cannot believe I have taken that step. I felt I just had to keep pushing so I just stuck to my game plan, I liked the course, and I gave myself a lot of opportunities on the back nine.

“I had to stay patient with my putting after I hit it close on a few of the first few holes but did not hole the putts, but then towards the end I started holing them.

“It is a really nice golf course, and it was in really good condition. The rain kept coming down in the last nine holes, but I concentrated on each shot and this is a big confidence boost ahead of the British Amateur at Portmarnock.”

Wales Golf Championships Manager Dan Fullager added:

“It was an outstanding final round by Nellie to take the title, in a strong field from all round the UK and Ireland.

“Thanks also to the staff and volunteers at Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club, the course was in excellent condition and they helped the event run smoothly.”

View the full Welsh Women's Open Stroke Play Championship leaderboard here.