Maiden Victory for Klara Spilkova on the LET

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Klara Spilkova won the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco on Sunday, claiming her first title on the Ladies European Tour.

Klara did it with a bogey-free final round of 66, that included six birdies - the last two on the 13th and 14th holes. She parred out from there, including sinking a testy par putt on the final hole.

Suzann Pettersen had a chance to catch Spilkova and force a playoff by birdying the last hole, but didn't. Pettersen finished in second place, one stroke behind Spilkova's winning total of 280 (8-under par).

Spilkova is 22 years old and from the Czech Republic. As you can probably tell from the photos, she also does some modeling.

Prior to the Lalla Meryem Cup, Klara had 92 career starts on the LET. She turned pro in 2010, when she was only 17 years old.

In her 92 prior starts on the LET, Klara had 11 career Top 10 finishes, and her 66 in the final round in Morocco matches her career low on the LET.

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Lilia Vu Wins 3rd In a Row for UCLA

UCLA sophomore Lilia Vu is one hot golfer. How hot? Three-wins-in-a-row hot.

Vu won the Silverado Showdown in Napa, Calif., a tournament played April 9-11, sharing first place (there was no playoff) with Hannah Kim of Northwestern. Her final round 71 included a birdie on the 15th hole and then a birdie on the final hole to grab co-medalist honors.

It's the third consecutive NCAA tournament win for Lilia, whose second-round 63 set a new school 18-hole scoring record. And Vu is just the second UCLA women's golfer ever to win three tournaments in a row (the first was Charlotte Mayorkas).

Vu's previous two victories this season were in the Spring Break Classic in Hawaii and UCLA's own Bruin Wave Invitational.

Lilia, from California, is currently ranked 18th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, but this latest win will surely move her up a few notches. The same is true of Golfweek's college rankings, where Vu is currently sits eighth.

Roberta Liti's First Top 10? She Made It a Win

Roberta Liti is a junior on the Arizona State women's golf team. And going into the 2017 Ping/ASU Invitational - a big tournament in NCAA women's golf - Liti had not yet posted a Top 10 finish in a college golf tournament.

She has now - and Roberta now has a victory, too.

Liti beat her ASU teammate Monica Vaughn by a stroke to record NCAA win No. 1 - and career Top 10 No. 1 - finishing at 10-under 206. She shot rounds of 69, 69 and 68. It was a great tournament all-around for the host school, as Arizona State also won the team title, and with a tournament record score of 25-under.

Roberta is from Siena, Italy. She won the Italian Championship in 2013 and was runner-up in the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship in 2013. She's been a steady performer at Arizona State since arriving, and now she's a winner.

Matilda Castren Notches 7th NCAA Victory

The 2017 Clemson Invitational was a pretty great tournament for the Florida State University women's golf team. The squad won its school-record sixth team tournament title of the season. And Matilda Castren won her school-record seventh career championship.

Castren is a senior on the FSU team, originally from Finland. And she's spent her career at Florida State earning All-Academic and All-America honors ... and winning tournaments.

The Clemson Invitational win was Castren's second of the 2016-17 NCAA golf season, and the seventh overall of her collegiate career. As a freshman in 2013-14, Matilda had eight Top 10 finishes in 10 NCAA starts and a scoring average of 71.83. So far in her senior season, Matilda has six Top 10s in nine starts and a scoring average of 70.62. Her career scoring average of 72.23 is a Florida State women's record.

From the Florida State sports information office:

Castren (Espoo, Finland) was in a tie for 15th place after a first round 72. She moved into a tie for second in the individual standings with a school-record tying 65 in the second round and won the event with a 2-under par score of 70 in the third round. Castren finished the event with a 9-under par total of 207. ...

Castren has now won individual championships at the Florida State March-Up (spring 2014), Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational (spring 2014), Jacksonville Classic (fall 2015), Florida Challenge (spring 2016), NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship (spring 2016), Jim West Challenge (fall 2016), and now the Clemson Invitational (spring 2017). In addition, she added to her on-going school record with her 24th career top-10 individual finish.

Castren is definitely a golfer to keep an eye on as she moves closer to a professional career.