Stephanie Kyriacou with her trophy – photo Ladies European Tour

Sydney’s Stephanie Kyriacou has won her first event as a professional but her second Ladies European Tour title with a two shot win over Finland’s Sanna Nuutinen at the Big Green Egg Open in the Netherlands.

Kyriacou, who either led or shared the lead after each of the four rounds of the €200,000 event, birdied the 16th and 17th holes to regain the lead she lost to Nuutinen after her joint 54 hole leader had birdied three in a row to grab the outright lead at the 15th.

20 year old, Kyriacou, won the Ladies European Tour’s Bonville Classic in Coffs Harbour in New South Wales by eight shots as an amateur 16 months ago and turned professional soon after but this would be her first win in the paid ranks.

2021 is just her second season on the Ladies European Tour but in 2020 she was the Rookie of the Year, further highlighting the significant promise she possesses.

She earned €30,000 for the victory and moves to second place on the Race to Costa Del Sol points table behind the woman she defeated today, Nuutinen.

“I’m buzzing! I forgot what it was like to win, it has been a little bit of time,” said Kyriacou. “There was some great golf out there, Sanna [Nuutinen] played really well, and she holed some really long putts. It was pretty tight, and I was a bit nervous.”

Kyriacou’s victory was made even more special given her father Nick was on the bag to watch his daughter achieve another milestone in her promising career.

“It is something pretty special. He has been there since day one. He spent all his time and energy when I was little so to have him on the bag for a win is pretty special. All my friends stayed up to watch my score! I’m very grateful for the support team I have.”