Victorious Cassandra Kirkland at Yalong Bay Golf Club, Sanya
Cassandra Kirkland of France came from a stroke behind to claim her first professional title. The 28-year-old from Paris held off stiff opposition to post a final round 70 on a hot and breezy final day at Yalong Bay Golf Club. 

She ended two strokes clear off fellow Frenchwoman Jade Schaeffer and England’s Holly Aitchison, with a further nine players a stroke back in a tie for fourth. 

Thailand’s Numa Gulyanamitta, who started with a one stroke lead ended with a 74 and was tied for fourth after rounds of 70, 69 and 74. 
Smriti Mehra failed to find the momentum after two double bogeys in the first six holes and turned in her second successive 76 to finish 62nd at the Sanya Ladies Open in China. 

The veteran Indian golf finished at 10-over 226 with rounds of 74, 76 and 76.