Germany's Aline Krauter beat Annabell Fuller by one hole in a dramatic final to win the Women’s Amateur Championship at West Lancashire.

The 20-year-old found herself three down after the opening four holes but fought back to claim the biggest win of her career.

Krauter can now look forward to exciting opportunities, with exemptions into the AIG Women’s Open and, traditionally, the US Women’s Open, The Evian Championship and Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship.

"It's my biggest win, 100 per cent," said Krauter. "I won the German Girls in 2016 and then I've played decently in some college tournaments in the US but not been close in one.

"I felt under control out there. I’m not sure what did the trick, but I was quite unphased on the course which I think helped me in the wind and the conditions. It was so fun to play in the final."

Stuggart-born Krauter looked in early trouble when Fuller, who won the English Women's Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship last week, claimed successes at the first, second and fourth holes.

But Krauter, who attends Stanford University in the US, refused to give in and went on an incredible run, winning six holes out of eight from the fifth to go three up after 12 and completely turnaround the contest.

Fuller then produced her own fightback, winning the par-five 16th with a birdie after a fine approach and then the short 17th after Krauter had bunker problems.

But the German made a safe par-four down the last, with Fuller unable to make birdie.
"I was three down early, but I didn’t panic," said Krauter.

"It was a rough start but I knew that I had my game and I had played well all week. I wasn’t really worried at that time. I made a great putt from off the green on the ninth which was good.

"I hit a bad shot on the 16th and the 17th wasn’t great as I had a bad lie in the bunker, but on the 18th I don’t think I’ve ever been so scared for a two-putt. It ended up working out."