Scotland’s Michele Thomson missed out on her first Ladies European Tour win as France’s Camille Chevalier won the Women’s Indian Open by a stroke.
Chevalier made five birdies in her last eight holes to shoot a final-round 67 at the DLF Golf & Country Club.
Thomson, 29, broke the course record with a 64 on Saturday to open up a three-shot advantage and led by five after eight holes on Sunday.
But a double bogey on 14 summed up her poor back nine as she shot a 71.
She had a long, downhill birdie putt at the last to force a play-off but could not make it, while Chevalier held her nerve from close range for her maiden Tour success.
Thomson said: “Today, I had a great start again and was trying to make the same score, but the putter went cold on the back nine.
“There were a couple of mistakes on the back nine, but I can’t take anything away from Camille; she played awesome and congratulations to her.
“I will take a lot of positives away and will try and do one better next time.”
“I’m really happy because I’m a rookie and I just won a tournament, so it’s awesome,” said Chevalier, who becomes the third successive rookie to capture the title, following Emily Kristine Pedersen and Aditi Ashok.
“This is my first win on tour so I’m really happy and I can’t wait to celebrate. Making the final putt was the only time I felt nervous.”
The Netherlands’ Anne van Damm, New Zealand’s Sarah Kemp and Solheim Cup player Carlota Ciganda of Spain finished in a tie for third on eight under.
Thomson, from Aberdeen, turned professional in 2009, having been Scottish Amateur champion and played in the Curtis Cup.
She took a break in 2010 to pursue a career with the police before returning as a full-time professional in 2014.