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LET's Reid wins first start after death of mother

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In her first tournament since a car crash claimed her mother's life, Melissa Reid won the Raiffeisenbank Prague Golf Masters on the Ladies European Tour.

Reid shot an even-par 72 on Sunday at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague, Czech Republic, to win the 54-hole event by a shot over Diana Luna at 9 under par.

Reid's mother, Joy, was involved in a head-on collision in Dachau, Germany, on May 22 while returning to her hotel after spending time on site ahead of the LET's UniCredit Ladies German Open. She died the next afternoon from resulting internal injuries.

'To be honest I wasn’t that nervous. I think with something like what’s happened to my family and me the last four weeks nothing really seems that difficult anymore,” said Reid. “I spoke to my coach when I went back a couple of weeks after and he said to me, ‘I don’t know when it’s going to be, but this will make you a stronger person,’ and my best friends have said that as well and I honestly think it will.'

Brian Reid, Melissa's father, survived the accident, sustaining broken ribs.

Now a four-time LET champion, Reid was also a member of last year's victorious European Solheim Cup team.