Davies completes senior major grand slam
19 October 2018
Evergreen Laura Davies claimed her second women’s senior major title of the current season with a wire-to-wire win at the Senior LPGA Championship in Indiana.
The sun was shining at French Lick Resort, but with wind gusting up to 25mph the Pete Dye Course proved to be challenging for the field. Only four players finished at even par or better, and only Dame Laura carded three under-par rounds, making her victory even more impressive.
She birdied the 18th to post a new 54-hole tournament record of 208 and put the seal on a four-stroke victory over Helen Alfredsson and Silvia Cavalleri.
Davies won the inaugural US Senior Women’s Open in July, which means that she has completed a clean sweep of senior major championships in 2018.
“This is fantastic,” Davies said. “Winning the US [Senior] Women’s Open was a real thrill, and this is a golf course that I didn’t think I could win on. So for me, this is a really important victory. I’ve always played okay around here, but I’ve never strung three rounds together, so it feels especially rewarding.”
Alfredsson put pressure on Davies early in the final round as she went out in 32, but a double bogey on 11 handed back the advantage to her fellow European rival, which she never let go.
While most of her fellow senior competitors have long since stopped playing on the regular tours, Davies is still competing. She has made seven out of 15 cuts on the LPGA so far this season, and four cuts from seven on the Ladies European Tour. She also partnered Georgia Hall in this year’s European Golf Team Championships, and teamed up with Trish Johnson to win the BJ’s Charity Championship on the Legends Tour.