Georgia Hall ended a run of near misses in the Rose Ladies Series when firing a one-under par 71 at Bearwood Lakes to take the £5,000 first prize.
The 2018 Women’s British Open champion finished a stroke ahead of six other players at the Buckinghamshire venue, and moves into second place on the American Golf Order of Merit, just behind fellow Solheim Cup player Charley Hull.
Hall bounced back from two bogeys in her first four holes with a pair of birdies and the fifth and eighth, but dropped another shot at the par-3 ninth to go out in one-over 37. She then birdied the par-5 11th and par-4 13th for a back nine of 34.
The 24-year-old from Parkstone said afterwards: “It’s awesome that I’ve won. I’ve played in three events previously and come second three times, so I’m very happy to win and get the job done today. I didn’t start off great. I was two over after four or five, but I just stayed really patient out there. On the back nine, I holed three or four eight-footers for par, which really kept me in it.”
Whereas Hull has played in all six Rose Ladies Series events, Hall has now played in four, at The Buckinghamshire, Royal St George’s, JCB Golf & Country Club and Bearwood Lakes over the last month. She thanked Justin and Kate Rose for getting behind women’s golf.
“The Rose Ladies Series is fantastic and gives me something to practise for every week. It’s something to aim for and it’s good that all of our players can play competitive rounds every week and it’s a good warm-up for the Scottish and British,” she said. “It was very thoughtful of Kate and Justin to do this. All the hard work that they’ve put in behind it is fantastic and hopefully this series can continue for years to come. It’s prepared me as well as it could have done for getting back to play. It’s obviously been hard after Covid, but playing competitively can only help improve my game.”