Dramatic Aramco Series Win For Law
Bronte Law surged to victory in the Aramco aramco team series tickets Team Series at Centurion Club holing out for eagle from fifty-five feet on the final green to win by a shot. In a thrilling finale, Law powered past fellow English star Georgia Hall to finish on nine-under-par and scoop the $75,000 first prize.
Bronte Law celebrates the winning putt Law needed a birdie at the closing par-five to match Hall’s and force a play-off. Instead, she did better, producing a moment of pure magic when she sank a monster putt for an eagle three that drew a huge roar from the galleries and secured her a second Ladies European Tour title.Law, 27, said: “That’s why we play this game – for moments like that. And in front of a home crowd, it doesn’t really get any better. Why we go through all the heartache, the pain and everything is for moments like that.”There had been flashes of adversity in the final round for Law, not least at the 13th hole where she made double-bogey to slip from the leaderboard summit.But the 2019 Solheim Cup star, who finished tied-sixth earlier this month in the US Women’s Open, showed her fighting qualities as she reeled off birdies at the 15th and 16th to haul herself back into contention.Hall also had her foot down on the pedal – as did the late-charging Linn Grant.
The Swede closed with six birdies in her final seven holes to take third spot, but it was Law who landed the most telling blow of all with that monster putt that saw her sign for a two-under final round of 71.The victor added: “I’m competitive, I want to win. So I won’t go down without a fight. I never know that I’m going to end up with a win, but I will make sure I give it my alL in order to give myself a chance. I knew I had to battle. It’s never over until it’s over – I guess that kind of showed at the end there.”Runner-up Hall said: “I’m gutted, but what a putt to win. I played really well again. I played really well all week – I just didn’t really hole much again.” The team event – with a total purse of $500,000, like the individuals’ tournament – was similarly exciting.
Team Garcia and Team Wikstrom finished on 27-under-par on Friday evening, resulting in the two captains returning today for a play-off down the 18th.Unfortunately for Ursula Wikstrom, her tee-shot at the first extra hole drew an extremely difficult lie in a fairway bunker and she required two strokes to extricate herself from it. Ultimately that proved decisive as Nicole Garcia locked in a solid par to claim the $105,000 winner’s cheque, shared with her two professional team-mates Madelene Stavnar and Kelly Whaley.Of course, there was a fourth member of Team Garcia – amateur Mia Baker. And, playing off a 16 handicap, she was a major factor in the success, sinking a tricky putt on the final green of regulation play the previous evening.
Team Garcia celebrates their Aramco Team Series success South Africa’s Garcia said: “Mia really helped us out and that’s what this whole tournament is about, getting involved with the amateurs and giving everybody the experience of a professional event.“I’m really proud – it couldn’t have gone better. All four girls contributed equally. An experience like this is always going to bring you closer to your peers that you’ve played with.”Reflecting on the experience of a lifetime and also her playing partners, Baker added: “It has been so nice and the best thing is they made me not feel stressed.
I couldn’t have asked for any more from them – they were amazing.”This week’s London leg was the second of five $ 1 million Aramco Team Series tournaments on the LET calendar this season, following last month’s Bangkok opener – and preceding events in Sotogrande, New York and Jeddah. The tournaments are famed for their unique format, in which three LET professionals play in teams with one amateur player.From August 18-20, the Aramco Team Series will be in Spain at the magnificent La Reserva Club de Sotogrande.
Hayley Davis Leads Aramco Team Series
Hayley Davis is an Aramco Team Series specialist – but tomorrow at Centurion Club she’ll go in search of a first individual title. The English golfer holds a two-shot lead from fellow countrywoman Bronte Law, while Georgia Hall is a further stroke back alongside Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall.
Hayley Davis leads by two heading into the final roundDavis, 29, was an Aramco Team Series winner in Sotogrande last year when she also finished second in New York and seventh in Jeddah.Now thanks to two superb days of golf she holds the lead in the $500,000 solo event at nine-under-par. Today Davis took advantage of the benign early morning conditions to add a second-round 68 to an opening 69. She packed in seven birdies to give herself a great chance of victory.Davis said: “I really like the Aramco team events. It seems to sort of bring out the best of my game. Last year I had a good record in them. I guess I just love team golf.“We didn’t have the best day as a team yesterday. We just couldn’t really get anything going. So I think we went out there today like, ‘Let’s make some birdies and try and move up’ and that’s what we did. I don’t think I really rolled in long putts. I’ve just been hitting it really close. I know that I hit a few inside six feet.”As for the final round, she has extra incentive to go for it.
Davis had mentioned to her niece that she might come to her football tournament tomorrow afternoon but now has her own glory to chase. Davis added: “I need to play well – I think that’s the only way my niece is going to accept me not being there!”Law finished tied-sixth a fortnight ago in the US Women’s Open and once again is back in contention after moving to seven-under, courtesy of a second-round 71 carved out in a swirling afternoon wind and furnace-lie conditions.Law said: “It was good – I played really solid. I’m just hoping that I can convert more of those chances tomorrow. I’m happy with where I’m sitting right now.“I’m not really looking at the top of the leaderboard and worrying about who’s there. I’m looking at my scores and going, ‘Okay, I’m going to post a low number tomorrow’ – at least try and put myself in a position to do so – and then we’ll see what happens.”Hall was round in level-par for the day but knows that she is right in the mix going into the final 18 holes.The 2018 Women’s British Open champion said: “Three back is nothing. So obviously I’ve still got a massive chance and I’ll just see where I am after the front nine. But it’s a course where you can make a load of birdies.”