Suc­ces­sive wins put Hall in the driv­ing seat for Rose Se­ries fi­nal

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport - By James Cor­ri­gan

Ge­or­gia Hall cel­e­brated her sec­ond suc­ces­sive vic­tory in the Rose Ladies Se­ries and is now look­ing for­ward to the spec­ta­cle of a Grand Fi­nal that Justin Rose could only have dreamt of when he and his wife set up this mini cir­cuit amid the pan­demic void.

In his Ba­hamas home last night, Rose re­vealed he had been con­stantly check­ing the scoreboard from the Shire Lon­don, the penul­ti­mate event in the eight-strong run. It was the Olympic cham­pion’s 40th birth­day, show­ing just how in­vested Rose has be­come in a ground-break­ing se­ries which he not only founded, but that he also funded and at­tracted spon­sors to.

“It is won­der­ful to see how com­pet­i­tive it is and well done to Ge­or­gia on go­ing back-to-back, a feat which is always dif­fi­cult,” Rose told

The Daily Tele­graph. “And to have her top of the Amer­i­can Golf Or­der of Merit and Charley [Hull] in sec­ond go­ing into the last week, and with oth­ers, in­clud­ing Liz [Young] whose ini­tial idea led to all this, also in touch … well, it’s per­fect re­ally.

“Kate and I were plan­ning to have a drink or two for my birth­day tonight, but we will def­i­nitely raise a glass to the suc­cess of this se­ries.”

With £20,000 on the line for who­ever heads the stand­ings at the de­noue­ment of the three-day Com­puta­cen­ter Grand Fi­nal next Fri­day, this is clearly a prize well worth winning.

“I can’t wait – it will be a great oc­ca­sion to sign off a great se­ries,” Hall said, af­ter a five-un­der 67 gave her a three-shot win over fel­low English­woman Young and the Scot Kylie Henry.

“I missed the first two events and thought I may have con­ceded too much ground in the or­der of merit race, but three sec­onds fol­lowed by two wins have put me up there. It’s been con­sis­tent and, again, I played very solid to­day.”

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