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