Hull storms back into contention with a 65 to set up Wentworth finale
Charley Hull marches supreme into a historic day for female golf in this country. Wentworth’s famous West Course hosts the first women’s professional event of its 94-year existence and it is not just her bounce-back 65 yesterday that makes the 24-year-old fancy her chances in the final round of the Rose Ladies Series.
After a remarkable six-under score at the Berkshire in the second round of the Computacenter Grand Final – featuring an eagle, seven birdies, a bogey, a double-bogey, a three-putt and a four-putt – Hull reBy vealed that she enjoyed a practice round at the West Course last week.
“Yeah, I had 11 birdies that day, so I am looking forward it,” she said, with a smirk. “It’s great we are getting to play there and I hope we play good golf for the occasion.”
More of this and surely the whole of Surrey will swoon. After starting with a sloppy 73 at North Hants on Wednesday, Hull wrested back all but one of the six-shot deficit she had conceded to Alice Hewson. It was not as if her 22-year-old playing partner did much wrong.
“I played nicely enough,” Hewson said, after a 70 took her to five under. “But I have to say, it was really special to see Charley play today. It was cool to watch and just to learn from.”
During rounds such as this, it is hard to see why Hull, the world
On the up: Charley Hull drives at the third at the Berkshire during her 65 yesterday
No26, has yet to win a major. When her tail is up, Hull is simply irresistible and it is a shame this conclusion is going to be behind closed doors.
It promises to be dramatic, with the £35,000 America Golf Order of Merit to be decided as well, and £20,000 going to the winner.
Georgia Hall will be in the penultimate group, behind Hewson, Hull and Liz Young – the 37-year-old who was so influential in setting up this mini circuit and who is on one under after a 69 – but will be confident of retaining her position at the top of the order of merit after her own return to form.
Following her opening 73 she fired a 68, which included a missed tiddler on the 18th. “I played so much better, but left a couple out there,” Hall, 24, said.