Hewson secures second LET title at Swiss Ladies Open – Golf News

by admin
Hewson secures second LET title at Swiss Ladies Open - Golf News

Hertfordshire’s Alice Hewson is a now a two-time Ladies European Tour winner after defeating India’s Tvesa Malik in a playoff to win the Swiss Ladies Open.

With both players locked on 11-under par after a dramatic final round – one which saw Hewson fire a closing 6-under 65 – the 26-year-old made a clutch birdie on the first playoff hole to earn her first victory since the South African Women’s Open in 2020.

The playoff followed a round full of drama at Golfpark Holzhäusern as 23 players sat within three shots of the lead with nine holes to go. Hewson – who was three behind Spain’s Fatima Fernandez Cano prior to play – made just one birdie on the front nine before coming alive on the closing stretch birdying the 12th and 15th.

Then, fireworks on the par-5 17th, Hewson slam dunking her bunker shot for eagle to tie Lauren Walsh’s target of 10-under par following a final round 64. One hole later and Hewson would dial in a magnificent approach to birdie the closing 18th and take the clubhouse lead.

It was then on the chasers to respond, Malik the pick of the bunch as she mimicked Hewson by pitching in from the sand on 17 for eagle and birdying 18 to tie her tally of 11-under par.

After Fernandez Cano was unable to covert her chip on 18 to join the pair, it was back to the tee for the playoff. Malik saw her approach miss the green as Hewson hit the green  again, converting the birdie to seal victory and return to the winner’s circle in style.

“I was patient all day,” Hewson said. “I had given myself so may opportunities. So to see a couple drop coming in was nice. I didn’t see a leaderboard until the 16th green. I thought time to go birdie-birdie and then I got away with one on 17 with the slamdunk from the bunker!

“I’m a little bit lost for words really,” she added. “It’s been a while since I’ve been in this situation. Coming from winning my first LET title on my tour debut four years, to now this – it’s been quite a journey. A lot of ups and downs. There’s so many people to thank. There were times when the belief was definitely missing. I went through a bit of a rough patch two-and-a-bit years ago. So to be back here winning today, I’m very grateful.”

In finishing runner-up, Malik recorded her best finish on the LET and earns a spot at next week’s Aramco Team Series – London event. Overnight leader Fernandez Cano finished in a tie for third on 10-under par alongside Walsh.

Source link

You may also like

Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?
Update Required Flash plugin