10 Jul 19
Holly Morgan made her first appearance in the WPGA One-Day Series #5 at Kedleston Park and wasted no time on the course or in making a positive impression by winning the event.
Morgan, a year one PGA Assistant, posted a six-under-par score of 68 to secure victory with five shots to spare.
And she did so without dawdling or going through tortuous pre-shot routines. Likewise her playing partner, Women’s PGA Cup team member Suzanne Dickens.
All of which resulted in the pair completing their rounds in three hours 25 minutes and, traffic permitting, being able to return to their home clubs in time for a late lunch.
For the 22-year-old Morgan, that is Hallamshire Golf Club near Sheffield. It was there the late John Jacobs and Pete Cowen embarked on PGA careers that saw them become Master Professionals and world-renowned coaches.
And both would surely have been impressed by Morgan’s negotiation of a course that staged an Open Championship regional qualifier last month.
It culminated with an eagle at the par-five 18th and had begun with four birdies and no dropped shots on the front nine.
Saunton Golf Club’s Jessica Bradley (above) was also four-under at the turn but lost momentum on the back nine and posted a one-under-par round of 73 to finish tied second with Jess Smith of Oberhessischer Golf Club in Germany and Ella Mason, an amateur.
Meanwhile the Order of Merit leader, Ali Gray, carded a three-over-par round of 77 and remains on 20 points, nine clear of Marie Martindale. Dickens, who finished on level-par has 9.75 while Morgan and Sarah Smith are both on 10.
Full scores and results can be accessed via this link: