20 Jul 19
Holly Morgan proved her victory in her first appearance in the WPGA One-Day Series at Kedleston Park last week was no flash in the pan by following suit in the second.
In doing so, the 22-year-old PGA Assistant who is attached to Hallamshire Golf Club, Sheffield, has set up what could be an intriguing denouement to the Series at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Golf Club next month.
The successive victories have earned her 20 Order of Merit points and a share of pole position with Ormskirk Golf Club’s Ali Gray.
All of which means a head-to-head between what is effectively the newest competitor in the Series and one of its most accomplished campaigners is, Marie Martindale notwithstanding, in the offing to determine this year’s winner.
Meanwhile, any similarities between Morgan’s two victories thus far, aside from winning the event that is, were purely coincidental.
Whereas she cruised to a five-shot victory at Kedleston Park, Derbyshire, Morgan had to dig deep to repeat the success at Chestfield Golf Club in Kent.
In football parlance, her round could be described as one of two halves. One-over at the turn and two shots adrift of Katie Rule and Martindale, her game on the back nine was transformed.
A birdie at the par-four ninth was followed by two more at 10 and 11 and another two, at 15 and 17, resulted in her posting a three-under-par round of 68 for the tournament.
Rule and Martindale, by contrast, lost momentum on the back nine. Both negotiated it in one-over to finish tied second, two shots adrift of Morgan on one-under.
Finishing tied second, however, took Martindale’s points tally to 15.50, which means she is well-placed to turn the battle to finish top of the Order of Merit into a three as opposed to two-cornered contest.
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