The English Charley Hull took the second title on the LPGA Tour, six years after the first, winning with 266 (67 64 71 64, -18) hits in The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America where Giulia Molinaro, 81st with 146 (78 68, +4) came out of the cut for one hit too many.
Charley Hull, results
On the course of the Old American Golf Club (par 71) in The Colony, Texas, Charley Hull, 26 years old from Kettering, finished his race victorious with a 64 (-7, eight birdies, one bogey) just ahead of the Chinese Xiyu Lin (267, -17) and two New Zealander Lydia Ko (268, -16).
As mentioned, it is the second title on the English circuit for a palmarès that includes three on the Ladies European Tour. He has also played the Solheim Cup five times in Team Europe, winning three, including his debut in 2013, at only 17 years old, with the team that also included Giulia Sergas. For her success she was rewarded with a check for $ 255,000 out of a prize pool of $ 1,700,000.
In fourth place with 272 (-12) the Thai Atthaya Thitikul and in fifth with 273 (-11) Cheyenne Knight and the Thai Moriya Jutanugarn. In tenth place with 276 (-8) Lexi Thompson, Japanese Nasa Hataoka in 11th with 277 (-7) and Canadian Brooke M. Henderson in 29th with 281 (-3). Same fate of Giulia Molinaro also for Nelly Korda, 90th with 147 (+5).
Hull was number 3 in the world ranking in 2012.
Hull was included in the British-Irish team that played the Curtis Cup in 2012. She was nearly kicked out of the team for missing mandatory training the week she was invited to the Kraft Nabisco Championship. In the end, she was allowed to play the Kraft Nabisco, where she finished 38th, and could stay in the team.
Hull played as an amateur in the Women’s British Open in 2012 and was tied for 3rd place after the first round with a score of 71.
Hull turned professional on January 1, 2013. In June she lost the play-off of the Ladies German Open, which was won by Carlota Ciganda. In 2014, she already won her first win by beating Gwladys Nocera in the play-off at the Lalla Meryem Cup. At the end of the 2014 season, she became the winner of the LET’s Order of Merit.