Georgia Hall Cruises To Aramco Saudi Ladies International Glory

The 25-year-old dominated proceedings in Jeddah, as she wrapped up her first Ladies European Tour title in style

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As the final round got underway at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, it was Georgia Hall who began with a comfortable five shot lead and, during windy conditions in Jeddah, the former Women's Open champion never looked fazed, as she cruised to her first title since the 2020 Cambia Portland Classic.

Starting emphatically, the 25-year-old produced three birdies over her first four holes, before a bogey-birdie combination at the 5th and 6th meant a three-under-par front nine and a huge six shot advantage heading into the final nine holes!

This week though, players have been finding the back nine at Royal Greens more difficult than the front, and that appeared to be the case as Hall bogeyed the 10th and then the 15th and 16th to drop back to level-par for her day.

However, because of her huge advantage, the English-woman wasn't bothered, with a birdie at the par-4 17th giving Hall an unassailable five-shot cushion playing the last hole.

Rolling her par putt in at the par-5 18th, the trophy was Hall's, with the Aramco Saudi Ladies International her first title on the Ladies European Tour. 

"To lead all week is very special," explained Hall, who finished five shots ahead of Kristyna Napoleaova and Johanna Gustavsson. "I think the first round really was very important for me. I played incredible that round. It really set me up for the rest of the week.

"Sometimes it's not always easy with a five-shot lead going into the last day, it's a little bit more pressure on you, but I was really happy with the way I conducted myself today.

"It's fantastic to win in March. I really love this place and love the golf course. I was just really proud of the way I played today."

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x