Gabriella Cowley Wins JCB Rose Ladies Series Title

She beat six players by a single stroke to win for the first time on the Rose Ladies Series

Gabriella Cowley Wins JCB Rose Ladies Series Title
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She beat six players by a single stroke to win for the first time on the Rose Ladies Series

Gabriella Cowley Wins JCB Rose Ladies Series Title

Gabriella Cowley finished at two under par to beat six players by a single stroke and win her first Rose Ladies Series title at the JCB Golf and Country Club.

The Englishwoman won despite three dropped shots in the last three holes and had a four hour wait in the clubhouse to see if her score of 70 would be good enough.

She was five under after 12 holes following three consecutive birdies but struggled down the closing stretch like a lot of her competitors.

Playing partner Georgia Hall reached four under but a bogey, double-bogey finish cost her and Charley Hull played the last six in three over to also miss out.

Both Hall and Hull, just like last week at Royal St George's, finished T2nd, alongside Annabel Dimmock, Heather MacRae, Chloe Williams and Whitney Hillier.

"It was a nervous wait in the clubhouse but I never lost hope," said Gabriella Cowley.

Cowley had a third, two ninths and a 12th in the first four events prior to winning. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

"I had my dad on the bag and it was a brilliant day from which I'll take a lot of confidence."

She won £5,000 and moves up to third on the Order of Merit standings, behind two-time Rose Ladies Series winner Gemma Dryburgh and Charley Hull who is top.

Dryburgh has travelled out to America for the resumption of the LPGA Tour season.

Cowley, 24-years-old from Essex, turned pro in 2014 after representing GB&I in the Curtis Cup.

The series heads to Bearwood Lakes next week for the sixth event and The Shire the following week before the three-event final at North Hants, The Berkshire and Wentworth.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x