Hull seals another second place

Charley Hull
Charley Hull

Charley Hull claimed a third consecutive second-placed finish on the Ladies European Tour (LET) in the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open.

The 17-year-old from Burton Latimer had been an overnight leader along with Calota Ciganda going into the final round but a final effort of 72, one-under-par, from South African Lee-Anne Pace was enough to give her victory.

Finland’s Minea Blomqvist made a brave attempt to catch Pace with a back nine of 33 that contained five birdies, but a dropped shot on the 17th proved crucial.

She finished joint-second on two-under alongside Hull and Ciganda, who both carded final rounds of 75.

Hull was three over for her round before a birdie on the 14th, but she was unable to find another birdie over the closing four holes to force a play-off. Spain’s Ciganda also suffered the same fate.

Holland’s Christel Boeljon, seeking a third straight win in the event, bogeyed two of the last three holes in her 75 to finish two behind Pace.

Hull has moved up to seventh on the ISPS Handa Order of Merit with €51,582.13 in earnings from her three outings on the LET so far.

She also moved up to 13th on the European Solheim Cup points table. The top eight automatically make this year’s team, with European captain Lotta Neumann having four captain’s picks.