Ladies European Tour
Jun 26th, 2020
MacLaren raises her game to win on Rose Series
LET star wins despite incurring a two-shot penalty
MacLaren shot a three-under-par 69 to take the event by two shots from Elizabeth Young and amateur Samantha Fuller who tied on one-under. Remarkably the two time LET winner won despite incurring a two-shot penalty for playing the wrong ball.
The LET and Symetra tours will not get underway until late July and so the players are welcoming the chance to get some competition. Each player pays to enter the events which were the brainchild of Justin Rose and his wife Kate, who contributed to £35,000 to the series an amount that was matched by retailer American Golf.
“It’s just nice,” MacLaren said. “We all enjoy being here and you see the same faces, so it’s a really enjoyable atmosphere.”
MacLaren got off to a fast start with a birdie on the opening hole and an eagle at the 4th hole. A birdie at the 10th hole got her to six under before disaster struck at the 11th where she played the wrong ball. Despite incurring the two shot penalty, a birdie at the 15th helped her hold on to the lead and win by two shots.
Meghan was full of praise for World number 13 Rose for making the event possible.
“For someone like Justin Rose to come out and sponsor this and say the things that he did and just give us some respect, it’s meant the world to all of us,” MacLaren said. “To turn that into action is something that we will all be grateful for, for a very long time. Just getting to play: it’s nice to be out here again.”
Last week’s winner Charlie finished in a tie for seventh after a rollercoaster round of 73 that included six birdies and seven bogies. Bronte Law had a day to forget as she carded an eight-over round of 80 finishing in a tie for thirty-fourth.
The Rose Series now moves to the Buckinghamshire next week with the Grand final taking place on 6th and 7th August with the final round on the famous West Course at Wentworth.