England’s Alice Hewson was eight over par after eight holes at Walton Heath earlier than rallying to finish the week one below and in a tie for sixteenth; the Solheim Cup takes place from September 22-24 in Spain, stay on Sky Sports activities
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Whereas Charley Hull was difficult on the prime of the AIG Ladies’s Open leaderboard on Sunday, there was one other younger English hope, Alice Hewson, making strikes.
Hewson shot a four-under remaining spherical of 68 to complete one below for the week and in a tie for sixteenth place, her finest ever end at a serious.
And making this all of the extra spectacular is the truth that the 25-year-old was eight over par after the primary eight holes of her opening spherical, having carded six bogeys and a double on the par-four third at Walton Heath.
Talking completely to Sky Sports activities, Hewson mentioned: “It has been a whirlwind week; I used to be fairly actually final via eight holes!
“It was very a lot a case of ‘one shot at a time’, however on the identical token I needed to additionally flick a change and say, ‘proper, reset now and get going!’
“It was backs in opposition to the wall and a time to dig deep.
“I joked with my caddie strolling off of the ninth gap on that first spherical that I used to be going to get again to degree par. He mentioned, ‘if you are able to do that over the following few days, that might be implausible’. And I used to be like, ‘no, I imply at the moment!'”
Hewson could not fairly handle that however did finally stroll away with a way more respectable five-over spherical of 77, gaining three strokes on the again 9. She then shot three below on day two to remain the weekend earlier than her spectacular end.
“I really feel actually Positive,” Hewson added. “I may really feel I used to be getting nearer and nearer via the week.
“The course was not taking part in simple, so to complete in that place I used to be actually happy with how I battled.
“To even make it to the weekend was fairly an achievement after which to work my means up, lastly get again degree midway via the ultimate spherical after which to sneak in below par, I used to be very proud.”
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Hewson is hoping to take that kind into this weekend and the ISPS Handa World Invitational in Ballymena, Northern Eire.
It is the final Solheim Cup qualifying occasion for Workforce Europe, although Hewson has an uphill battle on her fingers to sneak one of many eight computerized qualifying locations.
Celine Boutier presently leads the way in which within the European Solheim Cup standings after her wins on the Evian Championship and Scottish Open, with Maja Stark sitting in second with fellow Swede Linn Grant proper on her tail.
The following six on the planet rankings are presently Hull, Leona Maguire, Georgia Corridor, Grant, Carlota Ciganda, and Anna Nordqvist.
Hewson, named a travelling reserve for the crew two years in the past, may but drive her identify into the hat, nonetheless, as considered one of Suzann Pettersen’s 4 captain’s picks with one other sturdy exhibiting this week.
Pettersen names her picks in a stay present on Sky Sports activities on Tuesday, August 22.
“I am all the time hoping to go to a Solheim Cup, completely,” she mentioned. “2021 (as a reserve) was my first ever expertise of 1. It was such a particular week.
“I’d all the time recognize the chance to go. I really feel like I put up an excellent combat this previous week, although I may need left just a little an excessive amount of on the market this yr.
“However as I say, I gave it an excellent combat and can proceed to take action. That is all I can do.”
The LPGA Tour season heads to Northern Eire subsequent for the ISPS Handa World Invitational, starting on Thursday from 1pm on Sky Sports activities Golf, which is the ultimate occasion within the qualification marketing campaign for Europe’s Solheim Cup crew. Stream the LPGA Tour, Solheim Cup and more with NOW for £26 a month for 12 months.