LAURA DAVIES WON HER 76th career title on Sunday at the Spanish Women’s Open on the Ladies European Tour, edging Christina Kim (United States), Rebecca Hudson (England) and Frances Bonhad (Australia) by two strokes.
It was Davies’s fourth win this season. Her other 2010 victories came in New Zealand, Germany and Austria. I think we can all agree that Laura, 46, is very good at winning golf tournaments, whether or not she makes it into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Laura Davies’s career wins:
43 Ladies European Tour
13 Other tours
76 professional wins
This one almost got away from Davies. In the final round, she made the turn in 32 and had a three-shot lead when she carded a dreaded snowman on the 13th hole. The quadruple-bogey eight was caused by a tee shot that veered left and crashed down on a steep rocky slope. The adventure continued. When Davies finally walked off the green she was tied at 10 under with England’s Lisa Hall. Then Laura played the closing five holes in 1-under par for the win.
By the way, Ms. Davies broke her own record as oldest winner (46 years, 11 months, 14 days) on the Ladies European Tour. I won’t be surprised when she breaks it again. Anybody want to predict her final win total?
−The Armchair Golfer
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