More, who missed the first two cuts of the season, admitted that she was delighted with her finish. “Coming here and turning my game around, well, I’m just overjoyed to be honest. I felt like my front nine was quite fair. I was three under after nine but then the back nine, two birdies, two dropped shots. I had one three putt on the back side and then just missed one on 14 coming back so that was a little disappointing but all in all I played well. I had 30 putts, which was a lot better than I have been,” said the two-time Curtis Cup player.
Davies carded four birdies, a bogey and a double bogey for her 71 today and outright third position. “It was good apart from that double at 16. I hit it just in the first cut of rough and I flew it over the back of the green and it was in a hole really. So I made a double. Other than that, I never looked like dropping one apart from the three putt on the sixth. I only missed two greens so to hit 16 greens is a pretty good effort.”
Davies missed seven of eight cuts on the LPGA Tour in America this season, but she turned the corner with her first cut made at last week’s Michelob Ultra Open.
She said: “Its nice to be playing back in Europe again but it’s the golf course. It gives you one side or the other. If you miss the fairway in America you lose your ball and once I had missed a couple I was struggling a bit.”
Hall, who bases herself in West Palm Beach, Florida and is married Martin Hall, coach to Morgan Pressel, admitted that she was also glad to be back in Europe. “The big thing is to enjoy playing and enjoy the shots that I’m hitting. I’ve played golf all my life and it’s a pleasure to be in a competitive situation. I missed that when I wasn’t playing. I’m very happy and it’s all good,” she said.