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Davies concedes Tour title

Poor opening rounds cost English star dearly

Posted Dec 10, 2010 by Jeff Dawson

Laura Davies

Laura Davies’s challenge to win the European Order of Merit has hit a major snag and she has all but conceded the title to South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace.
Davies has been in scintillating form in recent months and was hoping that she could continue this into the final competition in Dubai to win the Tour’s top prize again.
However, the clubs just haven’t been clicking as they were before and she has stuttered to four over after two rounds and trails Wales’s Lydia Hall by 11.
She said: “The tournament is over for me as far as I’m concerned. As for winning it or getting second place, it’s not going to happen.”
Davies remains the most iconic female golfer in the UK and despite her advancing years, she is still one of the game’s top players.
She has won four tournaments in quick succession at the back end of this season and these victories coupled with her no-nonsense approach to the game will continue to make her a formidable force in the female game.
So what of the up and coming Hall? Well she’s a 22-year-old from Bridgend who has surprised everyone by storming to the head of the field.
She carded an impressive 67 in her second round to lead Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist by a shot. Hall is ranked 396th in the world and was in no way expected to challenge at this competition. She may be one to watch in the future but for now, despite this performance, she will have to live in the shadow of the great Laura Davies for a while yet.
Hopefully, Davies will rectify her poor performance in the competition to date and make a charge up the table so everyone can acknowledge just how good she really is.

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