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Golf: Hall makes cut at European Masters
UP-AND-COMING Dorset golf star Georgia Hall yesterday comfortably made the cut at the prestigious Ladies’ European Masters at Buckinghamshire Golf Club.
One of seven amateurs in an all-star field that includes the likes of reigning champion and world number seven Karrie Webb, the Parkstone player shot a second round of one-over-par to ensure a long weekend at the Denham course.
The 18-year-old had fired an even-par 72 on a rollercoaster opening day and matters followed much the same pattern on day two as the Curtis Cup ace bobbed around the level-par mark.
A solid opening nine holes included a birdie three at the fourth and a bogey five at the sixth.
After the turn she sandwiched a birdie at the 11th with a couple of bogeys, but a further gain on 14 brought her back to level.
Hall looked set for a line of pars to finish but let a shot slip with a bogey four on the final hole.
Elsewhere, Gary Emerson made a good start to the Bad Ragaz Seniors Open in Switzerland on his return to European Senior Tour action.
The Remedy Oak pro shot a level-par opening round of 70 that was tinged with disappoint¬ ment as he dropped three shots in the last five holes.
While Emerson ended the day tied for 17th, Ferndown’s Kevin Spurgeon found himself in the lower echelons of the leaderboard after shooting three-over, which included a double bogey at the ninth.