Hudson birdie blitz stymies her compatriot Reid to warm the home fires
Monday 07 July 2008
Rebecca Hudson captured her second title in the space of three weeks with a final round 64 at the weather-interrupted English Open. The Englishwoman came from four shots behind her compatriot, overnight leader Melissa Reid – who has been mentored by Sir Clive Woodward, the British Olympic Association's director of elite performance – to take the title by a stroke on a wet and windy day at The Oxfordshire Golf Club.
The 29-year-old from Doncaster fired eight birdies on the Thame course, with four on the front nine and four on the back, for a 10-under-par 206 total. Hudson's win, which followed her recent triumph at the Tenerife Open, was her third Tour win on after a maiden title in Hungary in 2006. She said: "Back-to-back wins, I can't believe it. To win in your home country is just fantastic. It's wonderful. And to have two English players at the top is something special as well.
"At the beginning of the day I knew that someone would have to shoot low to catch Mel but I didn't think this would happen."
As in Tenerife, Hudson employed her friend and fellow professional Kirsty Fisher as her caddie for the final round. She added: "We lined up the putts well, we worked well together. We didn't fight the wind, we worked with it." Playing in the final pairing, one group behind Hudson, Reid fired a final round 69 and finished on nine-under.
She missed a 10-foot birdie putt to catch Hudson on the par-five 17th and then had to settle for a par at the last after pulling her approach into the rough.
Culinary experts in The Netherlands thought it was 'fresh' and 'tasty'
Actress sees off speculation about her face in an amazing way
Marvel has released first teaser trailer week early after it leaked online
Latest in Sport
Anderlecht vs Arsenal match report: Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski pounce as Arsenal leave it late
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Daley Blind admits United must 'play our best game' to get a result at Old Trafford
Liverpool vs Real Madrid player ratings: Was Cristiano Ronaldo the star man? And how did Mario Balotelli fare?
Liverpool vs Real Madrid match report: Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema run Reds ragged at Anfield
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was shirt swapping the real reason?
- 1 As an ex prostitute, I urge all the political parties to commit to the Sex Buyer Law
- 2 Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name – in favour of its Lumia brand
- 3 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Couple die within 28 hours of each other after being married for 73 years
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'