Omega Dubai Ladies Classic

Georgia seeks a grandstand finish

An exhausted Georgia Hall is determined to muster one final effort in Dubai to achieve the only thing missing from her career year.

The 21-year-old Englishwoman was a late arrival for the 12th OMEGA Dubai Ladies Classic yesterday and with good reason having jetted in from Florida with a 2018 LPGA Tour card in her carry-on luggage.

She needn’t fret how she plays this week anyway – the Ladies European Tour money title is hers regardless. To the European crown you can add a third place finish at the British Open (five shots adrift of this week’s co-favourite I.K Kim) and a memorable Solheim Cup debut in what has been an unforgettable season. The only thing that could possibly top it would be a maiden LET title.

“I’m feeling very tired but I’m happy that I got my tour card. It was a long and stressful week but now I’m looking forward to playing in Dubai,” Hall said.

“I’ve played this course a few times and I played well last week so I’m quite confident. It would be lovely to get a win at the last tournament of the year.”

Has your motivation changed now you have LPGA status?

“If anything, it’s made me want to win even more, because I’ve had the best season I could imagine.”

How about some goals for 2018 then? “Become [LPGA Tour] Rookie of the Year and win Majors.” After this year, neither would be a surprise.


Kent Gray

Editor of Golf Digest Middle East. Has written about golf since 1989 and owned a suspect short game even longer.

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