English domination continues on LPGA Tour as Mel Reid lands first win

English ladies golf is well and truly back on the LPGA Tour circuit following victories for Georgia Hall and Mel Reid...

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Mon, 5 Oct 2020

English ladies golf is enjoying a golden period on the LPGA Tour right now following consecutive wins on the circuit from Georgia Hall and Mel Reid. 

Hall, 24, landed her second LPGA Tour title with a playoff victory at the Cambia Portland Classic two weeks ago, and the win was followed up by Reid, 33, who clinched her maiden LPGA Tour title with a two-stroke triumph at the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Sunday. 



"People have been talking about my talent for a long time but I've just never really got anywhere close to where I thought I would be," said Reid, who has won six times on the Ladies European Tour and has made three appearances for the European Solheim Cup side. 



Both Hall and Reid could not have timed their improved form any better, especially heading into this week's KPMG Women's LPGA. 



"I made a huge sacrifice moving to America, leaving my comfort zone, my friends and my family, and it's paid off," she said of her move to Florida in 2018.

"I always wanted to be a world class athlete, and to finally get the job done is a huge sigh of relief. No matter what, people can't take away the fact that I'm an LPGA winner against a world class field."



Hall, who won two of the Rose Ladies Series events over the summer, said: "I feel like I've been playing pretty good since the return after lockdown. 

"It all kind of came together (for the win) and I just kept everything simple and I was very relaxed out there.

"We practice and prepare to be in situations like that so I was happy to be in contention, really enjoying the moment and knowing that I had the game to win and believed in myself. I was so proud to get over the line.

"It's nice to win in America, that was important to me and a goal of mine."

Reid spoke exclusively to GolfMagic in the summer and vowed that lady golfers "don't get the recognition we deserve."

English golf might not quite be blooming like it once did when Laura Davies was on her way to winning 20 times on the LPGA Tour between 1987 and 2001, but this mini resurgence certainly represents a shift in the right direction for British golf on the LPGA Tour and long may it continue as the sport bids to attract more lady golfers to take up our beautiful game. 



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