“This is my favorite time of year when I play in Europe. Some big events. “
Between two major championships and the first triple-sanctioned tournament in the Northern Hemisphere hosted by the LPGA, Ladies European and European Tours, there are many reasons for this Georgia Hall loves European swing. It’s a stretch that continues in Northern Ireland with the first ISPS Handa World Invitational presented by Modest! Golf management from July 29th to August 1st
“A very different event that it’s always nice to tweak a bit,” said Hall, a major champion at the 2018 AIG Women’s Open. “And to play in the same seats as the men, even if we’re not with them compete, I still think it’s a great event.
“It’s fantastic to have the same prize money. Not something we get a lot or are used to. It’s awesome what modest! Golf has done for this tournament. I missed it a few years ago [when it was hosted by the Challenge Tour and featured a women’s invitational], so very much like to play. It will be a great success. “
Hall found her own success at a similar event. In 2016 she won the ISPS Handa Vic Open, a jointly sanctioned event of the LPGA Tour, the Women’s Professional Golfers’ Association of Australasia (formerly the ALPG Tour), the European Tour, and the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia, still known as the Oates was Victorian Open and organized by the ALPG Tour. It was the fifth year that the men’s and women’s competitions were held at the same time.
“We play two courses [Galgorm Castle and Massereene] like the Vic Open and I really enjoyed that kind of format, ”said Hall. “Great memories of a very similar event a few years ago. Hopefully I can take that with me this week and get a good result. “
Combined with a tie sixth appearance a few days ago at Evian Resort Golf Club at the Amundi Evian Championship, Hall has the foundation to continue its uptrend on the links.
“I was out of 12 on the weekend so overall I had a good weekend and pocketed some good putts. I like Evian very much. I always feel very comfortable there, very happy in Europe in general, ”said Hall. “I’ve had a couple of top 10 finishes at Evian in the past few years, so I was pretty confident. Hopefully I can continue that here in Northern Ireland.
“I’ve had some good results over the past few months. Good major championship at KPMG and the week before [at Meijer LPGA Classic] No more a share of six. Yes, I feel pretty good at the moment. “