Charley Hull edges to Ladies European Tour event win in Abu Dhabi

Charley Hull edges to Ladies European Tour event win in Abu Dhabi

England’s Charley Hull held her nerve to claim a one-stroke victory at the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi.

The 22-year-old from Kettering, the overnight leader, faced a battle with fellow English Solheim Cup player Jodi Ewart Shadoff, who dropped out of contention with two bogeys over the final three holes at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.

Hull, ranked 24 in the world, had earlier seen her slender one-stroke advantage disappear following dropped shots at the third and the par-four 10th in the warm and breezy conditions.

However, an eagle at the par-five next pulled her back and victory was secured when she chipped out of the bunker on the 18th, putting to save par and sign for a 69, eight under for the tournament.

Norway’s Marianne Skarpnord took second place after a round of 68, missing a birdie chance at the last.

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