Charley Hull finished as the leading individual in the third Aramco Team Series event, the first LET tournament in the United States. Photo: Maddie Meyer, Getty Images
It is one thing to leave the most interesting thing until last; quite another to leave it out altogether. When details of the Aramco Team Series first went out to the media, only the UK’s National Club Golfer made a thorough enough examination of the announcement to uncover what should have been the headline.
Namely, that the lone amateur in the team could win – or lose – the event for his or her professionals.
Now, thanks to what happened in New York in the third of the Aramco Series events, that lost gem has well and truly come to the fore. Though Team Jessica Korda won the event, it was the 7-handicap amateur in the group who holed the putt which made it possible.
Alexandra O’Loughlin, a social-media correspondent, was the amateur in question. First she had a putt for an eagle on the home green, which would have won the $90,000 winners’ loot outright for ...
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