Saudi Ladies International: Georgia Hall misses the playoff as Emily Kristine Pedersen

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wins Georgia Hall played for her second title of the season, after winning in the Portland Classic on the LPGA tour in September -10 E Pedersen (Den), G Hall (Eng); -8 C Hedwall (Swe); -7 A Van Dam (Ned), S Kyriacou (Aus) Selected others: -6 C Hull (Eng), L Hal (Wal); -3 E Givens (Eng), A Nordqvist (Swe); – 2 A Muirhead (Sco) C Booth (Sco) Full Classification

The Georgia Hall in England missed the inaugural Saudi Ladies International title in a play-off with Emily Kristine Pedersen from Denmark.

Pedersen had left Hall three shots behind with five holes to play, before reaching a draw of 10 under after four rounds.

It sent the 24-year-olds to a playoff, and Pedersen won her third tour title with a birdie when Hall hit the water.

"It's very special and I'm proud to have got it back twice," said Pedersen.

"I feel like I was there at the start of the front nine, then at the start of the back nine, but I kept fighting back.

"I am very happy to be the first person to win a tournament here. The country has a bright future in golf and hopefully we will come back for many years to come.

Hall said Pedersen & # 39; s "fantastic chip" was in the playoff where she "lost." "

" Emily had a great shot at the final regulatory hole and it was very brave, "said Hall." I am very happy for her because she is a very nice girl. . "

Wales & # 39; Lydia Hall, who shot down a third round 69 to join Pedersen at night at the top of the rankings was in combat until she shot a triple bogey on the 14th, ending her hopes for a first title in eight years.

England's Charley Hull shot a final round 69 to climb the standings and join Hall in sixth place and joint sixth place.

The tournament was the first professional touring event for women to be held in Saudi Arabia, with a team event for uncle next week

It was played in a bio-secure bubble and was originally scheduled for March but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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