Let, Pauline Roussin dominates in Singapore



by ANDREA GUSSONI

Let, Pauline Roussin dominates in Singapore

French Pauline Roussin dominated the Aramco Team Series – Singapore, Ladies European Tour tournament which she finished with 201 (68 69 64, -15) strokes, four clear of American Danielle Kang, second with 205 (-11), and five on New Zealander Lydia Ko, world number one, third with 206 (-10).

Pauline Roussin, results

On the course of the Laguna National Golf Resort Club (par 72), in Singapore, she finished in 41st place with 219 (74 76 69, +3) Virginia Elena Carta, who returned to the competition after a round of rest.

Pauline Roussin, 22 years old from Montelimar and residing in Columbia in South Carolina (USA), signed the second title on the circuit, after the first in the Didriksons Skaftö Open (2021), with a final 64 (-8), best score of the day, which allowed her to detach Kang and South African Nicole Garcia (then 11th with 212, -4) with whom she shared the lead after two rounds.

She started without forcing on the first nine holes (two birdies), then she changed gears on the back nine with another six birdies for a run of 30 (-6). For her success, in the second of six Aramco events on the calendar, she received a check for $70,713 out of a $500,000 prize pool.

The first in Saudi Arabia, with a prize pool of five million dollars, had been the prerogative of Lydia Ko herself. The Czech Klara Davidson Spilkova and the Swedes Elin Arvidsson and Linn Grant occupied the fourth position with 209 (-7), the latter 23 years old from Helsingborg, four races and the Race To Costa del Sol (order of merit) won last year .

In seventh with 210 (-6) the English Eleanor Givens, the Thai Trichat Cheenglab and the Scottish Michele Thomson. Missed defense of the title for the Belgian Manon De Roey, only 37th with 218 (+2). Virginia Elena Carta, who had suffered two cuts in her last two outings, made a good run of 69 (-3) to close with five birdies and two bogeys.

As always in these competitions, there was also a team competition, over 36 holes, with teams made up of three projects and an amateur, this too with prize money of 500,000 dollars. The formation led by the Austrian Christine Wolf with the South African Casandra Alexander, the English Eleanor Givens (32,999 dollars for each of them) and the amateur Katsuko Blalock prevailed with 259 (-29) strokes in front of Roussin's team (260 , -28) with the Spanish Nuria Iturrioz, the German Patricia Isabel Schmidt and Jared Tang (am).

In ninth position with 264 (-24) the Swedish Caroline Hedwall's team, which included Virginia Elena Carta, the English Hannah Burke and Xinyu Cao (am).