Log Out | Member Center

82°F

92°/64°

Hull downs Nocera in playoff

  • The Sports Network
  • Published Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 1:11 p.m.

Agadir, Morocco (SportsNetwork.com) - Charley Hull fired a 9-under 62 on Sunday and that helped her force a playoff with Gwladys Nocera at the Lalla Meryem Cup.

Nocera, the third-round leader, posted a 4-under 67 at Golf de l'Ocean to end alongside Hull at 15-under-par 269. Nocera bogeyed the par-3 18th to force the extra session.

The duo returned to the 18th for the playoff. Hull drained a 4-foot birdie effort to beat Nocera and pick up her first professional title a week before she turns 18 years old.

Hull birdied the first and second. After three pars in a row, she followed an eagle on the par-5 sixth with a birdie on the seventh to move to 11-under.

The teenager birdied the ninth and 11th before back-to-back birdies from the 16th got her to minus-15. Hull parred the last to end there.

Nocera had five birdies in the first 13 holes and was on her way to her 13th Ladies European Tour title. However, Nocera 3-putted for bogey on the 18th and the dropped her into the playoff.

Sophie Giquel-Bettan managed a 2-under 69 in the final round and she ended alone in third at minus-11. Lee-Anne Pace (66) and Hannah Burke (66) shared fourth place at 10-under-par 274.

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Wichita Eagle welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. Please see our commenting policy for more information.

Have a news tip? You can send it to wenews@wichitaeagle.com.

Search for a job

in

Top jobs