Holy Morgan and Holly Haslam win Women’s PGA titles at Goswick

Lindrick Golf Club’s Holly Morgan won the Women’s PGA Professional Championship with a six over-par score at Goswick – as Holly Haslam (Stock Brook Manor Golf & Country Club) took the Women’s PGA Assistants’ Championship title with a score of three over-par.

Morgan, who shot rounds of 76 and 74 in Northumberland, said: “It feels amazing, I honestly didn’t expect to win it. I missed too many fairways yesterday but apart from that, I did play quite well. Today I decided I’m not going to hit my driver at all and played very conservative, but as it happens it was the right thing to do.

“It’s actually the first time I’ve ever played in this event, so it was really nice to come and play two rounds of golf as opposed to one. Everybody’s so nice, it’s such a friendly environment to be in and I had my mum on the bag who keeps me calm, so it’s been brilliant.”

Haslam meanwhile shot rounds of 74 and 73 to win the Assistants’ Championship. She said: “I’m over the moon to win – I can’t believe it, I’m super happy. I didn’t expect it, but I was going to do my best and just see where I could go. I’ve been playing all right, so it just had to all come together at the right time and today was the right time!

“Yesterday I played quite nice golf, one bad hole really, but kept myself right in the mix, and today I had a terrible start but settled down, got some momentum going, made a couple of birdies and had a steady finish. Overall, a really amazing week, really good fun.”

There were also two Great Britain and Ireland team spots up for grabs for fully qualified PGA Professionals for the 2024 WPGA Cup, to be held at Sunriver Resort in Oregon in October.

The qualification process meant that points from both the 2023 and 2024 championships would determine the team members, with Holly Morgan and Heather MacRae (The Gleneagles Hotel) making the team.

The final WPGA Cup team will be made up of five players – the top two from the 2023 and 2024 WPGA Series points list will join Morgan and MacRae, then captain Cathy Panton-Lewis will make one captain’s pick.

For the final leaderboard from Goswick, click here.