Saturday, July 13, 2019

GOODALL HOLDS ON FOR SECOND L E T ACCESS 
SERIES VICTORY 

LUGO, SPAIN - JULY 13, 2019: England’s Rachael Goodall 
maintained her lead at the Ribiera Sacra Partimonio de la 
Humanidad International Ladies Open to claim a two-shot 
victory over Italy’s Lucrezia Colombotto Rozzo. The duo, 
playing together in the final pairing, both posted –2 rounds of 
68 allowing Goodall to hold on for a two-shot win on –11 for 
the tournament.
Following a breath-taking round of 61 – a LET Access Series 
record on Friday – Goodall made a nervy start to the final 
round with a bogey on the first. The edgy beginning didn’t 
last long however as the 28-year-old quickly found her form 
with birdies on the third and fifth to move under par for the 
day and reach the halfway point at –10 for the tournament.

Colombotto Rosso reached the turn even par for the day, 
falling further behind Goodall at the midway point. After a 
bogey at the second and then crucially at the fifth, where 
Goodall birdied, the Italian’s chances were looking slim. The 
young Italian did not give up and rallied at the end of the 
front nine with consecutive birdies at holes eight and nine to 
claw her way back into contention – three adrift of leader 
Goodall.
On the back nine, Colombotto Rosso exhibited more of the fine golf she’s played throughout the week with no dropped shots and birdies at eleven and fourteen seeing the 23-year-old home with a two-under 68, –9 for the tournament.
It was not to be for the young Italian however as England’s Goodall held her form down the stretch, matching her playing partner’s final round of 68 to clinch a two-shot victory on –11 for the week.
The win at the Ribiera Sacra Partimonio de la Humanidad 
International Ladies Open is Goodall’s second LET Access 
Series win following success at the Turfman Allerum Open 
last year. The 28-year-old was understandably delighted to 
record a second victory in as many years on the tour:
"Really cool. I'm really pleased that I'm able to back up my win here last year - and it's even more special because I was winning going into today, and I've never been leading going into the final day. My putting (was the key). 

"I played well last week but I didn't hole anything. I worked really hard on it and made a couple of changes going into this week - and they worked!"
The win was made even more special as the Englishwoman recorded a stunning nine-under round of 61 in the second round at Augus Santas – the lowest score in LET Access Series history:
"I lost count on the back nine - I had no idea I'd shot 61 but that was really special. I hit a lot of good shots and holed everything! I missed one short one but holed everything I had on the back nine.”
The LET Access Series remains in Spain this week with the Santander Golf Tour LETAS Valencia 2019 taking place July 17th - 19th at the Club de Golf Escorpion. The event will see the best from the LET Access Series in the field with players of the Santander Tour playing for a prize fund of 35,000 Euros and crucial points in the Race to LaLaurgue up for grabs.
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