Pauline Roussin shoots final day 64 to take Aramco Team Series presented by Public Investment Fund – Singapore individual title while Team Christine Wolf clinch team title on Friday afternoon -
March 18, Singapore:Young French star Pauline Roussin shot an outstanding 64, including five birdies in six holes around the turn, to claim a second Ladies European Tour title at the Aramco Team Series presented by Public Investment Fund – Singapore.
Team Christine Wolf clinched the Aramco Team Series team title on Friday afternoon after closing with a score of 29 under par at Laguna National Golf Resort Club.
Team Wolf, completed by South Africa’s Casandra Alexander, England’s Eleanor Givens and amateur Katsuko Blalock birdied the final hole to close out the team title in dramatic fashion.
22-year-old Roussin’s final round featured three other birdies and no blemishes as she was in imperious form, beating off competition from two of the world’s best in Lydia Ko and Danielle Kang to lift the trophy.
Ko had an excellent final day firing a 66, including seven birdies, but left herself too much to do, while Kang was left to rue a costly bogey on 13 which stalled her momentum, and neither could match the brilliance of Roussin.
The Aramco Team Series ambassador, whose only previous Ladies European Tour win came at the Didriksons Skafto Open in 2021, was delighted to clinch a victory so early in her 2023 season as she looks to compete on both the LET and LPGA once again.
She said: “It was pretty special! I think I was in a different zone than what I have been in before. I was nice and chilled, really having fun.
“I didn't realize I was making that many birdies. It was just happening. I had in my mind the phrase that my coach said before the round, like don't get frustrated if you don't make every single putt.
“I think it was key to be patient and just wait for them to drop. I was really focused on that and focusing on laughing and having fun.
“I only realized what was really happening on the 18th tee box. We were waiting and I was like, oh, my gosh!”
It’s no mean feat to see off two of the game’s best ever players in Ko and Kang and Roussin was aware of their position in the standings.
“I definitely saw them, and I knew they were there. I think the fact that I know what they're capable of, and mainly because I've been playing around them for the last year, it allowed me to like just to be aware of it,” she added.
“Then I talked with many different people, and we were just like, stay in the bubble and do you, be you. Don't pay attention to what people think. Just, yeah, do your own thing.”
Wolf, who took a four month break to travel South America last year was delighted to seal the deal on another Ladies European Tour win, commenting: “We all knew we needed a birdie on the last few holes to win and I am so glad the girls managed to pull through!
“They’ve all played really well across the two days, and I honestly couldn’t be prouder.”
Teammate Alexander who has become quite the expert of winning Aramco Team Series team titles added: “So happy to win again. I wouldn’t say I am an expert, but I have been lucky to have some really good teams.”
The Aramco Team Series will head for West Palm Beach in Florida next with the tournament taking place on 19-21 May.
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