This was a very big weekend for Nike Golf. Following a great weekend at the Masters, Carl Pettersson picked up a win at Hilton Head, host of the RBC Heritage. Carl blew away the field holding his 3rd round lead and winning by 5 strokes.
This was Carl’s 5th PGA Tour win and his first since 2010.
Meanwhile, on the Ladies European Tour, 19 year old Carly Booth picked up her first professional win at the Dinard Ladies Open on the LET Access Series (similar to the PGA Nationwide Tour).
While Booth didn’t have the lead heading into the final round like Carl, she was 7 shots back and put up a great final round. From LETaccess.com …
Seven places behind the leader Ricordeau at the start of the third and final round, the 19-year-old from Comrie in Perthshire had a two under 67 in cold and windy conditions. She hit a pitching wedge to five feet and holed the putt for her first birdie of the day at the par-four third hole, but was back to level for the front nine after missing the green and making a bogey at the ninth. She birdied the 14th and 15th, sinking putts of 40 and eight feet respectively, before a scorer on the 16th hole informed her that she was lying in second place. She then birdied the 17th after hitting a 56 degree wedge to 12 feet from the flag before drama on the 18th green ensued. ….. Booth three-putted the par-four 18th at Dinard Golf Club in Brittany to drop back into a tie with Ricordeau on one under par in the second Ladies European Tour Access Series event of the 2012 season. She then birdied the same hole in the play-off after hitting a punch eight-iron to six feet.
Big win for Ms. Booth.
Here she is with her trophy;
Congrats to both athletes on their big wins.