Jordan Mixed Open

In-form Meghan MacLaren came agonisingly close to making history as she finished runner-up in the Jordan Mixed Open at Ayla GC.
With players from the Ladies European Tour competing against male pros from the European Challenge Tour and European Seniors Tour in the same event for the first time, the Wellingborough golfer produced some superb golf over the three days.
Fresh from her victory in the New South Wales Women’s Open last month, the 24-year-old fired back-to-back scores of seven-under-par 65 to go into the last round with a two shot lead over the field.
Although the former Northants Ladies Amateur Champion extended her advantage to five by the turn, a couple of wayward tee shots and an impressive display of putting from closest rival Dutch pro Daan Huizing meant she had to settle for second.
MacLaren, who has been a vocal critic of the big disparity in the prize money between the Men and Ladies European Tours, was understandably upset not to have won the tournament, but proud of her efforts.
She said: “I’m obviously pretty disappointed not to win this week, having been in such a good position, but it was still an honour to be here and represent women’s golf alongside two other great tours.”

Meghan MacLaren (Credit: LET)