Ladies European Tour

Meghan MacLaren had mixed emotions after recording her best result this season on the Ladies European Tour with a tied seventh place finish in the South Africa Women’s Open at Westlake GC.
The Wellingborough golfer kept the big numbers off her scorecard with a one-over-par 73 on day one, before shooting up the leaderboard with four birdies in her opening 10 holes in a second round 69.
Sitting seventh going into the final round, MacLaren found herself tied for the lead after carding four birdies on the outward stretch, only to drop back with a couple of bogeys coming home as she finished with a level par 72.
With the Coronavirus outbreak causing most sporting events to be cancelled over the weekend, the 25-year-old admits she was fortunate to get the opportunity to play a tournament and realises it may be some time before she competes again.
MacLaren said: “I finished the final day where I started it. I’m a little disappointed not to capitalise on my start but it was still a decent week – being in contention is what it’s about.
“It’s a beautiful country – you just look around, the views are stunning. Obviously with everything that is going on at the moment, we were pretty lucky to play a tournament. It could be the last one for a while.”