Becky Brewerton recorded a stunning six-shot victory yesterday (July 19) at the Ladies Open de Espana on the Ladies European Tour to hand Hong Kong-based GEL Golf its sixth Tour win since the launch of GEL Groove Putters in 2007.
The 26-year-old followed opening rounds of 65, 69 and 66 with a final round 70 at the Panoramica Golf & Country Club in Castellon with the help of a GEL Paul Hurrion Rego putter to secure the title with a remarkable score of 270, 18 under par.
“Even when I was a bit nervy, I was really positive with my putts and that was the thing that got me my win,” commented the Welshwoman, who has greatly improved her chances of making Europe’s Solheim Cup Team with the win.
Brewerton’s performance on the greens in Spain was particularly impressive and included 25 putts on day one and just 24 in the final round. Her total of 108 putts over the 72 holes of the tournament gave her an average of an astonishing 27 putts per round.
“Becky has made a lot of changes to her approach to the game this year and it is obviously paying off now,” observed Dr Paul Hurrion who coaches Brewerton on her putting skills. “She has also put in a great deal of hard work over the last six months so she really deserves this success and hopefully this is the start of things to come whilst personally I am both delighted and proud that she is using a Rego model from GEL Paul Hurrion Signature Range,” he concluded.
“I’m so, so happy. To have such a big lead at the start was nice because it was a little bit nervy at the end when the wind was gusting up. It was a brilliant week,” Becky said.
At the start of the week, Brewerton declared her hopes of making Europe’s Solheim Cup team, due to play at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois from 17-23 August.
“I said in my interviews after the first couple of rounds that it was an absolute must that I had to win here to get some Solheim points, to get into the Evian, to give myself a better chance of making that team and it paid off. I tried to stay like that all the way to the end. Even when I was a bit nervy I was really positive with my putts and that was the thing that got me my win,” she added.
Becky works with ProStance and the ProStance team on all apsects of her game. Asked about ProStance, Becky Commented: “Since Stewart came to Holland something just seems to have clicked. Everything feels good.
“When I went to see Stewart Craig I thought that he could make my short game better and I thought working with Paul Hurrion would make my putting better but I didn’t think he would be able to make my long game any better because it was quite good anyway but he has. Working with ProStance and Stewart has given me more length and more accuracy which I was really surprised at and it was an added bonus, so that all seems to have helped. Hitting fairways when you’re hitting it longer makes it so much easier.”
The win takes Becky up to 5th on the Henderson Money list and 10th on the Solheim Cup Standings.
Brewerton now joins an elite group of professionals who have enjoyed professional Tour wins using a GEL Groove putter.