Resilient day by Sally Watson keeps her in hunt

Published in The Scotsman 12 December 2014

Sally Watson showed nerves of steel to keep the European Ladies Tour Rookie of the Year race alive as Shanshan Feng opened up a healthy lead at the halfway stage in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.

Facing an early exit after undoing her good early work – three birdies in the first six holes after not managing any in an opening 76 – Watson knocked in an eight-foot birdie putt at the last hole in the second round on the Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club.

The resultant 70 took Watson through to the final two rounds by the skin of her teeth on two-over-par, but she’s there and, what’s more, a six-shot overnight deficit between her and rookie title rival Amy Boulden is now down to just two.
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