Whitney Hillier – Ladies European Tour
What a couple of weeks it has been for West Australia’s Ladies European Tour golfer golfer, Whitney Hillier.
Last week at the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open in Spain she holed in one during her second round of the event in Sitges in Spain which led to a round of 66 and in Thursday’s opening round of this week’s Hero Women’s Indian Open she shared the lead after the opening round.
Her 7th place finish last week was just her 2nd top ten of the season and moved her to 42nd on the Ladies European Tour money list but she has a chance to improve that position considerably after her opening round of 67 in Gurugram.
“I shot five-under today,” said the 28 year old Hillier. “I made six birdies and I bogeyed the first hole, so I actually got that back pretty quickly. Overall I’m really happy with my performance today. I hit my irons well and gave myself lots of birdie chances.
“The course is looking great, as well. Last time I was here it was 2015 and it has changed a lot since then. It is very, very impressive. It’s a beautiful golf course and one of the best in the world, I think.”
Hillier shares the lead with Englishwoman, Meghan MacLaren.
Interestingly Hillier was not the only Australian female professional to hole in one last week. Sarah Kemp produced a similar feat o
n the LPGA Tour in a tournament in Indianapolis.
“Did it go in!” It most definitely did @WhitneyHillier!
What a shot, holing out on the par-3 17th @MeditLadiesOpen from 171 yards with a 5 iron. Congratulations
— Ladies European Tour (@LETgolf) September 27, 2019