Forsterling fends off Hull to claim Aramco Team Series title in Tampa

A final round 67 helped Germany’s Alexandra Forsterling to fend off Charley Hull and Carlota Ciganda and win the Aramco Team Series in Florida.

Three birdies on the front nine and three on the back at Feather Sound Country Club in Tampa took the German to top of the leaderboard on 12 under par by close of play, and record a three-shot win over her more experienced rivals.

Forsterling was delighted to capture her third LET title, and her first on the Aramco Team Series, which attracts a world class field.

“I feel overwhelmed, I don’t know what to say, it’s just an amazing feeling,” said Forsterling moments after securing the title. “I was definitely nervous, you always are in the final round. I just tried to learn from the last times when I won and just play my game, try to adjust to the wind and have fun.”

Fosterling, 24, who only turned professional last season, is still finding her feet alongside some of the legendary names on the LET, and today was no different when paired with Solheim Cup winners.

“I am not going to lie, I was a little bit intimidated in the beginning! It’s great to play with Charley and Carlota, they play so well. I just tried to keep up with them. It was really fun.”

Forsterling is giving herself a chance to represent Team Europe later this year in 2024’s Solheim Cup, which takes place at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, moving into the second qualifying spot based on points.

Hull went into the final day’s play of the 54-hole event with the lead, but played the front nine in one over after making bogeys on 8 and 9, and two birdies on the back nine saw her close out with a one-under 71 and the runner’s up spot.

World No. 8 Charley Hull finishes in second place in Tampa