INCHEON, South Korea – Three down with five holes to go, England’s Georgia Hall knew just what to do in her fourball match Thursday at the UL International Crown.
Take a “Deep Breath.”
That’s what Hall has tattooed on the inside of her right wrist.
Hall took partner Charley Hull’s breath away chipping in from 40 feet for eagle at the 14th hole to win the hole and spark a rally that led to a halved match with Australia’s Minjee Lee and Sarah Jane Smith.
It felt like a victory.
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“I think we played really well,” Hall said. “We were 3 down, so to get back with a halve we’re very happy.”
About that Deep Breath tattoo, Hall said it isn’t just a reminder for golf.
“Through everyday life,” she said.
Hall and Hull have a lot of history together. They first met when they were 12 or 13 playing the English Women’s Amateur. They’ve been competitive for a long time.
“When we were young, we used to have silly competitions,” Hull said.
They laughed after Thursday’s match about the time they had a mouthwash contest as kids, to see who could keep the burning wash in their mouths the longest without spitting it out.
England’s other team is quite competitive, too.
Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Bronte Law opened defeating Australia’s Katherine Kirk and Su Oh, 4 and 3.
Shadoff remained undefeated in Crown play. She ran her record to 4-0-1. Law is competing for the first time in the International Crown.