Davies holds her own in men's tour debut

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Following her historic performance as the first woman to compete on the Staysure Tour, Dame Laura Davies finished tied in 44th place at the Shipco Masters

Laura Davies made history this weekend as the first woman to ever compete on the Staysure Tour.

Proving that she is more than capable of holding her own against the men, she finished tied for 44th place at the Shipco Masters, held at Simon’s Golf Club in Denmark.

This finish placed her above 14 players on the leaderboard, including two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal.

The 54-year-old shot 75 during her final round, finishing 8-over par.

We can now hope that her entertaining and success performance will pave the way for more female players to compete on the men’s tours.

David MacLaren, head of the Staysure Tour was thrilled when Davies confirmed that she would be competing in the event.

He said: “Dame Laura’s participation in this event is an honour for the Staysure Tour.

“She has been one of my golfing heroes since 1996 and this is another example of the European Tour and Staysure Tour being prepared to innovate and look to attract a wider audience to the game of golf.”

LPGA player Brittany Lincicome is now poised to become the sixth woman to compete in a PGA Tour event.

Speaking at the US Women’s Open, the long hitter confirmed that she will be competing in the Barbasol Championship in July.

She said: “I really have actually always wanted to do it. I love competing with the guys and I feel like I step up my game when I play with them. I play a little harder, try a little harder when I play against them. I always thought it would be cool to try.”

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