Bronte Law and Jodi Ewart Shadoff have criticised Charley Hull and Georgia Hall after the pair were late withdrawals from the England team for this week’s Hanwha Lifeplus International Crown.
It was confirmed on Monday that Hull and Hall, the two highest ranked players on the England team would not tee it up at TPC Harding Park with Hull citing stomach issues and Hall a foot problem.
Ladies European Tour players Alice Hewson and Liz Young have been drafted in for their debuts in the eight-team contest.
However, Law is unhappy with the situation and frustrated by the lack of communication from Hull and Hall regarding their decisions to withdraw.
The Manchester woman said she found out about her Solheim Cup teammates withdrawal by ‘Chinese whispers.’
“Didn’t get any sort of message from the two that decided to not play. Was disappointed about that.
“I think anyone with some level of decency would send their team-mates a message that they weren’t coming, not find out from other players on tour who have heard things from them saying things at the tournament last week. I don’t think that that’s a lot to ask for.”
Ewart Shadoff added: “Obviously it’s disappointing, especially to come so late. I’m sure it’s disappointing mainly for Hanwha. I think what they’ve done for the tournament and to bring it back, we’re all just really grateful to be here.
“I’ve lived in the US for almost half my life now, and I’m still as proud now to put on the England flag as I was when I was 12 years old putting it on for the first time.
“My schedule this year — especially the first half of this year – is all based around being here this week because it means that much to me to play for England. It’s just a privilege. I’m very proud to be here, and I’m proud to be part of this team.”
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