Final Round — LPGA Tour — RICOH Women’s British Open — Trump Turnberry — Turnberry, Scotland —
Rolex Ranking World No. 1 Inbee Park saved her best for the final round at Trump Turnberry in Scotland.
Park fired a 7-under-65 to post 14-under and capture the RICOH Women’s British Open to record her 7th career major championship.
The 7-to-1 betting favorite at www.skybet.com heading into the week, Park has won six of the last 14 majors in women’s golf. She now trails Annika Sorenstam’s 10 majors by just three.
The 27-year-old Park was T-5 heading into Sunday trailing unproven players. Overnight co-leaders Teresa Lu and Jin Young Ko, making her first major appearance, both struggled to keep up with Park in the final round.
Lydia Ko rallied to finish 8-under and T-3 alongside So-Yeon Ryu. Ko is searching for her first major championship victory. Suzann Pettersen, the 36-hole leader, failed to mount a Sunday charge. He was even par and logged a Top 5 finish.
Other Golf News:
- Kiradech Aphibarnrat lose three straight holes against Robert Karlsson heading into the 18th but produced a birdie to capture the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play at 1-UP. It marked his third career European Tour title and second this season. He opened the week as a 50-1 betting selection.
- Tiger Woods, who fell back Saturday at the Quicken Loans National, is making a final round move in Virginia on the PGA Tour. Woods is 4-under through nine holes and bogey free at Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Club. He is five back at the moment.
- Troy Merritt, who shot 61 Saturday, tees off alongside Kevin Chappell Sunday in the final pairing at 2:25 p.m. local time at the Quicken Loans National. The co-leaders are 14-under and a shot clear of Rickie Fowler.
- Kenny Perry (14-under overall) is trying to defend his 3M Championship title on the Champions Tour. Perry posted 61 Saturday including an ace and an eagle at his final hole. He has a four-shot advantage over Kevin Sutherland and Scott Dunlap.