Georgia Hall wins the Women’s British Open at 22! The Thai Pornanong Phatlum cracked with a double-bogey at the 17th to offer her first Major title to the Englishwoman in front of her home crowd. Céline Herbin ends up far.
What a consecration! Georgia Hall wins his first Major at 22 in front of his English home crowd at Royal Lytham & St Annes. By removing the Women’s British Open, the member of the European Solheim Cup 2017 team is definitely entering the big leagues. With the only Oates Victoria Open (ALPG Tour) on his record so far, Hall is finally adding a Ladies European Tour or LPGA Tour trophy to his hunting roster. The winner of the Strasbourg Open 2014 on the Letas started her Sunday with six clear birdies on her first sixteen holes to push her fellow competitor in the last part to the fault: the Thai Pornanong Phatlum.
Phatlum cracks at 17
Leading after 54 holes, Phatlum was even four strokes ahead, after four birdies on his first six holes. Far from abdicating, Georgia Hall came back to height at 13, before gaining the upper hand at the start of the 17th. The same 17th hole would spell the end of the Thai’s title hopes, who conceded a terrible double-bogey to finish in the second. square. Out of the title race with a triple-bogey at 3, the South Korean So Yeon Ryu nevertheless completes the podium. His compatriot Sei Young Kim, the world number one Ariya Jutanugarn and the Japanese Mamiko Higa finished fourth.
Terrible weekend for Céline Herbin
Only one Frenchwoman managed to cross the cut of the first of the two European majors. Celine Hebin exploded this weekend with a card of 77 followed by a card 78. The golfer from Avranches tumbles to 61st final rank at +8, with in particular a quadruple-bogey at 17, decidedly the most tricky hole of this sumptuous Major course where twice triumphed Severiano Ballesteros.
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