AIG Women's Open R4

World number 304 Sophia Popov wins Women's Open

August 20-23
Royal Troon Golf Club, Troon, Scotland
$4,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3




World number 304 Sophia Popov defied the odds to complete an unlikely Troon double with victory in the AIG Women’s Open.


Three months after pocketing 2,300 US dollars (£1,757) for winning a Cactus Tour event at Troon North Golf Club in Arizona, Popov collected 675,000 dollars (£515,681) for winning the first women’s major of 2020 in hugely impressive fashion at Royal Troon.

The 27-year-old German took a three-shot lead into the final round and carded a closing 68 to finish seven under par, two shots ahead of Thailand’s Jasmine Suwannapura who returned a superb 67.



Suwannapura had closed to within a shot of Popov after four birdies in a row from the fourth, but crucially bogeyed the 11th and 13th before rallying with birdies on the 16th and 17th.

Popov dropped a shot on the first but bounced back with birdies on the second, third and sixth and responded to the pressure down the closing stretch with gains on the 15th and 16th before a bogey on the last.


Just three weeks ago Popov was caddying for her friend Anne Van Dam when the LPGA Tour resumed after the coronavirus stoppage at the Drive On Championship, with local caddies unavailable for the event due to Covid-19 restrictions.

And it then took a top-10 finish at the Marathon LPGA Classic in Ohio for her to qualify for the Women’s Open for the first time since her debut as an amateur in 2011.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Sophia Popov
-7
70
72
67
68
277
2
Jasmine Suwannapura
-5
71
72
69
67
279
3
Minjee Lee
-3
74
69
69
69
281
4
Inbee Park
-1
77
69
71
66
283
5
Austin Ernst
E
72
70
72
70
284
6
Momoko Ueda
1
75
75
68
67
285
T7
In Gee Chun
2
72
75
70
69
286
T7
Andrea Lee
2
74
73
70
69
286
T7
Caroline Masson
2
72
74
68
72
286
T7
Jennifer Song
2
74
74
68
70
286
T11
Ashleigh Buhai
3
74
73
72
68
287
T11
Kristen Gillman
3
75
72
68
72
287
T11
Emily Kristine Pedersen
3
71
72
72
72
287
T14
Marina Alex
4
70
79
72
67
288
T14
Cydney Clanton
4
74
73
69
72
288
T14
Lydia Ko
4
72
71
72
73
288
T14
Nelly Korda
4
72
72
73
71
288
T14
Angela Stanford
4
73
74
73
68
288
T19
Brittany Altomare
5
77
72
69
71
289
T19
Lizette Salas
5
73
74
72
70
289
T19
Lindsey Weaver
5
71
72
71
75
289
T22
Caroline Inglis
6
75
71
73
71
290
T22
Ariya Jutanugarn
6
73
74
70
73
290
T22
Megan Khang
6
75
70
72
73
290
T22
Katherine Kirk
6
72
77
67
74
290
T22
Ally McDonald
6
74
75
75
66
290
T22
Haru Nomura
6
74
70
76
70
290
T22
Alena Sharp
6
71
74
73
72
290
T29
Hannah Green
7
75
72
73
71
291
T29
Dani Holmqvist
7
71
70
77
73
291
T29
Alison Lee
7
72
77
72
70
291
T32
Danielle Kang
8
76
74
75
67
292
T32
Mi Hyang Lee
8
76
71
77
68
292
T32
Yealimi Noh
8
72
73
73
74
292
T32
Anna Nordqvist
8
71
74
73
74
292
T32
Lee-Anne Pace
8
71
74
73
74
292
T32
Elizabeth Szokol
8
72
74
74
72
292
T32
Jing Yan
8
77
73
71
71
292
T39
Perrine Delacour
9
75
74
73
71
293
T39
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
9
73
75
72
73
293
T39
Dana Finkelstein
9
77
71
72
73
293
T39
Stephanie Meadow
9
75
75
72
71
293
T39
Azahara Munoz
9
74
75
70
74
293
T39
Mel Reid
9
78
73
68
74
293
T45
Laura Fuenfstueck
10
73
78
72
71
294
T45
Georgia Hall
10
73
76
74
71
294
T45
Cheyenne Knight
10
76
75
71
72
294
T45
Pernilla Lindberg
10
75
75
74
70
294
T45
Amy Olson
10
67
81
75
71
294
T45
Anne van Dam
10
77
72
73
72
294
T51
Carlota Ciganda
11
77
74
71
73
295
T51
Celine Herbin
11
74
75
73
73
295
T51
Bronte Law
11
80
70
72
73
295
T51
Jenny Shin
11
77
73
69
76
295
T51
Amy Yang
11
73
76
75
71
295
T56
Julieta Granada
12
77
73
76
70
296
T56
Felicity Johnson
12
76
74
77
69
296
T56
Moriya Jutanugarn
12
77
73
70
76
296
T59
Nuria Iturrioz
13
71
74
74
78
297
T59
Gaby Lopez
13
71
80
75
71
297
T59
Catriona Matthew
13
71
76
74
76
297
T59
Morgan Pressel
13
77
74
71
75
297
T59
Angel Yin
13
75
74
77
71
297
T64
Dottie Ardina
14
78
73
76
71
298
T64
Maria Fernanda Torres
14
76
72
79
71
298
T64
Nasa Hataoka
14
74
77
75
72
298
T64
Becky Morgan
14
74
73
74
77
298
T64
Emma Talley
14
77
73
74
74
298
69
Sandra Gal
15
74
74
78
73
299
70
Sarah Jane Smith
17
78
73
72
78
301
71
Johanna Gustavsson
18
73
75
84
70
302
T72
Stephanie Kyriacou
19
73
78
78
74
303
T72
Camilla Lennarth
19
75
76
78
74
303
74
Michele Thomson
22
73
77
80
76
306
CUT
Celine Boutier
10
81
71
152
CUT
Nicole Broch Larsen
10
74
78
152
CUT
Hannah Burke
10
76
76
152
CUT
Peiyun Chien
10
78
74
152
CUT
Manon De Roey
10
81
71
152
CUT
Kendall Dye
10
77
75
152
CUT
Julia Engstrom
10
78
74
152
CUT
Brooke M. Henderson
10
77
75
152
CUT
In Kyung Kim
10
78
74
152
CUT
Leona Maguire
10
77
75
152
CUT
Haley Moore
10
76
76
152
CUT
Gabriela Ruffels (a)
10
79
73
152
CUT
Monique Smit
10
75
77
152
CUT
Linnea Strom
10
75
77
152
CUT
Kelly Tan
10
74
78
152
CUT
Charlotte Thompson
10
79
73
152
CUT
Carly Booth
11
80
73
153
CUT
Olivia Cowan
11
76
77
153
CUT
Lindy Duncan
11
76
77
153
CUT
Eleanor Givens
11
74
79
153
CUT
Esther Henseleit
11
78
75
153
CUT
Sarah Kemp
11
75
78
153
CUT
Stacy Lewis
11
76
77
153
CUT
Meghan Maclaren
11
78
75
153
CUT
Gerina Piller
11
81
72
153
CUT
Katja Pogacar
11
75
78
153
CUT
Yujeong Son
11
78
75
153
CUT
Klara Spilkova
11
75
78
153
CUT
Lexi Thompson
11
78
75
153
CUT
Christine Wolf
11
77
76
153
CUT
Jenny Coleman
12
78
76
154
CUT
Laura Davies
12
80
74
154
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
12
79
75
154
CUT
Kylie Henry
12
78
76
154
CUT
Karolin Lampert
12
75
79
154
CUT
Brittany Lang
12
77
77
154
CUT
Xiyu Lin
12
75
79
154
CUT
Tvesa Malik
12
79
75
154
CUT
Olivia Mehaffey (a)
12
77
77
154
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
12
78
76
154
CUT
Hinako Shibuno
12
76
78
154
CUT
Charley Hull
13
76
79
155
CUT
Minami Katsu
13
76
79
155
CUT
Yui Kawamoto
13
75
80
155
CUT
Cristie Kerr
13
78
77
155
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
13
81
74
155
CUT
Su Oh
13
76
79
155
CUT
Luna Sobron Galmes
13
80
75
155
CUT
Aditi Ashok
14
78
78
156
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
14
74
82
156
CUT
Alice Hewson
14
79
77
156
CUT
Mone Inami
14
77
79
156
CUT
Marianne Skarpnord
14
74
82
156
CUT
Lina Boqvist
15
75
82
157
CUT
Jennifer Chang
15
80
77
157
CUT
Diksha Dagar
15
79
78
157
CUT
Maria Fassi
15
75
82
157
CUT
Yu Liu
15
77
80
157
CUT
Sanna Nuutinen
15
74
83
157
CUT
Annie Park
15
81
76
157
CUT
Whitney Hillier
16
78
80
158
CUT
Charlotte Thomas
16
78
80
158
CUT
Ursula Wikstrom
16
81
77
158
CUT
Jennifer Kupcho
17
78
81
159
CUT
Patty Tavatanakit
17
76
83
159
CUT
Tiffany Joh
18
76
84
160
CUT
Christina Kim
18
80
80
160
CUT
Emma Nilsson
18
76
84
160
CUT
Louise Ridderstrom
22
81
83
164
CUT
Tonje Daffinrud
24
85
81
166