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Ricoh Women's British Open 2018

August 02-05

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lancashire, England

$3,250,000

August 02-05

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lancashire, England

$3,250,000

Round 3

Georgia Hall 1-behing leader Pornanong Phatlum

August 04, 2018

England’s Georgia Hall birdied the last hole under pressure at Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club on Saturday evening and heads into the final round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open just one stroke behind Pornanong Phatlum from Thailand.

Georgia Hall heads into the final round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open just one stroke behind leader Pornanong Phatlum

Both players produced third rounds of 69 in calm and sunny conditions to finish on 13 and 12-under-par respectively after 54 holes and will play together for a second consecutive day in the final pairing on Sunday.

Hall, who played with the eventual winner In-Kyung Kim in the final group last year at Kingsbarns, where she tied for third, will draw on that experience and home advantage on Sunday.
She said: “I’m really excited to go out in the last group again and see what happens. I can’t believe how many people were out there today supporting me, it felt like hundreds and hundreds of people, cheering my name and wanting me to do well.”

Hall saved her best for last when she played an aggressive five-iron from the first cut on the left side of the fairway up beyond the flag on 18, the ball rolling 10 feet past the pin before she rolled in the putt in front of a delighted gallery.

“It was a tough pin, 44 yards on and quite a long putt,” said the 2017 LET Player of the Year. “My score card looks steady today, but it was actually quite a battle. It was quite tough today, my rhythm was off and I had to make some good putts to make up for it, and luckily I did. It was fantastic today, really good.”

Hall started the day at nine-under and briefly moved into a four-way tie for the lead on 11-under-par after birdies on the third and sixth holes.

Mamika Higo of Japan then took the advantage with a tap-in birdie on the seventh hole and was joined on 12-under by Phatlum, who birdied the sixth hole.

Phatlum birdied the eighth and 11th moving to 14-under-par. However, the Thai player found a bunker right off the tee on the short 12th and dropped her first shot in 48 holes on the par-3.

Hall, who let a birdie chance slip, then found the bunker with her second shot on the par-4 13th and dropped her first shot at her 49th hole.

However, she made a sand save on 14 and then birdied 15 and 16, before making a second bogey on 17, as Pornanong made a run of stress-free pars.

Hall’s reaction to dropping a shot was exemplary and the 22-year-old from Bournemouth is now within touching distance of becoming the third British winner of the Ricoh Women’s British Open since the championship became a Major, in 2001, following on from Karen Stupples at Sunningdale in 2004 and Catriona Matthew at Royal Lytham in 2009.

She will have a long wait until her 2.30pm tee time on Sunday and said that she would relax this evening and try to wake up late. She had to wait on Saturday morning, which she didn’t like.

“I don’t think about too much in the future. I think just do every hole as it comes and 18 holes is a lot and anything can happen on that golf course. I’m just going to go out there and play every shot as it comes and just kind of try and stay to myself and not look at what’s going on too much,” she said.

While Phatlum is a 16-time winner, who has two titles on the Ladies European Tour, Hall has won only two since turning professional, on the Australian ALPG and the LET Access Series, but she will be able to draw on the support of her family and friends around her.

For the second consecutive year, her father, Wayne, is her caddie and mother, Samantha, is walking outside the ropes, as is boyfriend Harry.

More than 41,500 people have attended the championship so far and with more fair weather set for Sunday and an English player in genuine contention, the final round is set to be a thriller.

All the action tees off on Sunday when the leading amateur, Atthaya Thitikul from Thailand, starts at 8.55am.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Pornanong Phatlum
-13
67
67
69
203
2
Georgia Hall
-12
67
68
69
204
3
So Yeon Ryu
-11
69
69
67
205
T4
Sung Hyun Park
-10
67
70
69
206
T4
Mamiko Higa
-10
66
69
71
206
T4
Minjee Lee
-10
65
70
71
206
T7
Brooke M. Henderson
-8
69
70
69
208
T7
Mina Harigae
-8
68
71
69
208
T9
Phoebe Yao
-7
71
71
67
209
T9
Yu Liu
-7
69
72
68
209
T9
Lydia Ko
-7
68
71
70
209
T9
Teresa Lu
-7
67
69
73
209
T13
Thidapa Suwannapura
-6
72
71
67
210
T13
Carlota Ciganda
-6
69
73
68
210
T13
Ariya Jutanugarn
-6
71
70
69
210
T13
Brittany Altomare
-6
70
70
70
210
T17
Shanshan Feng
-5
71
71
69
211
T17
Jessica Korda
-5
71
70
70
211
T17
Pernilla Lindberg
-5
71
68
72
211
20
Cristie Kerr
-4
72
72
68
212
T21
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-3
73
71
69
213
T21
Lizette Salas
-3
71
73
69
213
T21
Amy Olson
-3
72
70
71
213
T21
Sei Young Kim
-3
71
71
71
213
T21
Hyo Joo Kim
-3
72
69
72
213
T21
Catriona Matthew
-3
71
70
72
213
T21
Madelene Sagstrom
-3
69
70
74
213
T28
In Gee Chun
-2
72
72
70
214
T28
Haeji Kang
-2
72
72
70
214
T28
Mi Jung Hur
-2
70
74
70
214
T28
Jeong Eun Lee
-2
73
70
71
214
T28
Sandra Gal
-2
68
74
72
214
T28
Florentyna Parker
-2
69
70
75
214
T34
Marina Alex
-1
71
73
71
215
T34
Su Oh
-1
73
70
72
215
T34
Caroline Inglis
-1
73
70
72
215
T34
Ryann O'Toole
-1
72
71
72
215
T34
Wei-Ling Hsu
-1
73
69
73
215
T34
In-Kyung Kim
-1
70
71
74
215
T40
Hee Young Park
E
76
69
71
216
T40
Mo Martin
E
73
72
71
216
T40
Ally McDonald
E
71
74
71
216
T40
Bronte Law
E
70
74
72
216
T40
Moriya Jutanugarn
E
69
75
72
216
T40
Jaye Marie Green
E
74
69
73
216
T46
Meghan MacLaren
1
73
72
72
217
T46
Amy Yang
1
72
73
72
217
T46
Tiffany Joh
1
71
74
72
217
T46
Nuria Iturrios
1
74
70
73
217
T46
Aditi Ashok
1
72
72
73
217
T46
Annie Park
1
71
73
73
217
T46
Azahara Munoz
1
77
66
74
217
T46
Mariajo Uribe
1
73
70
74
217
T46
Mi Hyang Lee
1
67
74
76
217
T55
Nelly Korda
2
71
72
75
218
T55
Celine Herbin
2
70
71
77
218
T55
Lydia Hall
2
69
72
77
218
T58
Klara Spilkova
3
76
68
75
219
T58
Rebecca Artis
3
72
71
76
219
60
Sun-Ju Ahn
4
74
71
75
220
61
Hannah Green
5
75
70
76
221
T62
Eri Okayama
6
73
72
77
222
T62
Emma Talley
6
72
73
77
222
T62
Cloe Frankish
6
70
75
77
222
65
Atthaya Thitikul (a)
7
73
71
79
223
CUT
Mariah Stackhouse
2
76
70
CUT
Ayako Uehara
2
76
70
CUT
Katherine Kirk
2
75
71
CUT
Brittany Lang
2
75
71
CUT
Caroline Masson
2
75
71
CUT
Jacqui Concolino
2
74
72
CUT
Daniela Darquea
2
74
72
CUT
Eun-Hee Ji
2
74
72
CUT
Brittany Lincicome
2
74
72
CUT
Jenny Haglund
2
73
73
CUT
Hyejin Choi
2
70
76
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
2
70
76
CUT
Angel Yin
2
69
77
CUT
Jin Young Ko
3
76
71
CUT
Chella Choi
3
75
72
CUT
Lindy Duncan
3
75
72
CUT
Cheyenne Woods
3
75
72
CUT
Xiyu Lin
3
74
73
CUT
Brittany Marchand
3
74
73
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
3
73
74
CUT
Noemi Jimenez Martin
3
73
74
CUT
Julia Engstrom
3
72
75
CUT
Camilla Lennarth
3
71
76
CUT
Angela Stanford
3
71
76
CUT
Anne Van Dam
4
76
72
CUT
Misuzu Narita
4
75
73
CUT
Yani Tseng
4
75
73
CUT
Olivia Cowan
4
74
74
CUT
Megan Khang
4
73
75
CUT
Anna Nordqvist
4
72
76
CUT
Jenny Shin
4
72
76
CUT
Jennifer Song
4
71
77
CUT
Austin Ernst
5
77
72
CUT
Karrie Webb
5
77
72
CUT
Nasa Hataoka
5
75
74
CUT
Laetitia Beck
5
74
75
CUT
Ashleigh Buhai
5
74
75
CUT
Christine Wolf
5
73
76
CUT
Karolin Lampert
5
72
77
CUT
Charley Hull
5
71
78
CUT
Inci Mehmet
6
79
71
CUT
Linn Grant (a)
6
78
72
CUT
Mirim Lee
6
77
73
CUT
Frida Kinhult (a)
6
76
74
CUT
Inbee Park
6
76
74
CUT
Danielle Kang
6
74
76
CUT
Silvia Banon
6
73
77
CUT
Laura Davies
6
73
77
CUT
Valdis Jonsdottir
6
73
77
CUT
Robynn Ree
6
73
77
CUT
Nicole Broch Larsen
7
78
73
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
7
78
73
CUT
Marianne Skarpnord
7
78
73
CUT
Leonie Harm (a)
7
77
74
CUT
Mel Reid
7
75
76
CUT
Casey Danielson
7
74
77
CUT
Sarah Kemp
7
74
77
CUT
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
7
73
78
CUT
Jane Park
7
72
79
CUT
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
8
77
75
CUT
Kris Tamulis
8
77
75
CUT
Sakura Yokomine
8
77
75
CUT
Astrid de Pradenne
8
73
79
CUT
Holly Clyburn
9
76
77
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
9
74
79
CUT
Tonje Daffinrud
10
76
78
CUT
Rachael Goodall
10
76
78
CUT
Ursula Wikstrom
10
74
80
CUT
Agathe Laisne (a)
11
80
75
CUT
Lynn Carlsson
11
74
81
CUT
Celine Boutier
12
81
75
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
12
77
79
CUT
Katie Burnett
12
74
82
CUT
Lee-Anne Pace
13
79
78
CUT
Ludovica Farina (a)
13
73
84
CUT
Hollie Muse (a)
14
80
78
CUT
Kylie Henry
15
78
81
CUT
Sideri Vanova
21
87
78
WD
Michelle Wie
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Pornanong Phatlum
-13
203
2
Georgia Hall
-12
204
3
So Yeon Ryu
-11
205
T4
Sung Hyun Park
-10
206
T4
Mamiko Higa
-10
206
T4
Minjee Lee
-10
206
T7
Brooke M. Henderson
-8
208
T7
Mina Harigae
-8
208
T9
Phoebe Yao
-7
209
T9
Yu Liu
-7
209
T9
Lydia Ko
-7
209
T9
Teresa Lu
-7
209
T13
Thidapa Suwannapura
-6
210
T13
Carlota Ciganda
-6
210
T13
Ariya Jutanugarn
-6
210
T13
Brittany Altomare
-6
210
T17
Shanshan Feng
-5
211
T17
Jessica Korda
-5
211
T17
Pernilla Lindberg
-5
211
20
Cristie Kerr
-4
212
T21
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-3
213
T21
Lizette Salas
-3
213
T21
Amy Olson
-3
213
T21
Sei Young Kim
-3
213
T21
Hyo Joo Kim
-3
213
T21
Catriona Matthew
-3
213
T21
Madelene Sagstrom
-3
213
T28
In Gee Chun
-2
214
T28
Haeji Kang
-2
214
T28
Mi Jung Hur
-2
214
T28
Jeong Eun Lee
-2
214
T28
Sandra Gal
-2
214
T28
Florentyna Parker
-2
214
T34
Marina Alex
-1
215
T34
Su Oh
-1
215
T34
Caroline Inglis
-1
215
T34
Ryann O'Toole
-1
215
T34
Wei-Ling Hsu
-1
215
T34
In-Kyung Kim
-1
215
T40
Hee Young Park
E
216
T40
Mo Martin
E
216
T40
Ally McDonald
E
216
T40
Bronte Law
E
216
T40
Moriya Jutanugarn
E
216
T40
Jaye Marie Green
E
216
T46
Meghan MacLaren
1
217
T46
Amy Yang
1
217
T46
Tiffany Joh
1
217
T46
Nuria Iturrios
1
217
T46
Aditi Ashok
1
217
T46
Annie Park
1
217
T46
Azahara Munoz
1
217
T46
Mariajo Uribe
1
217
T46
Mi Hyang Lee
1
217
T55
Nelly Korda
2
218
T55
Celine Herbin
2
218
T55
Lydia Hall
2
218
T58
Klara Spilkova
3
219
T58
Rebecca Artis
3
219
60
Sun-Ju Ahn
4
220
61
Hannah Green
5
221
T62
Eri Okayama
6
222
T62
Emma Talley
6
222
T62
Cloe Frankish
6
222
65
Atthaya Thitikul (a)
7
223
CUT
Mariah Stackhouse
2
CUT
Ayako Uehara
2
CUT
Katherine Kirk
2
CUT
Brittany Lang
2
CUT
Caroline Masson
2
CUT
Jacqui Concolino
2
CUT
Daniela Darquea
2
CUT
Eun-Hee Ji
2
CUT
Brittany Lincicome
2
CUT
Jenny Haglund
2
CUT
Hyejin Choi
2
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
2
CUT
Angel Yin
2
CUT
Jin Young Ko
3
CUT
Chella Choi
3
CUT
Lindy Duncan
3
CUT
Cheyenne Woods
3
CUT
Xiyu Lin
3
CUT
Brittany Marchand
3
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
3
CUT
Noemi Jimenez Martin
3
CUT
Julia Engstrom
3
CUT
Camilla Lennarth
3
CUT
Angela Stanford
3
CUT
Anne Van Dam
4
CUT
Misuzu Narita
4
CUT
Yani Tseng
4
CUT
Olivia Cowan
4
CUT
Megan Khang
4
CUT
Anna Nordqvist
4
CUT
Jenny Shin
4
CUT
Jennifer Song
4
CUT
Austin Ernst
5
CUT
Karrie Webb
5
CUT
Nasa Hataoka
5
CUT
Laetitia Beck
5
CUT
Ashleigh Buhai
5
CUT
Christine Wolf
5
CUT
Karolin Lampert
5
CUT
Charley Hull
5
CUT
Inci Mehmet
6
CUT
Linn Grant (a)
6
CUT
Mirim Lee
6
CUT
Frida Kinhult (a)
6
CUT
Inbee Park
6
CUT
Danielle Kang
6
CUT
Silvia Banon
6
CUT
Laura Davies
6
CUT
Valdis Jonsdottir
6
CUT
Robynn Ree
6
CUT
Nicole Broch Larsen
7
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
7
CUT
Marianne Skarpnord
7
CUT
Leonie Harm (a)
7
CUT
Mel Reid
7
CUT
Casey Danielson
7
CUT
Sarah Kemp
7
CUT
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
7
CUT
Jane Park
7
CUT
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
8
CUT
Kris Tamulis
8
CUT
Sakura Yokomine
8
CUT
Astrid de Pradenne
8
CUT
Holly Clyburn
9
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
9
CUT
Tonje Daffinrud
10
CUT
Rachael Goodall
10
CUT
Ursula Wikstrom
10
CUT
Agathe Laisne (a)
11
CUT
Lynn Carlsson
11
CUT
Celine Boutier
12
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
12
CUT
Katie Burnett
12
CUT
Lee-Anne Pace
13
CUT
Ludovica Farina (a)
13
CUT
Hollie Muse (a)
14
CUT
Kylie Henry
15
CUT
Sideri Vanova
21
WD
Michelle Wie