Majors

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 4

Georgia Hall captures first major title

August 05, 2018

Georgia Hall has secured her first major title in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club.

Georgia Hall secures her first major title in the Ricoh Women’s British Open

She becomes the fifth British winner of a women’s Major, following Laura Davies (four), Alison Nicholas (one), Karen Stupples (one) and Catriona Matthew (one): an incredible achievement.

There was hardly a dry eye in sight as Hall tapped in to complete her two stroke victory, on 17-under-par, before her father and caddie, Wayne, lifted her into the air, with her mother, Samantha and her boyfriend, Harry, beside the green.

At the prize giving, Hall shed a tear herself as she said, “There’s someone at home who’s in a bad way: this one’s for you, granddad.”

The 22-year-old from Bournemouth becomes just the third British winner of the event since it became a major in 2001, following Karen Stupples in 2004 and Catriona Matthew, in 2009.

Hall, the 2017 Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner and Players’ Player of the Year, began the final round one stroke behind Pornanong Phatlum, but the Brit was the clear crowd favourite.

Thousands of people cheered as she made the perfect start: a birdie on the par-3 first hole, to tie for the lead with the 28-year-old from Thailand.

Phatlum came straight back with a birdie on the second, but both players birdied the third. Phatlum then birdied the fifth to gain a two-stroke advantage, before both players birdied the sixth hole.

However, Phatlum drove into the long grass on the eighth and took three to reach the green, resulting in her second bogey of the championship. Hall was a stroke back after eight holes, where she remained after making a solid sand save on the short ninth hole.

It became a two woman race on the back nine, although So Yeon Ryu of South Korea closed the gap and posted the clubhouse target at 13-under after a final round of 70.

The 13th was a key hole, where Hall made birdie from 10 feet, taking her to 16-under and into a share of the lead.

At the 14th, there were gasps from the crowd as Hall hit her second shot into the trap short right of the green and faced a treacherous shot, but she was magic from the sand and made a six footer to save par.

On par-5 15th, which she had birdied in each of the previous three rounds, Hall leaked her tee shot left but breathed a sigh of relief when it came up short of the bunker and she had a shot at the green in two, setting herself up for an eagle putt, which came up a fraction short, seeing her tap in to match Phatlum’s birdie.

At the 16th, Hall missed the fairway, but fizzed her iron to the heart of the green, leaving herself a 25 footer, which she made for a second consecutive birdie to take a one stroke lead with two to play.

Then, on 17, Phatlum’s tee shot ran into a fairway bunker and she was forced to play out to the fairway, taking three shots to reach the green, before three putting for a double bogey.

After Hall’s 20-footer for birdie came up just short on the 17th, she was able to tap in for a simple par and took a three stroke lead to the 18th tee.

At the last, Hall’s tee shot ended in the first cut on the left, but she found the putting surface with her trusty 3-iron, allowing her to enjoy the walk up to the 18th green.

Phatlum’s second shot found the bunker, but she made a great save and signed for a 70, to finish on 15-under-par. Hall played a conservative approach, which stopped 12 feet short of the target and her effort to save par ended just short of the hole, meaning she closed with a tap-in bogey, her only blemish in a final round of 67, but it didn’t matter in the slightest.

With the trophy ceremony done and dusted, Hall’s work continued in the media centre. As she left the tent, she was greeted by a small army of children all chanting her name. What a moment. What an inspiration. It doesn’t get better than this, but it is just the start for our young major champion.

Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
Prize Money
1
Georgia Hall
67 - 68 - 69 - 67
271
-17
$490,000
2
Pornanong Phatlum
67 - 67 - 69 - 70
273
-15
$300,388
3
So Yeon Ryu
69 - 69 - 67 - 70
275
-13
$217,910
T4
Sei Young Kim
71 - 71 - 71 - 66
279
-9
$138,420
T4
Ariya Jutanugarn
71 - 70 - 69 - 69
279
-9
$138,420
T4
Mamiko Higa
66 - 69 - 71 - 73
279
-9
$138,420
T7
Shanshan Feng
71 - 71 - 69 - 69
280
-8
$82,505
T7
Carlota Ciganda
69 - 73 - 68 - 70
280
-8
$82,505
T7
Yu Liu
69 - 72 - 68 - 71
280
-8
$82,505
10
Minjee Lee
65 - 70 - 71 - 75
281
-7
$66,606
T11
Jeong Eun Lee
73 - 70 - 71 - 68
282
-6
$55,956
T11
Thidapa Suwannapura
72 - 71 - 67 - 72
282
-6
$55,956
T11
Lydia Ko
68 - 71 - 70 - 73
282
-6
$55,956
T11
Brooke M. Henderson
69 - 70 - 69 - 74
282
-6
$55,956
T15
Jaye Marie Green
74 - 69 - 73 - 67
283
-5
$43,088
T15
Su Oh
73 - 70 - 72 - 68
283
-5
$43,088
T15
Brittany Altomare
70 - 70 - 70 - 73
283
-5
$43,088
T15
Teresa Lu
67 - 69 - 73 - 74
283
-5
$43,088
T15
Sung Hyun Park
67 - 70 - 69 - 77
283
-5
$43,088
T20
Haeji Kang
72 - 72 - 70 - 70
284
-4
$37,168
T20
Madelene Sagstrom
69 - 70 - 74 - 71
284
-4
$37,168
T22
Aditi Ashok
72 - 72 - 73 - 68
285
-3
$32,070
T22
Ryann O'Toole
72 - 71 - 72 - 70
285
-3
$32,070
T22
Sandra Gal
68 - 74 - 72 - 71
285
-3
$32,070
T22
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
73 - 71 - 69 - 72
285
-3
$32,070
T22
Hyo Joo Kim
72 - 69 - 72 - 72
285
-3
$32,070
T22
Phoebe Yao
71 - 71 - 67 - 76
285
-3
$32,070
T28
Mi Hyang Lee
67 - 74 - 76 - 69
286
-2
$24,856
T28
Ally McDonald
71 - 74 - 71 - 70
286
-2
$24,856
T28
Marina Alex
71 - 73 - 71 - 71
286
-2
$24,856
T28
In Gee Chun
72 - 72 - 70 - 72
286
-2
$24,856
T28
Amy Olson
72 - 70 - 71 - 73
286
-2
$24,856
T28
Cristie Kerr
72 - 72 - 68 - 74
286
-2
$24,856
T28
Mina Harigae
68 - 71 - 69 - 78
286
-2
$24,856
T35
Amy Yang
72 - 73 - 72 - 70
287
-1
$19,818
T35
Wei-Ling Hsu
73 - 69 - 73 - 72
287
-1
$19,818
T35
Mi Jung Hur
70 - 74 - 70 - 73
287
-1
$19,818
T35
Pernilla Lindberg
71 - 68 - 72 - 76
287
-1
$19,818
T39
Mo Martin
73 - 72 - 71 - 72
288
E
$17,104
T39
Bronte Law
70 - 74 - 72 - 72
288
E
$17,104
T39
In-Kyung Kim
70 - 71 - 74 - 73
288
E
$17,104
T42
Nelly Korda
71 - 72 - 75 - 71
289
1
$14,571
T42
Tiffany Joh
71 - 74 - 72 - 72
289
1
$14,571
T42
Moriya Jutanugarn
69 - 75 - 72 - 73
289
1
$14,571
T42
Catriona Matthew
71 - 70 - 72 - 76
289
1
$14,571
T42
Jessica Korda
71 - 70 - 70 - 78
289
1
$14,571
T47
Azahara Munoz
77 - 66 - 74 - 73
290
2
$12,499
T47
Florentyna Parker
69 - 70 - 75 - 76
290
2
$12,499
T47
Lizette Salas
71 - 73 - 69 - 77
290
2
$12,499
T50
Klara Spilkova
76 - 68 - 75 - 72
291
3
$11,348
T50
Mariajo Uribe
73 - 70 - 74 - 74
291
3
$11,348
T52
Eri Okayama
73 - 72 - 77 - 70
292
4
$10,525
T52
Hee Young Park
76 - 69 - 71 - 76
292
4
$10,525
T52
Caroline Inglis
73 - 70 - 72 - 77
292
4
$10,525
T55
Hannah Green
75 - 70 - 76 - 72
293
5
$9,702
T55
Sun-Ju Ahn
74 - 71 - 75 - 73
293
5
$9,702
T57
Emma Talley
72 - 73 - 77 - 72
294
6
$8,717
T57
Lydia Hall
69 - 72 - 77 - 76
294
6
$8,717
T57
Nuria Iturrios
74 - 70 - 73 - 77
294
6
$8,717
T57
Annie Park
71 - 73 - 73 - 77
294
6
$8,717
T61
Rebecca Artis
72 - 71 - 76 - 77
296
8
$7,977
T61
Celine Herbin
70 - 71 - 77 - 78
296
8
$7,977
63
Meghan MacLaren
73 - 72 - 72 - 80
297
9
$7,730
T64
Atthaya Thitikul (a)
73 - 71 - 79 - 77
300
12
$0
T64
Cloe Frankish
70 - 75 - 77 - 78
300
12
$7,567
T66
Mariah Stackhouse
76 - 70
2
$0
T66
Ayako Uehara
76 - 70
2
$0
T66
Katherine Kirk
75 - 71
2
$0
T66
Brittany Lang
75 - 71
2
$0
T66
Caroline Masson
75 - 71
2
$0
T66
Jacqui Concolino
74 - 72
2
$0
T66
Daniela Darquea
74 - 72
2
$0
T66
Eun-Hee Ji
74 - 72
2
$0
T66
Brittany Lincicome
74 - 72
2
$0
T66
Jenny Haglund
73 - 73
2
$0
T66
Hyejin Choi
70 - 76
2
$0
T66
Wichanee Meechai
70 - 76
2
$0
T66
Angel Yin
69 - 77
2
$0
T79
Jin Young Ko
76 - 71
3
$0
T79
Chella Choi
75 - 72
3
$0
T79
Lindy Duncan
75 - 72
3
$0
T79
Cheyenne Woods
75 - 72
3
$0
T79
Xiyu Lin
74 - 73
3
$0
T79
Brittany Marchand
74 - 73
3
$0
T79
Caroline Hedwall
73 - 74
3
$0
T79
Noemi Jimenez Martin
73 - 74
3
$0
T79
Julia Engstrom
72 - 75
3
$0
T79
Camilla Lennarth
71 - 76
3
$0
T79
Angela Stanford
71 - 76
3
$0
T90
Anne Van Dam
76 - 72
4
$0
T90
Misuzu Narita
75 - 73
4
$0
T90
Yani Tseng
75 - 73
4
$0
T90
Olivia Cowan
74 - 74
4
$0
T90
Megan Khang
73 - 75
4
$0
T90
Anna Nordqvist
72 - 76
4
$0
T90
Jenny Shin
72 - 76
4
$0
T90
Jennifer Song
71 - 77
4
$0
T98
Austin Ernst
77 - 72
5
$0
T98
Karrie Webb
77 - 72
5
$0
T98
Nasa Hataoka
75 - 74
5
$0
T98
Laetitia Beck
74 - 75
5
$0
T98
Ashleigh Buhai
74 - 75
5
$0
T98
Christine Wolf
73 - 76
5
$0
T98
Karolin Lampert
72 - 77
5
$0
T98
Charley Hull
71 - 78
5
$0
T106
Inci Mehmet
79 - 71
6
$0
T106
Linn Grant (a)
78 - 72
6
$0
T106
Mirim Lee
77 - 73
6
$0
T106
Frida Kinhult (a)
76 - 74
6
$0
T106
Inbee Park
76 - 74
6
$0
T106
Danielle Kang
74 - 76
6
$0
T106
Silvia Banon
73 - 77
6
$0
T106
Laura Davies
73 - 77
6
$0
T106
Valdis Jonsdottir
73 - 77
6
$0
T106
Robynn Ree
73 - 77
6
$0
T116
Nicole Broch Larsen
78 - 73
7
$0
T116
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
78 - 73
7
$0
T116
Marianne Skarpnord
78 - 73
7
$0
T116
Leonie Harm (a)
77 - 74
7
$0
T116
Mel Reid
75 - 76
7
$0
T116
Casey Danielson
74 - 77
7
$0
T116
Sarah Kemp
74 - 77
7
$0
T116
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
73 - 78
7
$0
T116
Jane Park
72 - 79
7
$0
T125
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
77 - 75
8
$0
T125
Kris Tamulis
77 - 75
8
$0
T125
Sakura Yokomine
77 - 75
8
$0
T125
Astrid de Pradenne
73 - 79
8
$0
T129
Holly Clyburn
76 - 77
9
$0
T129
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
74 - 79
9
$0
T131
Tonje Daffinrud
76 - 78
10
$0
T131
Rachael Goodall
76 - 78
10
$0
T131
Ursula Wikstrom
74 - 80
10
$0
T134
Agathe Laisne (a)
80 - 75
11
$0
T134
Lynn Carlsson
74 - 81
11
$0
T136
Celine Boutier
81 - 75
12
$0
T136
Sarah Jane Smith
77 - 79
12
$0
T136
Katie Burnett
74 - 82
12
$0
T139
Lee-Anne Pace
79 - 78
13
$0
T139
Ludovica Farina (a)
73 - 84
13
$0
141
Hollie Muse (a)
80 - 78
14
$0
142
Kylie Henry
78 - 81
15
$0
143
Sideri Vanova
87 - 78
21
$0
144
Michelle Wie
$0
Pos.
Player
Total
To Par
1
Georgia Hall
271
-17
2
Pornanong Phatlum
273
-15
3
So Yeon Ryu
275
-13
T4
Sei Young Kim
279
-9
T4
Ariya Jutanugarn
279
-9
T4
Mamiko Higa
279
-9
T7
Shanshan Feng
280
-8
T7
Carlota Ciganda
280
-8
T7
Yu Liu
280
-8
10
Minjee Lee
281
-7
T11
Jeong Eun Lee
282
-6
T11
Thidapa Suwannapura
282
-6
T11
Lydia Ko
282
-6
T11
Brooke M. Henderson
282
-6
T15
Jaye Marie Green
283
-5
T15
Su Oh
283
-5
T15
Brittany Altomare
283
-5
T15
Teresa Lu
283
-5
T15
Sung Hyun Park
283
-5
T20
Haeji Kang
284
-4
T20
Madelene Sagstrom
284
-4
T22
Aditi Ashok
285
-3
T22
Ryann O'Toole
285
-3
T22
Sandra Gal
285
-3
T22
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
285
-3
T22
Hyo Joo Kim
285
-3
T22
Phoebe Yao
285
-3
T28
Mi Hyang Lee
286
-2
T28
Ally McDonald
286
-2
T28
Marina Alex
286
-2
T28
In Gee Chun
286
-2
T28
Amy Olson
286
-2
T28
Cristie Kerr
286
-2
T28
Mina Harigae
286
-2
T35
Amy Yang
287
-1
T35
Wei-Ling Hsu
287
-1
T35
Mi Jung Hur
287
-1
T35
Pernilla Lindberg
287
-1
T39
Mo Martin
288
E
T39
Bronte Law
288
E
T39
In-Kyung Kim
288
E
T42
Nelly Korda
289
1
T42
Tiffany Joh
289
1
T42
Moriya Jutanugarn
289
1
T42
Catriona Matthew
289
1
T42
Jessica Korda
289
1
T47
Azahara Munoz
290
2
T47
Florentyna Parker
290
2
T47
Lizette Salas
290
2
T50
Klara Spilkova
291
3
T50
Mariajo Uribe
291
3
T52
Eri Okayama
292
4
T52
Hee Young Park
292
4
T52
Caroline Inglis
292
4
T55
Hannah Green
293
5
T55
Sun-Ju Ahn
293
5
T57
Emma Talley
294
6
T57
Lydia Hall
294
6
T57
Nuria Iturrios
294
6
T57
Annie Park
294
6
T61
Rebecca Artis
296
8
T61
Celine Herbin
296
8
63
Meghan MacLaren
297
9
T64
Atthaya Thitikul (a)
300
12
T64
Cloe Frankish
300
12
T66
Mariah Stackhouse
2
T66
Ayako Uehara
2
T66
Katherine Kirk
2
T66
Brittany Lang
2
T66
Caroline Masson
2
T66
Jacqui Concolino
2
T66
Daniela Darquea
2
T66
Eun-Hee Ji
2
T66
Brittany Lincicome
2
T66
Jenny Haglund
2
T66
Hyejin Choi
2
T66
Wichanee Meechai
2
T66
Angel Yin
2
T79
Jin Young Ko
3
T79
Chella Choi
3
T79
Lindy Duncan
3
T79
Cheyenne Woods
3
T79
Xiyu Lin
3
T79
Brittany Marchand
3
T79
Caroline Hedwall
3
T79
Noemi Jimenez Martin
3
T79
Julia Engstrom
3
T79
Camilla Lennarth
3
T79
Angela Stanford
3
T90
Anne Van Dam
4
T90
Misuzu Narita
4
T90
Yani Tseng
4
T90
Olivia Cowan
4
T90
Megan Khang
4
T90
Anna Nordqvist
4
T90
Jenny Shin
4
T90
Jennifer Song
4
T98
Austin Ernst
5
T98
Karrie Webb
5
T98
Nasa Hataoka
5
T98
Laetitia Beck
5
T98
Ashleigh Buhai
5
T98
Christine Wolf
5
T98
Karolin Lampert
5
T98
Charley Hull
5
T106
Inci Mehmet
6
T106
Linn Grant (a)
6
T106
Mirim Lee
6
T106
Frida Kinhult (a)
6
T106
Inbee Park
6
T106
Danielle Kang
6
T106
Silvia Banon
6
T106
Laura Davies
6
T106
Valdis Jonsdottir
6
T106
Robynn Ree
6
T116
Nicole Broch Larsen
7
T116
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
7
T116
Marianne Skarpnord
7
T116
Leonie Harm (a)
7
T116
Mel Reid
7
T116
Casey Danielson
7
T116
Sarah Kemp
7
T116
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
7
T116
Jane Park
7
T125
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
8
T125
Kris Tamulis
8
T125
Sakura Yokomine
8
T125
Astrid de Pradenne
8
T129
Holly Clyburn
9
T129
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
9
T131
Tonje Daffinrud
10
T131
Rachael Goodall
10
T131
Ursula Wikstrom
10
T134
Agathe Laisne (a)
11
T134
Lynn Carlsson
11
T136
Celine Boutier
12
T136
Sarah Jane Smith
12
T136
Katie Burnett
12
T139
Lee-Anne Pace
13
T139
Ludovica Farina (a)
13
141
Hollie Muse (a)
14
142
Kylie Henry
15
143
Sideri Vanova
21
144
Michelle Wie