Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open R4

Ryann O'Toole wins maiden title in 11th season

Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R4
August 12-15
Dumbarnie Links, Fife, Scotland
$1,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R4 - Ryann O'Toole wins maiden title in 11th season
Credit: Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open

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Ryann O’Toole, in her 228th event and 11th season on Tour, won her maiden title at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open at Dumbarnie Links in Fife.


Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R4

An emotional O’Toole, who played in the 2011 Solheim Cup back in her rookie year, said at her Champion’s press conference, “Words cannot describe what I am feeling right now. It didn’t seem real. It seems very surreal, and definitely a dream come true. I can’t believe it’s taken this long to win but it’s finally here.”

Few would have predicted this outcome given she was perhaps the least decorated of the players on the star-studded leaderboard.

And yet, it was the Californian who edged three shots clear of the field with a blemish-free 8-under taking her to 17-under overall without looking anything other than a seasoned winner at any point.


Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R4

O’Toole’s love of links golf has come through during the week although it hasn’t always been the case.

“I think regardless, winning over here, I guess take it back to my first year, second year on Tour and playing my first British Open and learning what true links was. I felt like I got my butt kicked at Royal Liverpool. It blew. One of the rounds got called for the day. I had never played in anything like that, and I remember hitting tee shots that just flung across, like those aren’t going to work here. And after that I was like, wow, there’s so much to learn and change and grasp on this style of golf and after that, I fell in love with it, how to hit a really low tee shot, how to play the contours of the green and the course and I just feel like I love this style of golf and to have this be my first win, it seems fitting.”


Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R4

Major and two-time Olympic medal winner Lydia Ko tied for second place when her 9-under final round was not enough to take her second title of the year. Alongside her in second place is Thai teenager and current leader on the LET’s 2021 Race to the Costa del Sol, Atthaya Thitikul who finished with a 66. 

Thitikul, who spent much of the week saying she didn’t like links golf seemed to soften her stance, “Yeah, of course, just a little bit more, not that much for sure, because you know, like links is tough for sure. Links is tough!”


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Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R4

Past Champion and double Major winner Ariya Jutanugarn finished fourth while England’s Charley Hull’s closed with a 69 to finish fifth at 12-under.

“I think overall, having a good finish here, that gives me good momentum heading into next week,” said Hull. “This was a great golf course leading up to Carnoustie. This is a true links and we know what Carnoustie is like. I’m super excited for next week and learn from this week and take the positives and work on the things that I feel like needs to be worked on and have fun out there and see what happens.”

The leading Scottish player was Kelsey MacDonald who finished T15 at 7-under. She wins the Jock MacVicar Leading Scot Trophy, created to honour legendary golf journalist Jock MacVicar, an ardent supporter of the event, who passed away earlier this year aged 83.

Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Ryann O’Toole
-17
68-71-68-64
271
T2
Lydia Ko
-14
70-72-69-63
274
T2
Atthaya Thitikul
-14
68-70-70-66
274
4
Ariya Jutanugarn
-13
69-66-72-68
275
5
Charley Hull
-12
69-69-69-69
276
6
Ally Ewing
-11
73-69-72-63
277
T7
Esther Henseleit
-9
75-68-70-66
279
T7
Jeongeun Lee6
-9
71-68-74-66
279
T7
Celine Boutier
-9
70-71-70-68
279
T7
Marina Alex
-9
69-71-71-68
279
T7
Yealimi Noh
-9
68-72-71-68
279
T12
Sarah Schmelzel
-8
68-71-73-68
280
T12
Anna Nordqvist
-8
70-71-69-70
280
T12
Ashleigh Buhai
-8
71-70-67-72
280
T15
Whitney Hillier
-7
72-69-75-65
281
T15
Gaby Lopez
-7
73-72-70-66
281
T15
Leona Maguire
-7
71-72-70-68
281
T15
A Lim Kim
-7
71-71-71-68
281
T15
Yuka Saso
-7
67-72-74-68
281
T15
Jasmine Suwannapura
-7
67-74-71-69
281
T15
Kelsey MacDonald
-7
68-71-72-70
281
T22
Amy Yang
-6
71-74-69-68
282
T22
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-6
73-71-69-69
282
T22
Bronte Law
-6
69-74-70-69
282
T22
Karolin Lampert
-6
71-71-71-69
282
T22
Perrine Delacour
-6
72-72-68-70
282
T27
Manon De Roey
-5
73-73-73-64
283
T27
Patty Tavatanakit
-5
69-75-72-67
283
T27
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-5
69-69-77-68
283
T27
Cheyenne Knight
-5
70-72-71-70
283
T31
Madelene Sagstrom
-4
72-73-70-69
284
T31
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-4
68-73-74-69
284
T31
Celine Herbin
-4
69-74-71-70
284
T34
Mel Reid
-3
73-72-70-70
285
T34
Katherine Kirk
-3
72-72-70-71
285
T34
Su Oh
-3
73-72-68-72
285
T37
Haeji Kang
-2
70-76-74-66
286
T37
Azahara Munoz
-2
73-70-73-70
286
T37
Prima Thammaraks
-2
70-72-72-72
286
T40
Alice Hewson
-1
71-74-75-67
287
T40
Georgia Hall
-1
71-73-71-72
287
T42
In Gee Chun
E
72-74-74-68
288
T42
Yu Liu
E
69-75-76-68
288
T42
Jenny Shin
E
73-70-77-68
288
T42
Becky Morgan
E
68-74-77-69
288
T42
Lydia Hall
E
69-70-78-71
288
T47
Marissa Steen
+1
73-71-77-68
289
T47
Austin Ernst
+1
71-75-74-69
289
T47
Ssu-Chia Cheng
+1
72-69-77-71
289
T47
Jing Yan
+1
71-71-74-73
289
T47
Paula Reto
+1
72-73-69-75
289
T52
Michele Thomson
+2
65-80-76-69
290
T52
Nuria Iturrioz
+2
70-75-75-70
290
T52
Anne van Dam
+2
67-79-73-71
290
T52
Caroline Inglis
+2
71-73-75-71
290
T56
Christina Kim
+3
72-74-75-70
291
T56
Linnea Strom
+3
73-72-76-70
291
T56
Carly Booth
+3
72-73-76-70
291
T56
Lindy Duncan
+3
73-73-74-71
291
T56
Lizette Salas
+3
71-75-74-71
291
T56
Pasqualle Coffa
+3
71-75-73-72
291
T56
Albane Valenzuela
+3
72-73-73-73
291
63
Olivia Cowan
+4
68-77-78-69
292
64
Carlota Ciganda
+5
72-71-76-74
293
65
Stephanie Kyriacou
+6
73-72-71-78
294
66
Laura Davies
+8
70-74-75-77
296
T67
Stacy Lewis
+9
71-74-79-73
297
T67
Tvesa Malik
+9
73-72-77-75
297
T69
Liz Young
+10
70-75-85-68
298
T69
Marianne Skarpnord
+10
73-72-76-77
298
71
Ursula Wikstrom
+13
74-70-81-76
301
CUT
Christine Wolf  
77-70
147
CUT
Lee-Anne Pace  
76-71
147
CUT
Alison Lee  
75-72
147
CUT
Moriya Jutanugarn  
74-73
147
CUT
Hannah Green  
73-74
147
CUT
Brittany Lincicome  
73-74
147
CUT
Emma Nilsson  
73-74
147
CUT
Stacy Lee Bregman  
72-75
147
CUT
Eleanor Givens  
72-75
147
CUT
Johanna Gustavsson  
72-75
147
CUT
Brittany Altomare  
71-76
147
CUT
Mi Hyang Lee  
70-77
147
CUT
Lauren Stephenson  
68-79
147
CUT
Lucie Malchirand  
77-71
148
CUT
Agathe Sauzon  
76-72
148
CUT
Dana Finkelstein  
75-73
148
CUT
Nicole Broch Larsen  
73-75
148
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh  
73-75
148
CUT
Chloe Williams  
73-75
148
CUT
Jodi Ewart Shadoff  
72-76
148
CUT
Cloe Frankish  
72-76
148
CUT
Kylie Henry  
72-76
148
CUT
Chella Choi  
71-77
148
CUT
Sophia Popov  
71-77
148
CUT
Mi Jung Hur  
68-80
148
CUT
Jennifer Chang  
78-71
149
CUT
Emma Grechi  
76-73
149
CUT
Cydney Clanton  
75-74
149
CUT
Laura Fuenfstueck  
75-74
149
CUT
Harang Lee  
73-76
149
CUT
Giulia Molinaro  
73-76
149
CUT
Lindsey Weaver  
73-76
149
CUT
Amy Olson  
72-77
149
CUT
Emma Talley  
72-77
149
CUT
Ana Belac  
76-74
150
CUT
Annabel Dimmock  
76-74
150
CUT
Leonie Harm  
74-76
150
CUT
Minjee Lee  
74-76
150
CUT
Linda Wessberg  
74-76
150
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol  
73-77
150
CUT
Sanna Nuutinen  
72-78
150
CUT
Chanettee Wannasaen  
78-73
151
CUT
Maria Hernandez  
75-76
151
CUT
Wichanee Meechai  
72-79
151
CUT
Pornanong Phatlum  
72-79
151
CUT
Gerina Piller  
72-79
151
CUT
Sarah Kemp  
78-74
152
CUT
Katja Pogacar  
76-76
152
CUT
Anne-Lise Caudal  
72-80
152
CUT
Jennifer Song  
71-81
152
CUT
Luna Sobron Galmes  
79-74
153
CUT
Jaye Marie Green  
78-75
153
CUT
Felicity Johnson  
77-76
153
CUT
Tiia Koivisto  
77-76
153
CUT
Noemi Jimenez Martin  
75-78
153
CUT
Trichat Cheenglab  
74-79
153
CUT
Alison Muirhead  
74-79
153
CUT
Carmen Alonso  
71-82
153
CUT
Pia Babnik  
71-82
153
CUT
Lina Boqvist  
75-79
154
CUT
Beth Allen  
81-74
155
CUT
Gabriella Cowley  
78-77
155
CUT
Jenny Haglund  
78-77
155
CUT
Aditi Ashok  
77-78
155
CUT
Camille Chevalier  
76-79
155
CUT
Amy Boulden  
76-80
156
CUT
Magdalena Simmermacher  
73-83
156
CUT
Hannah Burke  
76-81
157
CUT
Jenny Coleman  
75-83
158
CUT
Nicole Garcia  
81-80
161
WD
Caroline Masson  
70
WD
Tonje Daffinrud  
WD
Stephanie Meadow