Aug 2nd, 2015
Ricoh Wrap Up
Incredible last day
A scintillating last day at the Ricoh Women's British Open saw Inbee Park triumph over the Ailsa course at Turnberry. Her final round 65 was a joint course record, the world number one made seven birdies and an eagle during a seven-under round as she dominated the last day to win her second British Open, seventh major overall, and just three major’s behind Annika Sorenstam’s ten in the modern era.
This might have given her a three-shot victory over 20-year-old Jin-Young Ko, but what a performance in her first major. That was some debut on a tough links test, her final round 71 got her to nine under for solo second spot ahead of fellow South Korean Ryu So-yeon and Korean born Kiwi Lydia Ko. Expect more big things from all these young Korean’s in the coming years.
"It feels great, this is something I have been dreaming of all my life," Inbee said ”I finally reached my goal. It's just a relief. I'm so happy with everything.
"I didn't feel that confident before this week, but to overcome a lot of things to win this championship is phenomenal.
"When I play majors and see myself on the leaderboard it gives me a lot of confidence. Holding another major trophy is a confidence boost and is a big key to my success.
"I can't really say what the next goal is because this is the one I set for my career. There are a lot of legendary players I should look up to. For now I should relax and enjoy this moment."
She also praised compatriot Ko,
"Ko Jin-young is a very talented girl and I didn't know I would be able to win on 12 under," added Inbee. "All four days she has been fantastic. I know her well, I even had dinner with her this week. The golfing gods were on my side."
England's Melissa Reid, 27, and Wales' Amy Boulden, 22, tied for ninth to crack the top ten and get themselves some great experience at the business end of major after 71 and 72 final rounds respectively.
Norway's Suzann Pettersen,who was second overnight, was let down by an ice cold putter, and carded a 72 to finish fifth on seven under.
England's Charley Hull, 19, enjoyed a good day, breaking 70 for the first time in the tournament with a three-under 69 to finish four over and joint 31st.
Cold day in Scotland
Melissa Reid blazing it up at Turnberry
Lydia Ko. Likes a laugh
Suzann Pettersen powers down nine