Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Georgia Hall outduels Phatlum to win Women's British Open

Georgia Hall outduels Phatlum to win Women's British Open

Three - Minjee Lee, Mamiko Higa, and Georgia Hall - were, like Phatlum, playing for their first major championship title.

The English player thrilled home fans during the final round of the Ricoh Women's British Open, as she outdueled Pornanong Phatlum at Royal Lytham and St. Annes for her maiden win.

Hall tapped in for a bogey - her first of the day - at the last hole to clinch a two-shot victory over Phatlum.

However, that figure will go up following Hall's Women's British Open victory, for which she will receive £375,000.

It was fitting that Wayne, a former 2-handicapper himself, was on the bag to experience the biggest moment of his daughter's career. Her playing partner, Sung Hyun Park, suffered throughout her final round.

9 AHEAD of a tournament in Abu Dhabi a year ago, Hall hit a drive of 579 yards on Yas Marina race track, believed to be the world's longest drive by a female golfer.

That mid-range putt earned her the solo lead as well at 18 under.

Ryu, who has three top-10 British Open finishes climbed up the leaderboard with a run of six birdies from the fifth to the 12th. She said: "Hopefully I can encourage a lot of young girls out there to take up the game".

For Phatlum it has been an incredible week having missed six of her previous seven cuts in this event.

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Hall joined Laura Davies (four), Alison Nicholas and Stupples as women's major winners from England.

"I don't know what it is but the bigger the competition the more enjoyable and fun it is", added Hall when asked about her capacity to play big events such as this event previous year and the Solheim Cup well.

AKRON, Ohio - Nervous at the start, Justin Thomas was in full control at the Bridgestone Invitational to the end.

Hall finished on 17 under, having picked up five shots on the final day.

And then he almost lost it. She finished 2017 as the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit victor and Players' Player of the Year.

5 GEORGIA now splits her time between Bournemouth and her boyfriend Harry Tyrell's place in Surrey.

Thomas bowed his head to collect his emotions, which were stronger than when he won the PGA Championship last summer. I just had to stay calm. "I've never gotten like that on the golf course before. So it was pretty cool to get it done".

Tiger Woods, an eight-time victor at Firestone, started 11 shots behind and figured he would go out with a bang by playing aggressively. The Women's British Open champion took the trophy home! Ian Poulter started three shots behind and shot 74. When Phatlum drove into the thick rough and could only pitch out sideways at the eighth it cost her a dropped stroke and they went to the ninth hole with Hall one behind. Woods made two double bogeys and three bogeys on the back nine and salvaged a 73 to finish 15 shots behind.

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