Mi Jung Hur wins the Ladies Scottish Open
Mi Jung Hur defied the torrential down pours to produce a simply stunning back 9. Hur, won her first LPGA event since 2014 on Sunday at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at the The Renaissance Club near North Berwick.
Heading into the back 9, 4 players where tied for the lead. However, Hur put her foot on the gas and produced a run of birdies at 10,11,12 to blow away the competition that came from Moriya Jutanugarn and Jeongeun Lee6. She ended up winning by 4 shots, finishing on -20 for her 4 rounds.
After her victory Hur said “My goal for the day was just enjoy my golf and just stay dry from the rain and just keep focused on my game”. With her victory Hur becomes the 19th different winner this year and she did so in style with the joint low round of the day a 66.
Moriya Jutanugarn, who was looking to keep the trophy in the family after sister Ariya won the event last year said afterwards “I was just trying to focus on myself and play my game and try and have fun. Don't really focus on what's on the lead or anything. I just think if I play good golf, it should be a good chance, It's just been working on a lot of things, and since like everything is kind of tightened up, you know, it's a lot of good things to take from this week.” Jutanugarn, who had a one shot lead heading into the final day was someone I thought could do well this week with her low ball flight and how well she was striking the ball at the British Open.
Also finishing 2nd was Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea who now looks to have wrapped up the rookie of the year race. Lee6, was playing links golf for the first time and it was a pretty strong introduction! Afterwards she said “You know, when I was in Korea, there's not a lot of links course and so I played it a lot differently this week. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with all my scores and shots, and so I think this is kind of a good a lot of good memories and playing the first time on a links golf course.”
Spare a thought for those with the wrong tee times on the first 2 days! Amazingly the early/late wave played the course on Friday in (-62) while the late/early wave played the course in (+307) a 369 shot difference in one single day! The majority of the top players on the leaderboard were favored with their draw with only Minjee Lee from the wrong side of the draw rising to the top.
Elizabeth Szokol and Anne Van Dam both picked up their best finishes on the LPGA this season both finishing in T6th.
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Moriya Jutanugarn 2nd
Ariya Jutanugarn 5th
Minjee Lee 6th
Hyo Joo Kim 13th