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  • Writer's picturePiers Manktelow

Quick round up of women's golf from around the world.

LPGA- CP Women's Open (Canada)

Jin Young Ko

World number One Jin Young Ko cruised to a 5 stroke victory at the Canadian Open seeing off Nicole Broch Larsen who was her nearest challenger.

This was Ko's 4th win of the year after winning 2 majors and 2 of her last 3 starts. Another incredible feat for Ko was the fact she became the first player since 2015 to win a tournament without a bogey. Ko, earned $337,500 of the $2.25 million purse with the win. Ko, hit just over 90% of GIR this week an incredible stat.

Home favorite and defending champion Brooke Henderson who was in the last group with Ko walked to the 18th green together to be greeted by the cheering Canadian fans, afterwards Henderson said "She's world No. 1 for a reason. She's had an unreal season. I don't even know, is it four wins now? Four wins on one of the toughest tours there is. There is so much talent out here. To get one win is hard, to get four is really cool." Henderson, finished tied 3rd on -19.

Lizette Salas continued her good form from the British Open and produced another strong last round with a closing 64, she must be one to watch heading into the next few weeks, she looks capable of shooting very low in any of her rounds and defiantly someone who could lead Team USA at the Solheim Cup.

Carlota Ciganda continues her good form and picked up her 8th top 10 of the season!

How did our predictions do

Brooke Henderson: 3rd

Lizette Salas: 3rd

Nelly Korda: 20th

Moriya Jutanugarn: MC

LET- Tipsport Czech Ladies Open (Czech Republic)

Carly Booth was really struggling with her game for the majority of last year, fast forward 12 months and the Scot has just won her first LET event for 7 years.

Carly, has been playing really well of late and this win is fully deserved. This is Carly's 3rd LET title and moves her up to 7th position on the Order of Merit for 2019.

Booth, carded rounds of 68, 69 and 70 for a 54-hole total of 207, nine-under-par. She finished one stroke ahead of Finland’s Sanna Nuutinen, France’s Anais Meysonnier and English due Charlotte Thompson and Hayley Davis.

Booth, birdied 2 of her last 3 holes to clinch the victory and admitted she was not quite sure of the situation on the course, "It was probably just as well I didn’t know what the situation was.I’m a little bit flabbergasted by the whole day. I played good golf and I really had to dig deep in the final round. I’m overwhelmed with happiness,It’s been seven years, so it’s a bit of a shock. Not knowing what the winning score was, I didn’t know anything about the leader board and I made a really solid par in the end.

This was a joint event with the LET Access Series and it was nice to see so many of the Access players perform well who have been performing well on the Access Series over the last few weeks. Hayley Davis and Sanna Nuutines have been going head to head all year and continued their good form here.They are both well clear of 3rd place on the Access Series Order of Merit. Scottish player Laura Murray also continued strong 2019 on the Access Series and had a good finish here this week, she moves up to 13th place.

How did our predictions do

Carly Booth: Winner

Hayley Davis: 2nd

Olivia Cowan: 6th

Annabel Dimmock: Withdrawn

KLPGA- Highone Resort Ladies Open 2019

Lim Hee Jeong, won the Highone Resort Ladies Open by 4 shots after a poor closing round of +3 to finish on -13.

This was her first win of the season and she moves to 11th on the Order of Merit. The win was even better seeing she has missed two of her last cuts on the KLPGA. Jeong, earned 120,000 Euros for her win.

Park Min Ji the current order of merit leader finished 4th, while Hye Jin Choi who is 2nd on the order of merit took a week off after a tough few weeks which included a trip to the British Open.

Next event: 29th August, Hanwha Classic.

Japan LPGA- CAT Ladies Open

Congratulations to Asai lady SAKI who has won her first ever professional tournament on the Japan LPGA. She finished on -10 one shot ahead of Lala Anai. After her win she said "i've practiced so hard for this, my dad made me practice over 10,000 hours for this win and i'm so happy". Saki won just over half a million euros for her win.

Min-Young Lee from South Korea still leads the way on the Mercedes ranking this year with 14 events left this year.

Next Event: August 29th, Nitori Ladies Golf Tournament

English Women's Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship

Rebecca Earl fired a one over par 73 to claim the first international title of her career at the English Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Ipswich Golf Club.

The 19-year-old from Bishops Stortford in Hertfordshire bogeyed the last and faced an anxious wait to see if Whitley Bay’s Rosie Belsham could catch her but in the end her two-under par total of 286 proved to be enough to give her a one-shot victory. Lily May Humphreys, Scotland’s Shannon McWilliam and Sharna Dutrieux all finished 1 shot back on -1.

🌍 In this weeks updated Rolex rankings 🌍 .

Jin Young Ko 🇰🇷 stays world number one after winning the @cpwomensopen .

Carly Booth 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 goes up 78 places to 216th after winning in The Czech Republic on the LET

Saki Asi 🇯🇵 rises 47 places after winning on the @lpgaofjapan_official .

Heejeong Lim 🇰🇷 goes up 58 places to 103rd places after winning on the @klpga_official .

This weeks biggest riser was Anais Meyssonnier 🇫🇷 who went up 196 places to 534th who finished 2nd on the LET .

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