Horror finish costs Aussie Minjee Lee first major

Ko gets some advice from her caddy

Ko gets some advice from her caddy

The Englishwoman reeled in longtime leader Pornanong Phatlum in a gripping final-round duel Sunday at Royal Lytham to win the Women's British Open for her first major title.

It started from the outset, with Hall instantly applying pressure thanks to a fine clutch putt to make birdie at the first and take a share of the lead.

Ahead of the final day, Hall trailed course leader Pornanong Phatlum by just one shot.

1 GEORGIA was introduced to golf by dad Wayne, a former plasterer, when she was seven years old.

According to Sky Sports, Hall's name was inspired by Faldo's sensational victory-the Masters takes place in the city of Augusta in the U.S. state Georgia.

Hisako Higuchi, victor of the LPGA Championship in 1977, remains the only Japanese player to win a major championship on either the PGA or LPGA Tours.

Hall was always chasing but was given hope when Phatlum bogeyed No. 8 to reduce her lead to one shot.

Georgia Hall became just the third British woman to win the Women's British Open major after Karen Stupples's 2004 and Catriona Matthew's 2009 victories. Woburn last hosted the Women's British Open in 2016 when Ariya Jutanugarn won her first major title.

Home favorite Georgia Hall (68) was in the tie for second place along with, who was leading by two strokes on 11 under when she lost her ball in a gorse bush at No. 17 and wound up with a double-bogey 6.

Her round of five-under 67, which included six birdies, saw her finish at 17-under 271.

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Phatlum was her nearest challenger, with Korean Ryu So-yeon third another two shots adrift.

2 SHE started off hitting shots in return for chocolate bars.

Roared on under blue skies by the large gallery desperate for a home victor, the 39th-ranked Hall started the day a shot behind Phatlum, who led after the second and third rounds. "I'm so happy she won". Then, when Hall rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at No. 13, they were tied for the first time since the first hole. The Thai finished runner up for the fifth time in her career, which is also her career best in a major championship. "I just loved every minute".

Hall, who finished third in the British Open last year, added: "Last year was a learning curve for me and I got so much experience in the British Open and the Solheim Cup and I learned that I can play and compete against the best in the world".

"I finished third a year ago and that experience definitely helped today".

Struggling to hold back the tears at the presentation, she said: "This is for you Grandad".

And no countrywomen has ever accomplished the biggest feat in her sport at such a young age - with one of the great final rounds by any European golfer, to boot.

Playing in the final group with Rory McIlroy, the 25-year-old Thomas never let anyone closer than two shots of the lead.

He closed with a 3-under 69 for a three-stroke victory in the PGA Tour Champions event that is being replaced by the PGA Tour's 3M Open.

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