Ladies British Open: Nordqvist takes low-am honors

SUNNINGDALE, England (Aug. 3, 2008)--In Anika Sorenstam's final major event, the Ladies British Open, her fellow countrywoman made a splash by winning the Smyth Salver Award for the tourney's low amateur.

Anna Nordqvist, the reigning Ladies British Amateur champion, succeeded England’s Melissa Reid by closing with a 1-overpar 73 for a 3-under-par total of 285 and a tie for 42nd. She held a seven-shot margin over the only other amateur to make the cut, 2007 US Amateur champion Marie Jose Uribe.

“This is great,” said the 21 year-old Swede who goes back to Arizona State University after competing in next week’s Scandinavian TPC hosted by Sorenstam at Frösaker G & CC in Sweden. “This was one of my main goals for the season so it’s very special.”

Nordqvist joins an illustrious list of Smyth Salver winners that includes Belle Robertson, Marta Figueras-Dottin, Mary McKenna, Jill Thornhill, Vicki Thomas, Katherine Imrie, Joanne Morley, Rebecca Hudson and Michele Wie who finished tied third behind Jeong Jang at Royal Birkdale in 2005.

Results For Women's British Open Golf Championship
T42SwedenAnna NordqvistSweden60070-73-69-73=285
T75ColombiaMaria Jose UribeColombia50071-73-74-76=294

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ABOUT THE Women's British Open

The Women's British Open is one of the five major championships of women's professional golf. It is recognized by both the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour as a major. Amateurs must have a handicap of scratch or better. Pre-qualifying required.

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