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Weather alters Women's British Open
15 Sep 2012
by Golfweek

see also: Royal Lytham & St Annes

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HOYLAKE, England (Sept. 14, 2012) -- Out in Liverpool Bay four windsurfers were making the most of gusts of 25 mph sweeping over the region. Unfortunately, a few competitors in the second round of the $2.5 million Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Liverpool were trying to make the most of trying conditions.

It’s fair to say the windsurfers had a better time.

The Ladies Golf Union made the strange decision to start play at 7 a.m. despite the strong winds. The result? Carnage.

Twelve matches managed to tee off, but the scoreboard looked like the B flight of a club championship rather than a major. England’s Felicity Johnson started her round at 6 over but quickly doubled that in the first two holes. She began with a nine on the 392-yard, par-4 1st hole. She bogeyed the next and double-bogeyed the third to be 8 over for three holes. Caroline Masson’s scorecard read 6-6-6. Not the sign of the beast, just three beastly double bogeys for the German.

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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Results For Women's British Open Golf Championship
T17New ZealandLydia KoNew Zealand90072-71-76-78--297
T26EnglandHolly ClyburnEngland80072-73-74-70--299
T33EnglandBronte LawEngland70075-71-77-77--300
T47ChinaJing YanChina50080-69-77-78--304

View full results for Women's British Open Golf Championship

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