Sophie Lamb (6 under) was the low amateur at Kingsbarns
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ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (August 6, 2017) - Sophie Lamb of England shot a final-round 69 at Kingsbarns Golf Club to get into a tie for 30th overall and earn low amateur honors in the Ricoh Women's British Open.
Going into the final round, it was World #2 Leona Maguire of Ireland who had the inside track to being the low amateur, just as she did in last year's championship. Maguire sat just outside the top 20 at six under par starting the day, but she struggled in the final round, slipping to a 75 and allowing Lamb to pass her. Maguire finished in a tie for 49th at three under par.
The only other amateur to make the cut was My Leander of Sweden, who had two good rounds to start the tournament but fell back throughout the weekend and finished at nine over par.
69-71-73-69=282 (T30) Sophie Lamb, England
69-71-70-75=285 (T49) Leona Maguire, Ireland
71-70-77-79=297 (77) My Leander, Sweden
For the 19-year-old Lamb, who won last year's Ladies British Stroke Play, it was capper to a memorable week.
"Speechless," Lamb offered when asked to put her achievement into words. "I think it's something everyone dreams of when they first start to play golf. It's been a great experience for me to see where my game compares to the best in the world."
With her confidence high, Lamb now has the Curtis Cup in her sights. "My goal is for Curtis Cup next year hopefully. That's something I want to achieve before I turn professional and possibly Q-School end of next year."
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
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