Thitikul carries the amateur flag at Women's British
Atthaya Thitikul at the Women's Asia-Pacific Amateur (WAPA photo)
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (Aug. 5, 2018) – Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul
was the only amateur to make the cut at the Ricoh Women’s British Open this week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Thitikul, 15, gained entry with her February victory at the inaugural Asia-Pacific Women’s Amateur.
Thitikul played the weekend courtesy of two strong opening rounds. She was 2 under through her first two holes in the first round and finished at 2-under 70. Her second-round 75 – which featured only one birdie – was enough for her to make the cut with a shot to spare.
Too many bogeys and big numbers on the weekend resulted in rounds of 79-77 to close. Thitikul finished with 12-over 300 for 72 holes, which left her tied for 64th, last among those who made the cut.
Thitikul went wire to wire at the Asia-Pacific Amateur, but had to get through a four-woman playoff at the end. In addition to earning her a start at the Women’s British Open, it also got her into the ANA Inspiration at the end of March. Thitikul was the low amateur in that championship after tying for 30th at 5 under.
Thitikul also played the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open, where she missed the cut with rounds of 74-71. In July 2017, Thitikul won the Ladies European Tour’s Thailand Championship at just 14 years old, which made her the youngest winner in LET history.
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The Women's British Open is one of the five major
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recognized by both the LPGA Tour and the Ladies
European Tour as a major. Amateurs must have a
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