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Stacy Lewis Brilliant Finish Clinches Women's British Open Title

posted 4 Aug 2013, 11:19 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 4 Aug 2013, 11:20 ]

Stacy Lewis of the United States birdies the last two holes to clinch the women's British Open title at St Andrew's and end Park Inbee's run of consecutive major victories.

 ST ANDREW'S, SCOTLAND, UK (AUGUST 4, 2013) (IMG) -  Park Inbee's run of consecutive major victories ended after Stacy Lewis of the United States came from behind to win the women's British Open by two shots at St AndrewsScotland on Sunday (August 4).

Park, aiming to become the first golfer of either gender to win four majors in a calendar year, was never in contention in Scotland, a final round six-over par 78 consigning the world number one to six-over for the tournament and share of 42nd place.

World number two Lewis was one of a number of players forced to play their third round on Sunday morning after high winds caused the suspension of play on Saturday.

She was one shot behind leader compatriot Morgan Pressel heading into the final round, but at one stage found herself three shots behind 36-hole leader Choi Na-yeon.

Lewis, whose other major victory came at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2011, birdied the final two holes to finish the round on par and with an eight-under par total of 280 for the tournament, while Choi produced three bogeys in the final six holes as she recorded a one-over 73.

South Korea's Choi tied for second at six-under with compatriot Park Hee-young.