Park’s run ends, Lewis wins at St. Andrews
Stacy Lewis poses with the trophy on the Swilken Bridge after winning the Women’s British Open at St Andrews in Scotland on Sunday. (REUTERS)
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’s top player to six-over for the tournament and share of 42nd place.
She was one shot behind leader Morgan Pressel heading into the final round, but at one stage found herself three shots behind 36-hole leader Choi Na-yeon.
“Those last few holes are playing so hard and with the pressure, but obviously I did it so it was doable, so I tried to stay in the moment and be ready for a playoff if it happened,” she said.