October 6, 2014
Twenty-two year old Georgia Hall chased down and surged past Thai golfer Pornanong Phatlum to win the RICOH Women's British Open on Sunday. It was a dream scenario for both Hall and the home crowd as the young pro became the first English woman to turn the feat since 2004.
Hall's 17-under total at historic Royal Lythan and St. Annes ended up being two strokes better than Phatlum, the straight-hitting player who held the overnight lead. Phatlum was seeking her first LPGA win after winning some 16 times worldwide but in the end it was Hall who notched her inaugural LPGA victory.
“I always joked that a major would be my first win,” Hall shared after her round. “I can’t believe it really happened. I played well today; I putted great.”
Starting the day in a tie for 7th place was Canadian Brooke Henderson. At five strokes back she knew it was an outside chance to earn a second major championship; she predicted after the third round that she would need to hit the ball closer on Sunday to make more birdies and gain any ground. That was tough to do with many tucked hole locations and by the…
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