Georgia Hall Wins Women's Open

England's Georgia Hall won her first major title with a two-shot victory at the Women's British Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

The 22-year-old is only the third British winner since the event became a major championship in 2001.

Trailing Pornanong Phatlum by a shot overnight, Hall moved clear of the Thai with two holes remaining, and held her nerve to secure victory.

Hall finished on 17 under, having picked up five shots on the final day.

Her bogey on the last hole was her first of the round, and she dropped just three shots in the whole tournament.

Phatlum was her nearest challenger, with Korean Ryu So-yeon third another two shots adrift.

Hall said: "There's someone special at home who's going through a very bad time, so this is for you, Grandad.

"I'd also like to thank my dad for caddying. Thanks for doing everything for me when I was growing up… and to my mum.

"And to my boyfriend as well for supporting me."

Posted on 6th Aug 2018