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2019 Women's British Open

The 2019 AIG Women's British Open was played from 1–4 August in England at Woburn Golf Club. It was the 43rd Women's British Open, the 19th as a major championship on the LPGA Tour, and the 11th at Woburn Golf Club.[2]

2019 AIG Women's British Open
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Tournament information
Dates1–4 August 2019
LocationMilton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire, England
51°59′28″N 0°39′54″W / 51.991°N 0.665°W / 51.991; -0.665Coordinates: 51°59′28″N 0°39′54″W / 51.991°N 0.665°W / 51.991; -0.665
Course(s)Woburn Golf Club
Organized byThe R&A
Tour(s)Ladies European Tour
LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,463 yards (5,910 m)
Field144 players, 72 after cut
Cut145 (+1)
Prize fundUS$4.5 million[1]
Winner's share$675,000
Champion
Japan Hinako Shibuno
270 (−18)
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Location in the United Kingdom
Woburn Golf Club is located in England
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Hinako Shibuno, of Japan, playing for the first time outside of her home country and in her first major, won by one stroke over American Lizette Salas. Shibuno, a 20-year-old-rookie on the LPGA of Japan Tour, had won twice on her home tour in 2019.[3]

FieldEdit

The field was 144 players, and most earned exemptions based on past performance on the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA Tour, previous major championships, or with a high ranking in the Women's World Golf Rankings. The rest of the field earned entry by successfully competing in qualifying tournaments open to any female golfer, professional or amateur, with a low handicap.[4]

There were 16 exemption categories for the 2019 Women's British Open:

1. The top 15 finishers (and ties) from the 2018 Women's British Open.

Brittany Altomare, Carlota Ciganda, Shanshan Feng (8), Jaye Marie Green, Georgia Hall (9,11), Brooke Henderson (8,12), Mamiko Higa, Ariya Jutanugarn (9,11,12), Kim Sei-young (8), Lydia Ko (12), Lee Jeong-eun, Minjee Lee (8), Yu Liu, Teresa Lu, Su-Hyun Oh, Park Sung-hyun (8,12), Pornanong Phatlum, Ryu So-yeon (12), Thidapa Suwannapura

2. The top 10 Ladies European Tour members in the Women's World Golf Rankings not exempt under (1) as of 1 July.

Céline Boutier (5,8), Jodi Ewart Shadoff (5), Charley Hull (3,5,8), In-Kyung Kim (3,5,11), Bronte Law (3,5,8), Pernilla Lindberg (12), Caroline Masson (5), Azahara Muñoz (3,5), Anna Nordqvist (5,12), Madelene Sagström (5)

3. The top 30 LPGA Tour members in the Women's World Golf Rankings not exempt under (1) as of 1 July.

Marina Alex, Chun In-gee (12), Austin Ernst, Hannah Green (8,12), Nasa Hataoka (8), Ji Eun-hee (8), Moriya Jutanugarn, Danielle Kang (12), Cristie Kerr, Kim Hyo-joo, Ko Jin-young (8,12), Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda (8), Lee Jeong-eun (8,9,12), Lee Mi-hyang, Gaby López, Amy Olson, Annie Park, Inbee Park (11,12), Lizette Salas, Jenny Shin, Angela Stanford (12), Lexi Thompson (8), Amy Yang (8), Angel Yin

4. The top 25 on the current LET Order of Merit not exempt under (1) or (2) as of 1 July.

Beth Allen, Carly Booth, Lina Boqvist, Lynn Carlsson, Olivia Cowan, Gabriella Cowley, Tonje Daffinrud, Diksha Dagar (8), Annabel Dimmock (8), Laura Fuenfstueck, Jenny Haglund, Caroline Hedwall, Esther Henseleit, Céline Herbin (8), Nuria Iturrioz (8), Felicity Johnson, Sarah Kemp (5), Karolin Lampert, Camilla Lennarth, Meghan MacLaren (8), Katja Pogacar, Marianne Skarpnord (8), Charlotte Thompson, Anne Van Dam (8), Christine Wolf

5. The top 40 on the current LPGA Tour money list not exempt under (1) or (3) as of 1 July.

Pajaree Anannarukarn, Nicole Broch Larsen, Ashleigh Buhai, Chella Choi, Paula Creamer, Daniela Darquea, Lindy Duncan, María Fassi, Kristen Gillman, Wei-Ling Hsu, Haeji Kang, Megan Khang, Katherine Kirk, Mirim Lee, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis (11), Lin Xiyu, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Ally McDonald, Ryann O'Toole, Gerina Piller, Morgan Pressel, Melissa Reid, Sarah Schmelzel, Alena Sharp, Jennifer Song, Mariah Stackhouse, Lauren Stephenson, Charlotte Thomas, Maria Torres, Ayako Uehara, Jing Yan, Sakura Yokomine

6. The top five on the current LPGA of Japan Tour (JLPGA) money list not exempt under (1), (2), (3) as of 1 July.

Minami Katsu, Hinako Shibuno, Ai Suzuki, Momoko Ueda

7. The top two on the current LPGA of Korea Tour (KLPGA) money list not exempt under (1), (2), (3), or (6) as of 1 July.

Choi Hye-jin, Lee Da-yeon

8. Winners of any recognised LET or LPGA Tour events in the calendar year 2019.

Cydney Clanton, Atthaya Thitikul (a)

9. Winners of the 2018 LET, LPGA, JLPGA and KLPGA money lists.

10. The top 30 in the Women's World Golf Rankings, not exempt above as of 1 July.

11. Winners of the Women's British Open, under age 60, provided they are still active.

Laura Davies, Catriona Matthew, Karrie Webb

12. Winners of the last five editions of the U.S. Women's Open, ANA Inspiration, and Women's PGA Championship, and The Evian Championship.

Brittany Lang

13. The leading five LPGA Tour members in the 2019 Marathon Classic who have entered the Championship and who are not otherwise exempt.

Tiffany Joh, Jennifer Kupcho, Linnea Strom, Mariajo Uribe, Pavarisa Yoktuan

14. The leading three LET members in the 2019 Ladies European Thailand Championship,[5] who have entered the Championship and who are not otherwise exempt.

Carmen Alonso and Kanyalak Preedasuttijit did not play.

15. The 2019 Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific champion, 2019 Womens Amateur Championship champion, 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur champion, 2019 European Ladies Amateur Championship champion, the 2018 Mark H. McCormack Medal winner, and the highest ranked women in the World Amateur Golf Ranking from Great Britain and Ireland as of week 25, and provided they are still amateurs at the time of the Championship

Alice Hewson, Emily Toy, Yuka Yasuda

Kristen Gillman forfeited her exemption as U.S. Women's Amateur champion by turning professional in November 2018. (She qualified under category 5.)
Jennifer Kupcho forfeited her exemption as the Mark H. McCormack Medal winner by turning professional in May 2019. (She qualified under category 13.)
Olivia Mehaffey did not play.

16. Any player who did not compete in the previous year's Women's British Open due to maternity, who subsequently received an extension of membership for the maternity from the player's home tour in the previous year, provided she was otherwise qualified to compete in the previous year's Women's British Open.

Karine Icher

17. Balance of the 90 LPGA Tour members.

M. J. Hur

Qualifiers: Jacqui Concolino, Valentine Derrey, Sandra Gal, Kylie Henry, Whitney Hillier, Frida Kinhult (a), Cheyenne Knight, Noora Komulainen, Ingrid Lindblad (a), Agathe Sauzon, Emma Spitz (a)

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (39) South America (2) Europe (51) Oceania (8) Asia (43) Africa (1)
  Canada (2)   Colombia (1)   England (14)   Australia (7)   China (4)   South Africa (1)
  Mexico (2)   Ecuador (1)   Scotland (3)   New Zealand (1)   India (1)
  Puerto Rico (1)   Austria (2)   Japan (9)
  United States (34)   Denmark (2)   South Korea (20)
  Finland (1)   Taiwan (2)
  France (5)   Thailand (7)
  Germany (6)
  Netherlands (1)
  Norway (2)
  Slovenia (1)
  Spain (3)
  Sweden (11)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Ariya Jutanugarn   Thailand 2016 68 70 72 70 280 −8 T11
Georgia Hall   England 2018 69 69 74 73 285 −3 T35
In-Kyung Kim   South Korea 2017 69 71 76 72 288 E T51

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Karrie Webb   Australia 2002 75 73 148 +4
Catriona Matthew   Scotland 2009 73 76 149 +5
Inbee Park   South Korea 2015 75 75 150 +6
Stacy Lewis   United States 2013 78 76 154 +10
Laura Davies   England 1986 82 75 157 +13

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ashleigh Buhai   South Africa 65 −7
T2 Danielle Kang   United States 66 −6
Hinako Shibuno   Japan
T4 Charley Hull   England 67 −5
Moriya Jutanugarn   Thailand
Megan Khang   United States
Park Sung-hyun   South Korea
T8 Ariya Jutanugarn   Thailand 68 −4
Ko Jin-young   South Korea
Lee Jeong-eun   South Korea

Second roundEdit

Friday, 2 August 2019

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ashleigh Buhai   South Africa 65-67=132 −12
2 Hinako Shibuno   Japan 66-69=135 −9
3 Lizette Salas   United States 69-67=136 −8
T4 Céline Boutier   France 71-66=137 −7
Charley Hull   England 67-70=137
Bronte Law   England 70-67=137
Caroline Masson   Germany 69-68=137
Park Sung-hyun   South Korea 67-70=137
T9 Carlota Ciganda   Spain 69-69=138 −6
Georgia Hall   England 69-69=138
Ariya Jutanugarn   Thailand 68-70=138
Danielle Kang   United States 66-72=138
Ko Jin-young   South Korea 68-70=138

Third roundEdit

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Hinako Shibuno   Japan 66-69-67=202 −14
2 Ashleigh Buhai   South Africa 65-67-72=204 −12
3 Park Sung-hyun   South Korea 67-70-68=205 −11
T4 Ko Jin-young   South Korea 68-70-68=206 −10
Morgan Pressel   United States 69-71-66=206
Lizette Salas   United States 69-67-70=206
T7 Carlota Ciganda   Spain 69-69-69=207 −9
Charley Hull   England 67-70-70=207
Bronte Law   England 70-67-70=207
T10 Lee Jeong-eun   South Korea 68-71-69=208 −8
Jing Yan   China 71-70-67=208

Final roundEdit

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Place Player Country Score To par Prize money (US$)
1 Hinako Shibuno   Japan 66-69-67-68=270 −18 675,000
2 Lizette Salas   United States 69-67-70-65=271 −17 409,838
3 Ko Jin-young   South Korea 68-70-68-66=272 −16 297,309
4 Morgan Pressel   United States 69-71-66-67=273 −15 229,992
5 Ashleigh Buhai   South Africa 65-67-72-70=274 −14 185,118
6 Céline Boutier   France 71-66-73-66=276 −12 151,459
7 Carlota Ciganda   Spain 69-69-69-70=277 −11 126,777
8 Park Sung-hyun   South Korea 67-70-68-73=278 −10 111,072
T9 Nelly Korda   United States 70-69-72-68=279 −9 95,364
Lee Jeong-eun   South Korea 68-71-69-71=279

ScorecardEdit

Final round

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4
  Shibuno −14 −14 −12 −12 −13 −13 −14 −13 −13 −14 −14 −15 −16 −16 −17 −17 −17 −18
  Salas −11 −12 −12 −13 −13 −12 −13 −13 −14 −15 −16 −16 −16 −16 −17 −17 −17 −17
  Ko −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −12 −13 −13 −13 −14 −14 −15 −16 −16 −16 −16 −16 −16
  Pressel −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −13 −13 −14 −15 −15 −16 −16 −15
  Buhai −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −13 −13 −13 −12 −13 −13 −14 −15 −15 −15 −14 −14 −14
  Boutier −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −11 −12 −12
  Ciganda −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −11 −11 −11 −11
  Park −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −11 −11 −11 −11 −10

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's Open raises prize fund to $4.5 million". ESPN. 8 July 2019.
  2. ^ "AIG announced as new sponsor for Women's British Open from 2019". Sky Sports. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Shibuno wins Women's British Open on debut". ESPN. Associated Press. 4 August 2019.
  4. ^ "The AIG Women's British Open Entry". AIG Women's British Open. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Three spots up for grabs in Thailand". AIG Women's British Open. 10 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Final Scoreboard". AIG Women's British Open. Retrieved 5 August 2019.

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