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.
|Dates||1–4 August 2019|
|Course(s)||Woburn Golf Club|
|Organized by||The R&A|
|Tour(s)||Ladies European Tour|
|Length||6,463 yards (5,910 m)|
|Field||144 players, 72 after cut|
|Prize fund||US$4.5 million|
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.
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.
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
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
- Brittany Lincicome (12) did not play.
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
- Haru Nomura did not play.
6. The top five on the current LPGA of Japan Tour (JLPGA) money list not exempt under (1), (2), (3) as of 1 July.
- Jiyai Shin (11) did not play.
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.
- Cho Jeong-min did not play.
8. Winners of any recognised LET or LPGA Tour events in the calendar year 2019.
9. Winners of the 2018 LET, LPGA, JLPGA and KLPGA money lists.
- Ahn Sun-ju did not play.
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.
13. The leading five LPGA Tour members in the 2019 Marathon Classic who have entered the Championship and who are not otherwise exempt.
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
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.
17. Balance of the 90 LPGA Tour members.
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)|
Past champions in the fieldEdit
Made the cutEdit
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|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|
|Inbee Park||South Korea||2015||75||75||150||+6|
|Stacy Lewis||United States||2013||78||76||154||+10|
Thursday, 1 August 2019
|1||Ashleigh Buhai||South Africa||65||−7|
|T2||Danielle Kang||United States||66||−6|
|Megan Khang||United States|
|Park Sung-hyun||South Korea|
|Ko Jin-young||South Korea|
|Lee Jeong-eun||South Korea|
Friday, 2 August 2019
|1||Ashleigh Buhai||South Africa||65-67=132||−12|
|3||Lizette Salas||United States||69-67=136||−8|
|Park Sung-hyun||South Korea||67-70=137|
|Danielle Kang||United States||66-72=138|
|Ko Jin-young||South Korea||68-70=138|
Saturday, 3 August 2019
|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|
|T10||Lee Jeong-eun||South Korea||68-71-69=208||−8|
Sunday, 4 August 2019
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Prize money (US$)|
|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|
|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|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey
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