South Korea's Hur ends LPGA drought with Scottish Open triumph

Tanya Simon
August 13, 2019

The Koreans who dominate the LPGA and the world of women's golf are pretty much unflappable in any conditions and Mi Jung Hur proved it conquering the Scottish weather and terrain on her way to the Aberdeen Standard Management Scottish Open title at a sodden Renaissance yesterday.

After playing the first eight holes in 1-over par, Hur had four straight birdies from the ninth and also birdied Nos.

The win was Hur's third career title on the LPGA Tour and she earned 225-thousand dollars in prize money. "I just have to play tomorrow".

Lee6, a newcomer to links golf, won the U.S. Women's Open in June in SC.

"I think am still in the competition because when I won 2017, it wasn't good weather and I was six strokes behind at that time so I really have confidence right now".

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South Korea's Mi Hyang Lee finished alone in fourth place after shooting 3-under 68 for the second straight day to finish at 15-under for the tournament.

Asked when she felt she could go on and claim the win, she picked out the long 12th. "I just played with my confidence after that", she said. "He was the same today when I three-putted the third hole".

Carly Booth, the 2012 victor, finished as leading Scot in joint-ninth after a closing 71 for 274. "It was a shame to have two bogeys in the last three holes but I had a good week and I'll take my top-10 for the week".

After a damaging 81 on Saturday, Kylie Henry bounced back with a gutsy 66 to finish joint 50th on level-par. "I'm probably going to be quite a few shots back, but obviously that means I can be pretty aggressive and I don't have to leave anything out there".

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