2013 Women's British Open

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2013 Ricoh Women's British Open
Tournament information
Dates 1–4 August 2013
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews
Organized by Ladies' Golf Union
Tour(s) Ladies European Tour
LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,672 yards (6,101 m)[1]
Field 144 players, 69 after cut
Cut 145 (+1)
Prize fund $2,750,000
2,069,631
£1,803,275
Winner's share $402,584
€302,982
£263,989
Champion
United States Stacy Lewis
280 (−8)
St Andrews is located in Scotland
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Location in Scotland
St Andrews is located in Fife
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Location in Fife, Scotland

The 2013 Ricoh Women's British Open was played 1–4 August at the Old Course at St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland. It was the 38th Women's British Open, and the 13th as a major championship on the LPGA Tour. It was the second Women's British Open at St Andrews, the first was six years earlier in 2007.

Stacy Lewis won her second major, two shots ahead of runners-up Na Yeon Choi and Hee Young Park. High winds on Saturday caused a suspension of play at mid-day until Sunday morning; the leaders played 36 holes on Sunday under clear skies and breezy conditions. It was Lewis' first win at the Women's British Open.[2]

The win snapped at ten the longest streak in history without an American winning a women's major title. Lewis was the last American to win, at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in April 2011, 28 months earlier. In between, the ten majors had all been won by Asian-born competitors.

Five years earlier, Lewis was a member of the winning Curtis Cup team in 2008, played at St Andrews. She won all five of her matches at the Old Course in her final amateur competition.[2][3]

Inbee Park's pursuit of a fourth straight major came up short as she faded in the final two rounds to finish at 294 (+6), fourteen strokes back, in a tie for 42nd place.

Field[edit]

The field for the tournament was set at 144, 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 15 exemption categories for the 2013 Women's British Open.[4]

  1. The top 15 finishers (and ties) from the 2012 Women's British Open.
  2. The top 10 Ladies European Tour members in the Women's World Golf Rankings not already exempt under category 1.
  3. The top 30 LPGA Tour members in the Women's World Golf Rankings not already exempt under category 1.
  4. The top 25 on the current LET money list not already exempt under category 1 or 2.
  5. The top 40 on the current LPGA Tour money list not already exempt exempt under category 1 or 3.
  6. The top five on the current LPGA of Japan Tour (JLPGA) money list not already exempt under category 1, 2, 3 or 11.
  7. Winners of any recognised LET or LPGA Tour events in the calendar year 2013.
  8. Winners of the 2012 LET, LPGA, JLPGA and KLPGA money lists.
  9. Winners of the last 10 editions of the Women's British Open.
  10. Winners of the last five editions of one of the other three LPGA majors.
  11. Winner of the 2012 Japan LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup.
  12. The leading five LPGA Tour members upon completion of 36 holes in the 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic who have entered the Championship and who are not otherwise exempt.
  13. The leading three LET members in the 2013 ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters, who have entered the Championship and who are not otherwise exempt.
  14. The 2013 British Ladies Amateur champion, 2012 Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play champion, 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur champion, 2012 International European Ladies Amateur Championship champion, and the Mark H. McCormack Medal holder provided they are still amateurs at the time of the Championship and a maximum of two other leading amateurs at the discretion of the Ladies' Golf Union.
  15. Any players granted special exemptions from qualifying by the Championship Committee.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Catriona Matthew  Scotland 2009 68 74 68 78 288 E T11
Jiyai Shin  South Korea 2008, 2012 71 72 77 73 293 +5 T36
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 2001 71 73 75 76 295 +7 T47

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Yani Tseng  Taiwan 2010, 2011 72 74 146 +2
Jeong Jang  South Korea 2005 72 78 150 +6
Karen Stupples  England 2004 74 76 150 +6
Karrie Webb  Australia 2002 74 76 150 +6

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Burn 376 4 10 Bobby Jones 340 4
2 Dyke 400 4 11 High (In) 160 3
3 Cartgate (Out) 370 4 12 Heathery (In) 314 4
4 Ginger Beer 406 4 13 Hole O'Cross (In) 407 4
5 Hole O'Cross (Out) 561 5 14 Long 520 5
6 Heathery (Out) 369 4 15 Cartgate (In) 414 4
7 High (Out) 353 4 16 Corner of the Dyke 381 4
8 Short 154 3 17 Road 443 4
9 End 347 4 18 Tom Morris 357 4
Out 3,336 36 In 3,336 36
Source:[1] Total 6,672 72

Previous length of the course for the Women's British Open:

  • 2007: 6,638 yards (6,070 m), par 73   (#17 Road was played as a par 5)

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Camilla Lennarth  Sweden 66 −6
Morgan Pressel  United States
T3 Nicole Castrale  United States 67 −5
Na Yeon Choi  South Korea
Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea
Mi-Jeong Jeon  South Korea
Stacy Lewis  United States
Sydnee Michaels  United States
Ryann O'Toole  United States
T10 Dori Carter  United States 68 −4
Paula Creamer  United States
Georgia Hall (a)  England
Danielle Kang  United States
Pernilla Lindberg  Sweden
Catriona Matthew  Scotland
Lizette Salas  United States
Liz Young  England

Source:[5]

Second round[edit]

Friday, 2 August 2013

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 67-67=134 −10
2 Miki Saiki  Japan 69-66=135 −9
3 Morgan Pressel  United States 66-70=136 −8
T4 Nicole Castrale  United States 67-70=137 −7
Jee Young Lee  South Korea 70-67=137
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 70-67=137
7 Mikaela Parmlid  Sweden 69-69=138 −6
T8 Mamiko Higa  Japan 70-69=139 −5
Stacy Lewis  United States 67-72=139
Hee Young Park  South Korea 70-69=139
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 69-70=139
Angela Stanford  United States 69-70=139

Source:[6]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 3 August 2013
Sunday, 4 August 2013

Sunny skies for Saturday, but very high winds caused suspension of play just after noon, with those on the first page of the leaderboard yet to tee off. Play was not restarted, and the third round resumed early Sunday morning.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Morgan Pressel  United States 66-70-71=207 −9
2 Stacy Lewis  United States 67-72-69=208 −8
T3 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 67-67-75=209 −7
Hee Young Park  South Korea 70-69-70=209
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 70-67-72=209
Miki Saiki  Japan 69-66-74=209
T7 Meena Lee  South Korea 71-69-70=210 −6
Catriona Matthew  Scotland 68-74-68=210
9 Mamiko Higa  Japan 70-69-72=211 −5
T10 Dori Carter  United States 68-72-72=212 −4
Paula Creamer  United States 68-72-72=212
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 69-70-73=212
Lizette Salas  United States 68-72-72=212

Source:[7]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 4 August 2013

The competitors kept their same pairing from the third round to expedite play, as the leaders had to complete 36 holes on Sunday. Lewis birdied the final two holes and waited for nearly an hour for the final pairing to finish. Her five-iron approach shot at the #17 Road Hole rolled to 3 feet (0.9 m) at the most difficult hole on the Old Course.[8] On the final hole, Lewis used a putter for her approach from 40 yards (37 m) and then sank the birdie putt from 25 feet (8 m).[2]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Stacy Lewis  United States 67-72-69-72=280 −8 402,584
T2 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 67-67-75-73=282 −6 198,296
Hee Young Park  South Korea 70-69-70-73=282
T4 Suzann Pettersen  Norway 70-67-72-74=283 −5 116,089
Morgan Pressel  United States 66-70-71-76=283
6 Lizette Salas  United States 68-72-72-73=285 −3 91,094
T7 Mamiko Higa  Japan 70-69-72-75=286 −2 78,318
Miki Saiki  Japan 69-66-74-77=286
T9 Nicole Castrale  United States 67-70-76-74=287 −1 64,432
Natalie Gulbis  United States 71-72-74-70=287

Source:[9]

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4
United States Lewis −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −6 −6 −7 −6 −6 −7 −8
South Korea Choi −7 −7 −8 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −8 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6
South Korea Park −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −7 −6 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6
Norway Pettersen −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −5 −6 −5 −5 −4 −5
United States Pressel −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −8 −8 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2013 Women's British Open, Scorecard: Inbee Park". Ladies European Tour. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Ferguson, Doug (4 August 2013). "Lewis wins Women's British Open at St. Andrews". Houston Chronicle. Associated Press. Retrieved 4 August 2013. [dead link]
  3. ^ "U.S. wins sixth consecutive Curtis Cup with 13-7 victory on The Old Course at St. Andrews". USGA. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "2013 Ricoh Women's British Open – Competition Entry Conditions". Ladies' Golf Union. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "First round leaderboard, 2013 Ricoh Women's British Open". LPGA. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Second round leaderboard, 2013 Ricoh Women's British Open". LPGA. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Third round leaderboard, 2013 Ricoh Women's British Open". LPGA. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (4 August 2013). "Perfect shot propels Stacy Lewis". ESPNW. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Final round leaderboard, 2013 Ricoh Women's British Open". LPGA. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2013 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2013 Evian Championship

Coordinates: 56°20′35″N 2°48′11″W / 56.343°N 2.803°W / 56.343; -2.803