2007 Women's British Open

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2007 Women's British Open
Tournament information
Dates 2–5 August 2007
Location St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews
Organized by Ladies' Golf Union
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Ladies European Tour
Statistics
Par 73
Length 6,638 yards (6,070 m)[1]
Field 149 players, 69 after cut[2]
Cut 151 (+5)
Prize fund $2,000,000
1,478,135
Winner's share $320,512
€236,880[3]
Champion
Mexico Lorena Ochoa
287 (−5)
St Andrews is located in Scotland
St Andrews
St Andrews
Location in Scotland

The 2007 Women's British Open was the 31st Women's British Open, held 2–5 August at the Old Course at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. It was the seventh as a major championship on the LPGA Tour and the first-ever women's professional event at the Old Course.[4][5]

Lorena Ochoa shot a bunker-free and bogey-free 67 (−6) in the opening round and led wire-to-wire to win the first of her two major titles, four strokes ahead of runners-up Maria Hjorth and Jee Young Lee.[4][5][6][7]

Prior to Ochoa, the last to win a first major at the Old Course was Tony Lema, 43 years earlier in 1964.[4] This was the first Women's British Open sponsored by Ricoh, the previous twenty were by Weetabix.

Field[edit]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 2001 73 73 75 72 293 +1 T5
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 2003 72 71 77 76 296 +4 T16
Sherri Steinhauer  United States 2006 72 71 80 74 297 +5 T23
Karrie Webb  Australia 2002 77 73 74 75 299 +7 T28
Karen Stupples  England 2004 75 72 78 76 301 +9 T42

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Jeong Jang  South Korea 2005 76 77 153 +7

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) 514 5 14 Long 523 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 453 5
9 End 347 4 18 Tom Morris 357 4
Out 3,289 36 In 3,349 37
Total 6,638 73

Source:[7][8]

  • The Road Hole, No. 17, was played as a par 5 for this championship, and was the easiest hole relative to par.[8][9]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, 5 August 2007

Place Player Nation Score To par Money ($)
1 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 67-73-73-74=287 −5 320,512
T2 Maria Hjorth  Sweden 75-73-72-71=291 −1 170,272
Jee Young Lee  South Korea 72-73-75-71=291
4 Reilley Rankin  United States 73-74-74-71=292 E 110,176
T5 Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 73-71-77-72=293 +1 84,135
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 73-73-75-72=293
T7 Paula Creamer  United States 73-75-74-72=294 +2 61,098
Catriona Matthew  Scotland 73-68-80-73=294
Miki Saiki  Japan 76-70-81-67=294
Linda Wessberg  South Korea 74-73-72-75=294

Source:[1][2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Golf: Women's British Open". Spokesman-Review. 6 August 2007. p. C4. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Leaderboard: 2007 Ricoh Women's British Open". Yahoo! Sports. 5 August 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ricoh Women's British Open: 2007 Leaderboard". Ladies European Tour. 5 August 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d Millward, Robert (6 August 2007). "Major relief". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. p. D-9. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Anderson, Kelli (13 August 2007). "Long Time Coming". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ochoa opens with 67 at British". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 3 August 2007. p. D-3. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Lorena Ochoa: 2007 Ricoh Women's British Open". Ladies European Tour. 5 August 2007. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "2007 Ricoh Women's British Open: Course Statistics". Ladies Golf Union. 5 August 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ochoa early leader at St. Andrews; Wie shoots 73". ESPN. Associated Press. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°20′36″N 2°48′10″W / 56.3433°N 2.8028°W / 56.3433; -2.8028