2014 Women's British Open

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2014 Ricoh Women's British Open
Tournament information
Dates10–13 July 2014
LocationSouthport, England
Course(s)Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Organized byLadies' Golf Union
Tour(s)Ladies European Tour
LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,458 yards (5,905 m)[1]
Field144 players, 70 after cut
Cut150 (+6)
Prize fund$3,000,000
2,204,591
£1,756,647
Winner's share$474,575
€348,748
£277,887
Champion
United States Mo Martin
287 (−1)
Location Map
Royal Birkdale Golf Club is located in England
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Location in England
Royal Birkdale Golf Club is located in Merseyside
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Location in Merseyside, north of Liverpool
Royal Birkdale Golf Club is located in Southport
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Location in Southport
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The 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open was played 10–13 July at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. It was the 38th Women's British Open, and the 14th as a major championship on the LPGA Tour. It was the sixth Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale, the most recent was four years earlier in 2010. ESPN and BBC Sport televised the event from Royal Birkdale.

Mo Martin won her first major, one shot ahead of runners-up Shanshan Feng and Suzann Pettersen. Martin led after 36 holes at 138 (−6) after consecutive rounds of 69, but fell three shots back with a 77 (+5) on Saturday, tied with six others for seventh place. An hour ahead of the final pair on a clear and breezy Sunday, she shot even par, capped by an eagle at the final hole. Her second shot from the fairway on the par 5 nearly holed out for an albatross (double eagle); it rolled onto the green and struck the flagstick, stopping six feet (1.8 m) away. She sank the putt and waited for the others to finish, preparing for a potential playoff. It was Martin's first win on the LPGA Tour,[2][3] and moved her from 99 to 26 in the women's world rankings.[4]

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 16 exemption categories for the 2014 Women's British Open.[5][6]

  1. The top 15 finishers (and ties) from the 2013 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 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 2014.
  8. Winners of the 2013 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 the U.S. Women's Open, Kraft Nabisco Championship, and LPGA Championship.
  11. Winner of the 2013 Japan LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup.
  12. The leading five LPGA Tour members upon completion of 36 holes in the 2014 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic who have entered the Championship and who are not otherwise exempt.
  13. The leading three LET members in the 2014 ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters, who have entered the Championship and who are not otherwise exempt.
  14. The 2014 British Ladies Amateur champion, 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur champion, 2013 International European Ladies Amateur Championship champion, winner or next available player in the 2013 LGU Order of Merit, 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.
  16. Balance of the 90 LPGA Tour members

Qualifiers:[7]

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (35) South America (3) Europe (49) Oceania (11) Asia (43) Africa (3)
 Canada (1)  Chile (1)  England (13)  Australia (9)  China (2)  South Africa (3)
 United States (34)  Colombia (1)  Scotland (4)  New Zealand (2)  Israel (1)
 Paraguay (1)  Wales (2)  Japan (11)
 Northern Ireland (1)  South Korea (21)
 Czech Republic (1)  Taiwan (2)
 Denmark (3)  Thailand (6)
 France (6)
 Germany (2)
 Italy (2)
 Netherlands (2)
 Norway (2)
 Russia (1)
 Spain (4)
 Sweden (6)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Stacy Lewis  United States 2013 71 74 70 78 293 +5 T12
Jiyai Shin  South Korea 2008, 2012 72 75 71 79 297 +9 T29
Jeong Jang  South Korea 2005 73 74 74 79 300 +12 T45

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Karrie Webb  Australia 2002 72 79 151 +7
Yani Tseng  Taiwan 2010, 2011 82 72 154 +10
Catriona Matthew  Scotland 2009 74 83 157 +13
Karen Stupples  England 2004 77 81 158 +14
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 2001 79 WD 79 +7

Course[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 430 410 373 175 338 478 145 413 397 3,159 360 352 149 430 163 499 358 516 472 3,299 6,458
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 35 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 5 37 72

Source:[1]

Previous lengths of the course for the Women's British Open (since 2001):

  • 2010: 6,458 yards (5,905 m), par 72
  • 2005: 6,463 yards (5,910 m), par 72

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ayako Uehara  Japan 68 −4
2 Mo Martin  United States 69 −3
T3 Mina Harigae  United States 70 −2
Sarah Kemp  Australia
Morgan Pressel  United States
T6 Holly Clyburn  England 71 −1
Stacy Lewis  United States
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea
Amy Yang  South Korea
T10 Marina Alex  United States 72 E
Julieta Granada  Paraguay
Lydia Ko  New Zealand
Jessica Korda  United States
Amelia Lewis  United States
Ai Miyazato  Japan
Azahara Muñoz  Spain
Anna Nordqvist  Sweden
Inbee Park  South Korea
Suzann Pettersen  Norway
Jiyai Shin  South Korea
Emma Talley (a)  United States
Lexi Thompson  United States
Karrie Webb  Australia

Second round[edit]

Friday, 11 July 2014

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Mo Martin  United States 69-69=138 −6
T2 Beatriz Recari  Spain 74-67=141 −3
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 71-70=141
T4 Sun-Ju Ahn  South Korea 75-67=142 −2
Julieta Granada  Paraguay 72-70=142
T6 Ariya Jutanugarn  Thailand 75-68=143 −1
Amelia Lewis  United States 72-71=143
Gwladys Nocera  France 73-70=143
Amy Yang  South Korea 71-72=143
T10 Shanshan Feng  China 73-71=144 E
Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 74-70=144
Jessica Korda  United States 72-72=144
Azahara Muñoz  Spain 72-72=144
Inbee Park  South Korea 72-72=144
Morgan Pressel  United States 70-74=144

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Inbee Park  South Korea 72-72-68=212 −4
T2 Sun-Ju Ahn  South Korea 75-67-71=213 −3
Shanshan Feng  China 73-71-69=213
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 72-73-68=213
T5 Julieta Granada  Paraguay 72-70-72=214 −2
Amelia Lewis  United States 72-71-71=214
T7 Charley Hull  England 73-76-66=215 −1
Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 74-70-71=215
Stacy Lewis  United States 71-74-70=215
Mo Martin  United States 69-69-77=215
Beatriz Recari  Spain 74-67-74=215
So-Yeon Ryu  South Korea 71-70-74=215
Amy Yang  South Korea 71-72-72=215

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Mo Martin  United States 69-69-77-72=287 −1 474,575
T2 Shanshan Feng  China 73-71-69-75=288 E 235,204
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 72-73-68-75=288
4 Inbee Park  South Korea 72-72-68-77=289 +1 151,532
T5 Julieta Granada  Paraguay 72-70-72-77=291 +3 104,425
Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 74-70-71-76=291
Jessica Korda  United States 72-72-73-74=291
Angela Stanford  United States 74-72-70-75=291
T9 Sun-Ju Ahn  South Korea 75-67-71-79=292 +4 72,911
Marina Alex  United States 72-76-68-76=292
Laura Davies  England 75-72-72-73=292

Source:[9][10]

Amateurs: Talley (+6), Hall (+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 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 5
United States Martin E E E E +1 E E E E E E E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 −1
China Feng −3 −2 −1 E −1 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E E
Norway Pettersen −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −1 −1 E E E +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 E
South Korea Park −4 −3 −3 −2 −2 −3 −3 −2 −3 −1 E E −1 E E E E +1
South Korea Ahn −1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E E E +1 +2 +4 +4 +4 +4 +5 +4 +4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ricoh Women's British Open: Course Statistics". Ladies' Golf Union. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Mo Martin wins British Open". ESPN. Associated Press. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Mo Martin wins Women's British Open to cap a Cinderella story". Guardian. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Rolex Rankings Move of the Week: Mo Martin". LPGA. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  5. ^ "2014 Ricoh Women's British Open – Competition Entry Details". Ladies' Golf Union. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Ricoh Women's British Open – Tournament Entry List". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Ricoh Women's British Open Final-Qualifying". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  8. ^ Edwards, Michael (10 July 2014). "Williams gets late call up to Women's British Open". The Herts Advertiser.
  9. ^ a b "Ricoh Women's British Open". Ladies European Tour. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Leaderboard: RICOH Women's British Open". Yahoo! Sports. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2014 U.S. Women's Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
2014 LPGA Championship

Coordinates: 53°37′19″N 3°01′59″W / 53.622°N 3.033°W / 53.622; -3.033