The 21-year-old Ji-Yai Shin played superbly to win the Women’s British Open at Sunningdale, yesterday. Shin finished a great weekend’s performance on 18 under with a fantastic 66, three shots ahead of Ya-Ni Tseng of Taiwan.
It was interesting to see how many Asian ladies finished in the top 20, showing there is a real dominance in the sport.
There was an amzing 13 Asian players in the top 20, including nine Koreans. The British open betting certainly backed one of them to win the tournament.
Ji-Yai Shin’s victory is yet another win this year by Asian players following Ya-Ni Tseng’s victory in the LPGA Championship and Korea’s Inbee Park success in the Women’s US Open.
The Women’s British Open defending champion, Mexico’s Lorena Ochoa, finished on 11 under, while probably the greatest women’s golfer of all time, Annika Sorenstam, finished on six under in her final major.
Cristie Kerr, who finished sixth on 12 under, was the highest-placed American, while Finland’s Minea Blomqvist, who finished tied for 17th on eight under, was the top European.