Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
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5 things you may not know about Georgia Hall

5 things you may not know about Georgia Hall

A flawless four-under 68 helped Aditi Ashok record her best ever finish in a Major as she ended her campaign at Tied-22nd in the Ricoh Women's British Open here.

Hall dedicated the win to her grandfather, saying: 'There's someone special at home who's going through a very bad time, so this is for you, granddad'.

Fittingly she did so with her father Wayne acting as her caddie, the former two-handicapper having named his daughter in honour of Nick Faldo's Masters triumph in Augusta, Georgia, in 1996. Hall would be the first Englishwomen to win the Open in 14 years.

Apart from her lone hiccup, Phatlum continued her relentless accuracy off the tee and into the green, carding a composed three-under-par 69 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

Golfers from Asia have won six of the last eight British Open's and it could well happen again.

She has already put some distance between numerous big names in women's golf.

Ko's ball striking set up many opportunities on day three and although she could only manage two birdies, she remained positive and said she would enter the final round with a more aggressive mindset.

Ryu was in danger of slipping down after two early bogeys, but roared back with four straight birdies from the fifth hole, and picked up three more shots on the back nine.

But Hall's most notable performance of a year ago was on her full Solheim Cup debut, winning two matches alongside Anna Nordqvist and taking the experienced Paul Creamer to the final hole of their hard-fought singles clash on the final day.

"It is too good to be true", Hall said.

Hall also wowed the fans at Centurion in May alongside Charley Hull, the pair reaching the quarter-finals of the GolfSixes and earning a 1-1 draw with their male English counterparts Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace.

The final round quickly turned into a head-to-head duel between Hall and overnight lead Phatlum, after South Korean Ryu So-yeon triple-bogeyed the third hole.

ENGLAND'S Georgia Hall produced a superb final round to claim her first major at the Women's British Open.

On the 13th hole, Hall made a 10-feet birdie to move to 16-under and therefore a share of the lead.

"I was loving it deep down, hitting the shots under pressure", said Hall, who barely showed any emotions all round.

Georgia Hall became just the third British woman to win the Women's British Open major after Karen Stupples's 2004 and Catriona Matthew's 2009 victories.

"I don't know what it is, but it is more enjoyable and fun the bigger the competition is. I've come this far, so all I do now is put on my best play", she said. "I'm so happy she won".

Over the 72 holes, Hall made only three bogeys - she could well afford the one at the last - and her six-birdie final round secured a two-shot victory over Pornanong. I want to be a good role model for young girls in Britain.

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