Who is Georgia Hall? 2018 Women’s British Open champion golfer revealed

Ross Houston
August 9, 2018

Georgia Hall of England reeled in long-time leader Pornanong Phatlum in a final-round duel at Royal Lytham to win the Women's British Open for her first major title on Sunday.

Phatlum, who had started the day with a shot advantage, eventually fell short after a costly double-bogey on the pair's 71st hole of the tournament. I think the crowds love golf, they love seeing their LPGA players here.

Georgia was born during the 1996 Masters won by English golfer Nick Faldo at Augusta, Ga.

Hall, meanwhile, upstaged all to register her very first win since turning professional when she carded a closing five-under-par 67.

Wayne Hall was on the bag for his daughter
Wayne Hall left was on the bag for his daughter

Hall, who receives a check of $490,000, became the first English major victor since Karen Stupples won this event in 2004, and the fourth overall along with Laura Davies and Alison Nicholas.

Atthaya Thitikul, Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes on August 2, 2018 in Lytham St Annes, England.

Starting the day one shot off the pace, the world No.8 made bogey on her third hole before stringing together three birdies to head in the right direction.

Ryu, who has three top-10 British Open finishes climbed up the leaderboard with a run of six birdies from the fifth to the 12th.

Pornanong closed with a 70 for 15 under par with South Korea's Ryu So-yeon in third place on 13 under after a 70 that was blighted by a triple-bogey seven at the third.

The resulting bogey saw the 28-year-old's lead cut to a single shot and Hall kept it that way thanks to a superb par save on the ninth after finding a greenside bunker with her tee shot. Hall's missed birdie putt became irrelevant when Phatlum doubled.

★ Now her Cinderella story is set to inspire other young sportspeople wanting to get a taste of world-class action.

"I was very confident going into this event from past year (equal third) and I love links golf and I'm playing in England, which is very rare". "It was my goal when I was nine to win the British Open".

A week before defending his PGA Championship title, Justin Thomas on Sunday demonstrated that his game is in excellent shape as he blew away the field for a four-stroke victory at the World Golf Championships (WGC) Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

But instead of reflecting on the past, the former Oakmead College pupil hoped her triumph would inspire the next generation. She was in the final group in the Open previous year, and finished in a tie for third.

"I'm glad I finally played well around here, just in time for it to leave", Thomas said.

Playing in the final group with Rory McIlroy, the 25-year-old Thomas never let anyone closer than two shots of the lead.

A birdie at No. 10 put him three shots behind, but Johnson bogeyed the last hole for a 64 and shared third with Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark.

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