Mu Jung Hur wins Ladies Scottish Open

Ross Houston
August 13, 2019

Jutanugarn, who carded six birdies and two bogeys in the round, is 16 under for the tournament, one shot ahead of South Koreans Mi Jung Hur and Jeongeun Lee6.

She was doused with a bottle of champagne by her husband after finishing at 20-under 264 for her third LPGA victory, maintaining her record of winning once every five years, following previous successes in 2009 and 2014.

Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn showed exactly why she is one of the best players in the world, surging through the field on the back nine with three birdies in a four-hole stretch, to give herself a chance of lifting the title once again. The 25-year-old is once again paired with Hur tomorrow and joined by 2019 U.S Open victor Jeongeun Lee6 in the final group at 11.10am.

Hur finished joint second behind her compatriot, Mi Hyang Lee, at Dundonald Links two years ago in similar foul weather.

"I didn't know that", she said after landing a £190,000 top prize for this triumph. "I don't think I'm good in the bad weather, but I had a good round today, so I can say I'm a pretty good player with the bad weather". "I had a really short third shot, left the putt really short but then rolled in the next one from 30 feet".

Carly Booth, the 2012 victor, finished as leading Scot in joint-ninth after a closing 71 for 274.

Three further gains from the tenth saw Jutanugarn hit the front for the first time, a position she would not relinquish. "So that's why I've been starting playing a lot better than before".

"I can't complain", said the 27-year-old from Comrie.

"Gary was very good on Thursday when I bogeyed two holes in a row, he kept telling me I could win", she said.

"This is the only event where I have some family, so it's always nice to come back and play in Scotland".

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