Brittany Lang wins the U.S. Womens Open, defeating Anna Nordqvist in a three-hole aggregate playoff for the win.
Both ladies finished the tournament at -5 under par for the tournament, Brittany carded a final round -1 under par 71 and was caught at the top by a charging Anna who posted -5 under 67.
Controversy surrounded the result as Anna was assessed to have grounded her club in a bunker, costing her a two shot penalty, and along with it any chance of the title.
Lydia Ko was upset with being put on the clock after a wayward tee shot on eleven;
“I decided to hit a full driver on nine and pulled it. And it was pretty thick there. I think I should have judged the lie a little better and maybe played a little smarter and laid up short of the hazard.”
” And then just lay up again and try and make up-and-down for par, but I don’t think it necessarily affected it”
“Maybe the few holes after because of my pull on nine kind of continued that way. But I don’t think the bogey on eight affected me to hit not a great shot on the tee shot on nine.”
“We got on the clock on 11. But we fell behind a little bit during the middle of our front nine. But I kind of felt bad, because I almost felt like it was a little bit more of my fault, because we were looking for the ball,” said Ko. “I was trying to get numbers and lay ups. It is tough to be on the clock when it is so windy and when every shot really counts. But we fell out of position and that’s the consequences with it.”
Lydia finished T3 with Amy Yang, 36-hole leader Sung Hyun Park, and Eun Hee Ji, all at -4 under par.
A par round f rom Lydia would have given her the title.