Rebecca Artis, from Australia, won the Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links in Scotland.
In blustery, drizzly conditions at Dundonald Links, Rebecca shot a final round -6 under par 66 which destroyed the rest of the field and enabled her to win the Ladies Scottish Open, her second Ladies European Tour title. Her winning total was -6 under par, and it could have been better, she carded a double bogey five on the par three 4th hole, but there was no doubt she was the Lady of the Links today, starting six shots behind the leader.
She mentioned her recovery after that double bogey on the 4th;
“To come back and birdie five and six straight after that was huge to get the momentum back on track and not let it bother me.”
“Sometimes you fight all your life to try and get that first win and sometimes the second win is maybe even harder.”
“I’ve been playing some really consistent golf since the start of the year, putting myself in contention week in, week out.”
“I knew that with the conditions the way they were predicted to be today that if I went out and played some solid golf, then I wouldn’t be far away.”
“I’ve got my coaches over here from Australia, Gary and Luke Edwin. Whenever they’re around I feel like I go to a new confidence level with my overall game.”
Suzann Pettersen, who started the day in the lead, fell away, carding a +2 over par 74, dropping her to second place at -4 under par;
“I played pretty well today and gave myself a lot of chances. It was not on the easy side. For Artis to shoot 66, definitely deserves to win.”
“I had my chances. I bogeyed 16 and had a look at 17 after two great shots. 18 I miscalculated. It was more into and the ball spun up on me. I had to give it a go. Eagle would win it, birdie would tie. It’s fine.”
Holly Clyburn finished in third position on her own at -2 under par for the competition, she too carded a final round +2 over par 74, blaming her putter for most of the damage;
“Tee to green I was fantastic and up to par with Suzann but didn’t putt very well.”
World #2 Lydia Ko ended up tying for fourth place at -1 under par, sharing that position with Klara Spilkova and Hannah Burke.
Lydia was happy with her preparations for next weeks British Women’s Open at Trump Turnberry Resort, in Scotland;
“I think it was good preparation for the Women’s British Open.”
“I don’t know what the weather will bring next week but that was the big thing, to get more experience playing links golf. I think it was great.”