Golf – AIG Ladies’s Open – Carnoustie, Scotland, Britain – August 22, 2021 Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist holds her trophy and celebrates after successful the Open Motion Photographs through Reuters/Craig Brough
August 22, 2021
(Reuters) – Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist captured the ladies’s British Open title with a one-shot win at Carnoustie on Sunday for her third main triumph after holding her nerve to beat Denmark’s Nanna Madsen in a tense ultimate gap.
The in a single day leaders have been locked at 12-under heading into the 18th in an exhilarating ultimate spherical by which six gamers have been tied for high spot at nine-under at one level.
However it was Nordqvist who delivered beneath strain with a par after Madsen had discovered the bunker together with her wayward method shot en path to a double bogey that pushed her down the leaderboard to tied-fifth at 10-under.
England’s 2018 champion Georgia Corridor was tied for second place at 11-under general alongside Swede Madelene Sagstrom and American Lizette Salas.
The victory meant 34-year-old Nordqvist, who went three-under within the ultimate spherical, grew to become Sweden’s first ladies’s British Open champion since Annika Sorenstam in 2003. Her ninth profession win earned her $870,000 in prize cash.
“That is actually particular. I’ve been ready for this for some time,” Nordqvist advised reporters. “I haven’t gained one in a few years. There have been a whole lot of downs since then, which makes it even sweeter.
“I’m so blissful to be right here. My husband lives 20 minutes away from right here and this place is actually particular… I like the followers being again, I’ve cherished the environment.”
Nordqvist was flawless on the entrance 9 by which she carded birdies on the sixth, eighth and ninth holes, earlier than enjoying it protected after the flip following a bogey on the twelfth with a sole gained shot two holes later.
Australia’s Minjee Lee produced a blistering six-under-par within the ultimate spherical to complete tied fifth alongside Madsen.
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; enhancing by Clare Fallon)