British Women's Open


 

The British Women's Open

 
The British Women's Open tournament results, listed below, are sorted by year and feature the title sponsor, name of winner, golf tournament venue, score and prize money.  

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2020
Ricoh
(TBA)
Jul 2020
tba
The Ricoh Women's British Open (44th).
2019
Ricoh
(TBA)
Jul 2019
tba
The Ricoh Women's British Open (43rd).
2018
Ricoh
Hall, Georgia
Royal Lytham
271 (-17)
$490,000
The Ricoh Women's British Open (42nd) (Aug 2-5). Second-placed Pornanong Phatlum (Thai) finished 2 shots behind 22-year-old Hall (Eng), who claimed her first Ladies European Tour, LPGA Tour and major championship win. Hall was the only player to shoot four sub-70 rounds. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
2017
Ricoh
Kim, I.K.
270 (-18)
$504,821
The Ricoh Women's British Open (41st) (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Eng) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor). [Kingsbarns Links, nr St Andrews, Fife].
2016
Ricoh
Jutanugarn, Ariya
272 (-16)
$412,047
The Ricoh Women's British Open (40th) (July 28-31). Second-placed Mo Martin (USA) and Mirim Lee (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind 20-year-old Jutanugarn (Thai), who became the first Thai golfer (man or woman) to win a major championship title. [Marquess course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
2015
Ricoh
276 (-12)
$450,000
The Ricoh Women's British Open (39th) (Jul 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Young Ko Jin (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Park (S Kor), who claimed her seventh major championship title. Joint third were So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) and Korean-born Lydia Ko (NZ) in an event dominated by Korean-born players. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
2014
Ricoh
287 (-1)
$474,575
The Ricoh Women's British Open (38th) (July 10-13). Second-placed Shanshan Feng (China) and Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 1 shot behind Martin (USA), who snatched victory with an eagle-three at the final hole. This was Martin's first win on a major tour. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
2013
Ricoh
280 (-8)
$402,583
The Ricoh Women's British Open (37th) (Aug 1-4). Second-placed Hee Young Park (S Kor) and Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Lewis (USA). On the final day Lewis clinched victory with a birdie-birdie finish on the Old Course's famous 17th and 18th holes. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
2012
Ricoh
279 (-9)
$428,650
The Ricoh Women's British Open (36th) (Sept 13-16). Second-placed Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 9 shots behind Shin (S Kor). Shin's victory ensured all four women's majors in 2012 were won by Asian golfers (3 from Korea, 1 from China). [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
2011
Ricoh
272 (-16)
$392,133
The Ricoh Women's British Open (35th) (July 28-31). Second-placed Brittany Lang (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Tseng (Taiw). At age 22, Tseng became the youngest ever winner (man or woman) of five majors. This was her fourth win in the eight women's major championships played in 2010-11. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
2010
Ricoh
277 (-11)
$408,714
The Ricoh Women's British Open (34th) (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Katherine Hull (Aus) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Tseng (Taiw), who claimed her second major championship win of 2010. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
2009
Ricoh
285 (-3)
$335,000
The Ricoh Women's British Open (33rd) (Jul 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Matthew (Scot), who became the first Scot and only the fourth Briton to win a women's major championship. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
2008
Ricoh
270 (-18)
$314,464
The Ricoh Women's British Open (32nd) (Jul 31-Aug 3). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) finished 3 shots behind 20-year-old Shin (S Kor), who won her first major championship title and became the youngest ever winner of this event. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
2007
Ricoh
287 (-5)
$320,512
The Ricoh Women's British Open (31st) (Aug 2-5). Second-placed Maria Hjorth (Swe) and Jee Young Lee (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind first-time major championship winner Ochoa (Mex). The first professional event for women to be played at the home of golf. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
2006
Weetabix
281 (-7)
$305,440
The Weetabix Women's British Open (30th) (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Sophie Gustafson (Swe) and Cristie Kerr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Steinhauer (USA). This was Steinhauer's third win in this event (the first two coming before its recognition as an LPGA major championship). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
2005
Weetabix
272 (-16)
$280,208
The Weetabix Women's British Open (29th) (July 28-31). Second-placed Sophie Gustafson (Swe) finished 4 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Jang (S Kor), who recorded her first win as a tour professional. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
2004
Weetabix
269 (-19)
$290,880
The Weetabix Women's British Open (28th) (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Rachel Teske (Aus; née Hetherington) finished 5 shots behind Stupples (Eng). On the opening two holes of the final round, Stupples shot an eagle-three followed by an albatross-two. This historic five-under-par opening salvo, ensured Stupples became the first Briton to win this event since 1991. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
2003
Weetabix
278 (-10)
$254,880
The Weetabix Women's British Open (27th) (Jul 31-Aug 3). Second-placed Se Ri Pak (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Sörenstam (Swe). This gave Sörenstam her second major championship of 2003, her sixth major title overall, and a coveted career grand slam of major titles. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
2002
Weetabix
273 (-15)
$236,383
The Weetabix Women's British Open (26th) (Aug 8-11). Second-placed Michelle Ellis (Aus) and Paula Marti (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Webb (Aus), the first three-time winner of this event. Webb became the first ever woman to achieve a "Super Career Grand Slam" of winning five different major championship titles. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
2001
Weetabix
277 (-11)
£155,000
The Weetabix Women's British Open (25th) (Aug 2-5; first year as an LPGA major championship, replacing the Du Maurier Classic). Second-placed Mi Hyun Kim (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Pak (S Kor). [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
2000
Weetabix
282 (-6)
£120,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 17-20). Second-placed Kirsty Taylor (Eng), Becky Iverson (USA), Liselotte Neumann (Swe) and Meg Mallon (USA) finished 2 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1999
Weetabix
283 (-5)
£100,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 12-15). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Steinhauer (USA). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1998
Weetabix
292 (+4)
£100,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Sophie Gustafson (Swe) and Brandie Burton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Steinhauer (USA). Strong winds battered the course throughout the event. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1997
Weetabix
269 (-19)
£82,500
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 14-17). Second-placed Rosie Jones (USA) finished 8 shots behind Webb (Aus), who won with a record 19-under-par 269. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
1996
Weetabix
277 (-15)
£80,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 15-18; Women's Pro Golf Eurpn Tr and LPGA Tr even). Second-placed Penny Hammel (USA) and Amy Alcott (USA) finished 7 shots behind 22-year-old Klein (USA), who recorded her second ever professional win, coming one week after the first. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1995
Weetabix
278 (-14)
£60,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 17-20). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) and Jill McGill (USA) finished 6 shots behind Webb (Aus), playing in her first full season as a professional. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1994
Weetabix
280 (-8)
£52,500
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 11-14; Women's Pro Golf Eurpn Tr and LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Dotti Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) and Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Neumann (Swe). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1993
Weetabix
275 (-17)
£50,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 12-15). Second-placed Brandie Burton (USA) finished 8 shots behind Lunn (Aus). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1992
Weetabix
207 (-12)
£50,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Sept 24-27). Second-placed Corinne Dibnah (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Sheehan (USA), who completed the unique double of winning the British and US Open titles in the same year. Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1991
Weetabix
Grice-Whittaker, Penny
284 (-8)
£25,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 1-4). Second-placed Diane Barnard (Eng) and defending champion Helen Aldredsson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Grice-Whittaker (Eng). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1990
Weetabix
288 (-4)
£20,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 2-5). Alfredsson (Swe) beat Jane Hill (Zim) at the fourth playoff hole, to record her first win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1989
Weetabix
274 (-14)
£18,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Florence Descampe (Belg) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Geddes (USA). [Ferndown GC, Ferndown, Dorset].
1988
Weetabix
Dibnah, Corinne
295 (-1)
£15,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (July 28-31). Dibnah (Aus) beat Sally Little (RSA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Lindrick GC, Worksop, Nottinghamshire].
1987
Weetabix
296 (+4)
£15,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open. Second-placed Muffin Spencer-Devlin (USA) and defending champion Laura Davies (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Nicholas (Eng). [Old course, St Mellion Intl Resort, St Mellion, Cornwall; now called the Kernow course].
1986
LGU
283 (-9)
£9,000
Played as the Women's British Open. Second-placed Peggy Conley (USA) and Marta Figueras-Dotti (Esp) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng), who was in her second year as a professional. In 1987 Davies won the US Ladies Open, becoming the first player to hold the British and US titles at the same time. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1985
Burberry's
300 (+8)
£9,000
Played as the Burberry Women's British Open (Oct 2-5). Second-placed Marta Figueras-Dotti (Esp) finished 2 shots behind King (USA). [Combination of High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
1984
Hitachi
Okamoto, Ayako
289 (-3)
£25,000
Played as the Hitachi British Women's Open (Oct 3-6). Second-placed Betsy King (USA) and Dale Reid (Scot) finished 11 shots behind Okamoto (Jpn). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1983
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(not played)
x
x
British Women's Open not played in 1983.
1982
Pretty Polly
Figueras-Dotti, Marta
296 (E)
amateur
Played as the Pretty Polly Women's British Open (July 28-31). Jenny Lee-Smith (Eng) and Rosie Jones (USA) finished in second place behind 24-year-old Figueras-Dotti (Esp, amateur). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1981
Pretty Polly
Northumberland GC
295 (-1)
Played as the Pretty Polly Women's British Open (July 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Belle Robertson (Scot, amateur) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Massey (USA). [Northumberland GC, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear].
1980
Pretty Polly
294 (+2)
£4,500
Played as the Pretty Polly Women's British Open (July 23-26). Second-placed Belle Robertson (Scot) and Marta Figueras-Dotti (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Massey (USA). [East course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1979
Pretty Polly
Sheard, Alison
301 (+5)
£3,000
Played as the Pretty Polly Women's British Open (July 26-29). Second-placed Michelle "Mickey" Walker (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Sheard (RSA). [Southport & Ainsdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1978
Pretty Polly
Melville, Janet
310 (+10)
amateur
Played as the Pretty Polly Women's British Open (July 26-28). Second-placed Wilma Aitken (Scot, amateur) finished 2 shots behind 20-year-old Melville (Eng, amateur), who became the youngest player to win this championship. Defending champion Vivien Saunders (Eng) finished a shot behind Aitken in third place, and took the professional's first prize of £1,000. [Foxhills, Ottershaw, Surrey].
1977
LGU
Saunders, Vivien
306 (+10)
£210
Played as the British Women's Open (Aug 31-Sept 2). Although Vivien Saunders (Eng) and Mary Everard (Eng) were tied at 306 after 72 holes, it was decided to award the Championship to Saunders on the basis of final round scores (Saunders 76; Everard 79). [Lindrick GC, Worksop, Nottinghamshire].
1976
LGU
Smith, Jenny Lee
299 (-5)
amateur
The inaugural British Women's Open (Sept 1-3; formerly the British Ladies' Amateur Stroke Play Ch'ship; from 1976 open to amateurs and professionals). Second-placed Mary McKenna (Ire, amateur) finished 2 shots behind 27-year-old Smith (Eng, amateur). [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].
 

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