Jiyai Shin wins by record nine strokes in Women’s British Open
Jiyai Shin recorded a record nine stroke victory in the Women’s British Open at Royal Liverpool on Sunday in brutal weather conditions that forced the competitors to play 36 holes on the tournament’s final day.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Shin was the only player to finish under-par after setting a women’s course record of 64 on Saturday.
On Sunday Shin navigated the blustery conditions to shoot a 1-under, 71 in the morning and then finish the tournament with a 73 in the afternoon. The South Korean remained steady despite most players around her struggling with rain and wind that, at one point in the afternoon, forced a stoppage in play.
At the end of her final round, a victorious Shin told the Associated Press, “It was a long, very, very tough day out there. But I kept my focus and concentrated on every shot, and when I made the winning putt, it was great.”
The 24-year-old Shin last won the British Open in 2008 and this victory marks her 10th career LPGA tour win.