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RICOH WOMEN'S BRIISH OPEN RELATED STORIES






DATES:  Thursday, July 31st through Sunday, August 3rd
SITE:  Sunningdale Golf Club, Berkshire, England
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Willie Park (1901)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  6,408
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 5 485 yds 10 - Par 5 459 yds
2 - Par 5 489 yds 11 - Par 4 322 yds
3 - Par 4 318 yds 12 - Par 4 416 yds
4 - Par 3 152 yds 13 - Par 3 182 Yds
5 - Par 4 400 yds 14 - Par 5 503 yds
6 - Par 4 386 yds 15 - Par 3 210 yds
7 - Par 4 393 yds 16 - Par 4 415 yds
8 - Par 3 168 yds 17 - Par 4 425 yds
9 - Par 4 273 yds 18 - Par 4 412 yds
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36 3,064 yds 36 3,344 yds
Annual: 32nd
Defending Champion: Lorena Ochoa
Runner-Up: Jee Young Lee, Maria Hjorth
Tournament Record: 269 (Karrie Webb, 1997 - 19-under-par - Par 72)
269 (Karen Stupples, 2004 - 19-under-par - Par 72)
275 (Karen Lunn, 1993 - 17-under-par - Par 73)
54-Hole Record: 198 (Karrie Webb, 1997 - 18-under-par - Par 72
205 (Emilee Klein, 1996 - 14-under-par - Par 73)
36-Hole Record: 134 (Jeong Jang, 2005 - 10-under-par - Par 72)
134 (Emilee Klein, 1996 - 12-under-par - Par 73)
18-Hole Record: 62 (Minea Blomqvist, 2004 - Sunningdale Golf Club)
9-Hole Record: 29 (Tracy Hanson, 1994; Grace Park, 2003;
Kris Tschetter, 2005)
Total Purse: $2,100,000
Shares: 1st Place - $315,000; 2nd Place - $191,783; 3rd Place - $139,125
2007 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Lorena Ochoa 287 Eun Hee Ji 293
Jee Young Lee 291 Catriona Matthew 294
Maria Hjorth 291 Paula Creamer 294
Reilley Rankin 292 Miki Saiki 294
Se Ri Pak 293 Linda Wessberg 294
Past RICOH Women's British Open Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2007 Lorena Ochoa (287) -- Jee Young Lee, Maria Hjorth
(St. Andrew's Golf Club - Old Course)
2006 Sherri Steinhauer (281) -- Cristie Kerr, Sophie Gustafson
(Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club)
2005 Jeong Jang (272) -- Sophie Gustafson
(Royal Birkdale Golf Club)
2004 Karen Stupples (269) -- Rachel Hetherington
(Sunningdale Golf Club)
2003 Annika Sorenstam (278) -- Se Ri Pak
(Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club)
2002 Karrie Webb (273) -- Michelle Ellis, Paula Marti
(Turnberry Golf Club - Ailsa Course)
2001 Se Ri Pak (277) -- Mi Hyun Kim
(Sunningdale Golf Club)
2000 Sophie Gustafson (282) -- K.Taylor, L.Neumann, B.Iverson, Meg Mallon
(Royal Birkdale Golf Club)
1999 Sherri Steinhauer (283) -- Annika Sorenstam
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1998 Sherri Steinhauer (292) -- Sophie Gustafson
(Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club)
1997 Karrie Webb (269) -- Rosie Jones
(Sunningdale Golf Club)
1996 Emilee Klein (277) -- Penny Hammel, Amy Alcott
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1995 Karrie Webb (278) -- Jill McGill, Annika Sorenstam
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1994 Liselotte Neumann (280) -- Dottie Pepper, Annika Sorenstam
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1993 Karen Lunn (275) -- Brandie Burton
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1992 #Patty Sheehan (207) -- Corinne Dibnah
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1991 Penny Grice-Whittaker (284) -- Helen Alfredsson
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1990 *Helen Alfredsson (288) -- Jane Hill
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1989 Jane Geddes (274) -- Florence Descampe
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1988 *Corinne Dibnah (295) -- Sally Little
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1987 Alison Nicholas (296) -- Laura Davies, Muffin Spencer-Devlin
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1986 Laura Davies (283) -- Marta Figueras-Dotti, P.Conley
(Royal Birkdale Golf Club)
1985 Betsy King (300) -- Marta Figueras-Dotti
(Moor Park Golf Club)
1984 Ayako Okamoto (289)
(Woburn Golf & Country Club)
1983 Not Held
1982 Marta Figueras-Dotti (296)
(Royal Birkdale Golf Club)
1981 Debbie Massey (295)
(Northumberland Golf Club)
1980 Debbie Massey (294)
(Wontworth Club)
1979 Allison Sheard (301)
(Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club)
1978 Janet Melville (310)
(Foxhills Golf & Country Club)
1977 Vivien Saunders (306)
(Lindrick Golf Club)
1976 Jenny Lee-Smith (299)
(Fulford Golf Club)
* - Won in Playoff
# - Rain Shortened
Note: Formerly called Ladies British Open Championship (1976-86);
Weetabix Women's British Open (1987-2006).



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