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RICOH WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN RELATED STORIES




DATES:  Thursday, July 30th through Sunday, August 2nd
SITE:  Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England
COURSE ARCHITECT:  George Lowe and T.H. Miller (1897), Ken Cotton (1952)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  6,492
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 3 199 yds 10 - Par 4 334 yds
2 - Par 4 401 yds 11 - Par 5 487 yds
3 - Par 4 419 yds 12 - Par 3 160 yds
4 - Par 4 371 yds 13 - Par 4 340 Yds
5 - Par 3 170 yds 14 - Par 4 420 yds
6 - Par 5 492 yds 15 - Par 5 464 yds
7 - Par 5 542 yds 16 - Par 4 343 yds
8 - Par 4 389 yds 17 - Par 4 419 yds
9 - Par 3 156 yds 18 - Par 4 386 yds
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35 3,139 yds 37 3,353 yds
Annual: 33rd
Defending Champion: Jiyai Shin
Runner-Up: Yani Tseng
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)
(Yuri Fudoh, 2008 - 10-under-par - Par 72)
(Jiyai Shin, 2008 - 10-under-par - Par 72)
134 (Emilee Klein, 1996 - 12-under-par - Par 73)
18-Hole Record: 62 (Minea Blomqvist, 2004 - Sunningdale Golf Club)
Total Purse: $2,200,000
Shares: 1st Place - $330,000; 2nd Place - $200,915; 3rd Place - $145,750
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Jiyai Shin 270 Cristie Kerr 276
Yani Tseng 273 Lorena Ochoa 277
Eun Hee Ji 274 Momoko Ueda 277
Yuri Fudoh 274 Five players at 278
Ai Miyazato 275
Past RICOH Women's British Open Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 Jiyai Shin (270) -- Yani Tseng
(Sunningdale Golf Club)
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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