Published on : 08/22/2021 – 10:22 PM
Carnoustie (United Kingdom) (AFP)
Anna Nordqvist topped in extremis at Carnoustie. The Swede, 54th in the world, received the girls’s British Open golf course on Sunday, making the most of a decisive error by her rival Nanna Koerstz Madsen on the final gap.
Already titled in 2009 at the LPGA Championship and in 2017 in Evian, Nordqvist received at 34 the third main title of his profession.
“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time, the last few years have been hard,” stated the Swede, joyful to win in Scotland the place her husband is from.
“I couldn’t ask for better than a victory at the Carnoustie Women’s Open. This place is really special,” she added.
“The supporters have been great and my caddy is Scottish too. Both motivated me. It’s so good to have a crowd again this year,” stated Nordqvist.
With a card of 69 for the closing spherical on Sunday, she completed 12 strokes underneath par, one in need of Georgia Hall, Madelene Sagstrom and Lizette Salas.
Very good omen, two weeks earlier than the Solheim Cup, girls’s equal of the Ryder Cup, in Toledo (United States), the place Nordqvist must be a part of the European workforce for the seventh time.
The Swede had began the day tied with Nanna Koerstz Madsen, and it could have been sufficient for the Dane to make a par on the 18th gap to safe the victory.
But her second shot ended up in a bunker, and he or she completed the gap with a double-bogey. With a card of 71 on Sunday and 10 strokes underneath par over all 4 laps, Koerstz Madsen completed tied for fifth with Australian Minjee Lee, just lately topped at Evian.
World No. 1 Nelly Korda, who completed with a 72 card, completed six strokes underneath par, tied for thirteenth with six different gamers.
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