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2012 Women's British Open
2012 Ricoh Women's British Open
Tournament information
Dates 13-16 September 2012
Location Merseyside, England
Course(s) Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Organized by Ladies' Golf Union
Tour(s) Ladies European Tour
LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,657 yards (6,087 m)[1]
Field 144 players, 57 after cut
Cut 149 (+5)
Prize fund $2,750,000
EUR2,129,532
£1,707,437
Winner's share $428,650
EUR331,936
£266,143
Champion
South Korea Jiyai Shin
279 (-9)
Hoylake is located in England
Hoylake
Hoylake
Location in England
Hoylake is located in Merseyside
Hoylake
Hoylake
Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Merseyside, west of Liverpool, England

The 2012 Ricoh Women's British Open was held 13-16 September at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside, England. It was the 36th Women's British Open, and the 12th as a major championship on the LPGA Tour. It was scheduled later in the year due to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Jiyai Shin won her second Women's British Open, nine strokes ahead of runner-up Inbee Park.

Weather was a factor, as the second round on Friday was halted before 8:30 a.m. due to high winds. The scores were thrown out and the round was restarted on Saturday, with the final two rounds played on Sunday.

Exemptions and qualifying events

The field for the tournament was 144, and golfers gained a place in three ways. Most players earn exemptions based on good past performances on the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA Tour and in previous major championships and top-ranked players in the Women's World Golf Rankings. The rest of the field earned entry by successfully competing in qualifying tournaments open to any professional female golfer or amateur with a low handicap. The final qualifying tournament was held at Caldy Golf Club just up the road from the famous links.

There were 15 exemption categories for the 2012 Women's British Open. These are:[2]

  • The top 30 finishers (and ties) from the 2011 Women's British Open.
  • The top 10 Ladies European Tour members in the Women's World Golf Rankings who did not finish in the top 30 of the 2011 Women's British Open.
  • The top 30 LPGA Tour members in the Women's World Golf Rankings who did not finish in the top 30 of the 2011 Women's British Open.
  • The top 25 on the current LET money list not already exempt from the 2011 Women's British Open or the world rankings.
  • The top 40 on the current LPGA Tour money list not already exempt from the 2011 Women's British Open or the world rankings.
  • The top five on the current LPGA of Japan Tour money list not already exempt from the 2011 Women's British Open or through the world rankings if they are also members of the LET or LPGA. (Note that these six categories will account for approximately 125 entries -- or 5/6ths of the players in the final field.)
  • Winners of any recognised LET or LPGA Tour events in the calendar year 2012.
  • Winners of the 2011 LET, LPGA, JLPGA and KLPGA money lists.
  • Winners of the last 10 editions of the Women's British Open.
  • Winners of the last five editions of one of the other three LPGA majors.
  • Winner of the 2011 Japan LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup.
  • The leading five LPGA Tour members upon completion of 36 holes in the 2012 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic who have entered the Championship and who are not otherwise exempt.
  • The leading 3 LET members in the 2012 ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters, who have entered the Championship and who are not otherwise exempt.
  • The 2012 British Ladies Amateur champion, 2011 Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play champion, 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur champion and 2011 European Ladies' Amateur champion, provided they are still amateurs at the time of the Championship and a maximum of two other leading amateurs at the discretion of the Ladies' Golf Union.
  • Any players granted special exemptions from qualifying by the Championship Committee.

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jiyai Shin  South Korea 2008 71 64 71 73 279 -9 1
Karrie Webb  Australia 2002 71 70 68 82 291 +3 T5
Catriona Matthew  Scotland 2009 76 73 71 75 295 +7 T10
Yani Tseng  Taiwan 2010, 2011 72 72 76 79 299 +11 T26

Missed the cut

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Karen Stupples  England 2004 76 81 157 +13

Course

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 17 - Royal 392 4 10  8 - Far 493 5
2 18 - Stand 377 4 11  9 - Punch Bowl 382 4
3  1 - Course 405 4 12 10 - Dee 397 4
4  2 - Road 358 4 13 11 - Alps 151 3
5  3 - Long 528 5 14 12 - Hilbre 400 4
6  4 - New 157 3 15 13 - Rushes 161 3
7  5 - Telegraph 380 4 16 14 - Field 519 5
8  6 - Briars 382 4 17 15 - Lake 457 4
9  7 - Dowie 178 3 18 16 - Dun 540 5
Out 3,157 35 In 3,500 37
Source:[1][3] Total 6,657 72
  • The Open Championship in 2006 was also set as a par 72, but at 7,258 yards (6,637 m), 601 yards (550 m) longer.
  • Both layouts started on club hole #17 (Royal) and ended at the par-5 #16 (Dun).[3]

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Source:[4]

Second round

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Second round play began on Friday morning in adverse wind conditions, which worsened with gusts of 60 mph (100 km/h). Play was stopped at 8:25 a.m. and did not resume; all scores for the day were declared null and void and were scrapped.[5] The second round was restarted on Saturday morning, with the third and fourth rounds both scheduled for Sunday off of split tees, as the Monday forecast was for weather similar to Friday's. In order to complete the final 36 holes on Sunday in the reduced daylight of mid-September, the cut was reduced by fifteen players, to the top fifty and ties. Professionals within the top 65 and ties earned official prize money.[6][7]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jiyai Shin  South Korea 71-64=135 -9
2 Inbee Park  South Korea 72-68=140 -4
T3 Mika Miyazato  Japan 71-70=141 -3
Karrie Webb  Australia 71-70=141
5 Katie Futcher  United States 71-71=142 -2
T6 Vicky Hurst  United States 71-72=143 -1
Lydia Ko (a)  New Zealand 72-71=143
Carin Koch  Sweden 72-71=143
Ai Miyazato  Japan 71-72=143
Jenny Shin  South Korea 75-68=143

Source:[8]

Amateurs: Ko (-1), Clyburn (+1), Law (+2), Yan (+5), Hull (+7), Taylor (+7), Peters (+9), Boulden (+10), Maguire (+13), Thompson (+14).

Third round

Sunday, 16 September 2012 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jiyai Shin  South Korea 71-64-71=206 -10
2 Karrie Webb  Australia 71-70-68=209 -7
3 Inbee Park  South Korea 72-68-72=212 -4
4 Mika Miyazato  Japan 71-70-72=213 -3
5 Jenny Shin  South Korea 75-68-71=214 -2
T6 Katie Futcher  United States 71-71-73=215 -1
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 70-74-71=215
T8 Yuki Ichinose  Japan 72-72-72=216 E
Ai Miyazato  Japan 71-72-73=216
T10 Chella Choi  South Korea 72-73-72=217 +1
Paula Creamer  United States 73-72-72=217
Michelle Wie  United States 75-70-72=217

Source:[9]

Final round

Sunday, 16 September 2012 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jiyai Shin  South Korea 71-64-71-73=279 -9 428,650
2 Inbee Park  South Korea 72-68-72-76=288 E 249,668
3 Paula Creamer  United States 73-72-72-72=289 +1 174,768
4 Mika Miyazato  Japan 71-70-72-77=290 +2 136,724
T5 So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 70-74-71-76=291 +3 104,623
Karrie Webb  Australia 71-70-68-82=291
7 Julieta Granada  Paraguay 74-71-74-74=293 +5 87,979
T8 Katie Futcher  United States 71-71-73-79=294 +6 76,090
Stacy Lewis  United States 74-70-76-74=294
T10 Chella Choi  South Korea 72-73-72-78=295 +7 59,841
I.K. Kim  South Korea 75-72-73-75=295
Catriona Matthew  Scotland 76-73-71-75=295

Source:[10][11]

Amateurs: Ko (+9), Clyburn (+11), Law (+12), Yan (+16).

References

  1. ^ a b "2012 Ricoh Women's British Open - Course Details". Ladies' Golf Union. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 Ricoh Women's British Open - Competition Entry Conditions". Ladies' Golf Union. Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "2012 Ricoh Women's British Open". Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "First round leaderboard, 2012 Ricoh Women's British Open". LPGA. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "Second-round at the RICOH Women's British Open suspended". LPGA. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "Women's British Open: Wind cancels round two & scores wiped". BBC Sport. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ "Championship Committee statement". Ricoh Women's British Open. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  8. ^ "Second round leaderboard, 2012 Ricoh Women's British Open". LPGA. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  9. ^ "Third round leaderboard, 2012 Ricoh Women's British Open". LPGA. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  10. ^ "Fourth round leaderboard, 2012 Ricoh Women's British Open". LPGA. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  11. ^ "2012 Ricoh Women's British Open". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 2012. 

External links

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