Lee Mi-hyang wins Ladies Scottish Open after thrilling comeback
Last Updated: 30/07/17 8:27pm
South Korea's Lee Mi-hyang staged a remarkable comeback to win the Ladies Scottish Open.
Lee sat 39th and nine shots off the lead coming into the weekend but the 24-year-old posted rounds of 68 and 66 to finish six-under par at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire.
Karrie Webb had looked on course for victory when she eagled the 14th for a two-stroke lead but the Australian bogeyed the 16th and double-bogeyed the 17th to allow Lee to snatch victory.
Webb finished one shot back on five-under and joint second along with another South Korean, Hur Mi-jung.
"I didn't believe I got a win today," Lee said. "It was really a surprise for me. My front nine was amazing, and then I think I got a good start from my first hole.
"The first and second round, I hit it really good, but just I missed a lot of putts, so I tried to practice my putting with the wind."
Lee made seven birdies on the final day and watched from the clubhouse as Webb missed the eagle putt she needed to force a play-off on the 18th.
"I'm very gutted," Webb said. "I was on a high, making the eagle, and then I had a very nice up-and-down on the next. Obviously there were nerves there, but there was a good calmness there."
"I absolutely knotted my 3-wood exactly how I wanted and my caddie said it kicked into the bunker. I have no idea how it did that," she added.
In-form Spaniard Carlota Ciganda and American Cristie Kerr also threatened at various stages, but finished in a tie for fourth place on four-under while Carly Booth was the highest Scottish finisher, finishing on five-over par after a final round of 73.