Women’s British Open: Hinako Shibuno wins in major championship debut

August 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgShibuno shot one of her worst rounds of the weekend Sunday at the Marquess’ Course at Woburn Golf and Country Club in Buckinghamshire, England. She carded a 4-under 68 after rounds of 66, 69 and 67 to open the tournament.She began play on the final day with a two-stroke lead but quickly lost it after a double bogey on the par-4 3rd hole. Shibuno was able to bounce back with a couple of birdies on the front nine but again carded a bogey before the turn. She kept her composure over the last nine holes and capped off play with a birdie on 18. BANG 💥Hinako Shibuno, ” The Smiling Cinderella” drills the back of the cup for birdie to win the 2019 @AIGWBO!🏆🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/2TztfpPT0p— LPGA (@LPGA) August 4, 2019Shibuno was able to edge out LPGA veteran Lizette Salas, who carded a 7-under 65 to jump up the leaderboard with the lowest score of the day.Salas finished in second (17 under) for her best finish at a major.”I told myself, ‘You got this. You’re made for this.’ I put a good stroke on it. I’m not going to lie, I was nervous,” Salas told media after her round. ”You know, I haven’t been in that position in a long time. Gave it a good stroke. I controlled all my thoughts. It just didn’t drop.” Hinako Shibuno impressed in her major championship debut.The 20-year-old Japanese golfer had never before played on the LPGA Tour, let alone a major, but she was able to hold off the rest of the field to claim the Women’s British Open championship at 18 under. Three-time major winner Jin Young Ko finished in third place (16 under) while Morgan Pressel finished fourth (15 under) and Ashleigh Buhai rounded out the top five in fifth place (14 under).Buhai had high praise for the newest LPGA major champion.”She just gets up and rips it. She did really great,” Buhai said about Shibuno.last_img read more

Stoke striker ponders future at the Britannia

December 30, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Former England forward Peter Crouch Peter Crouch helped book Stoke’s place in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Doncaster on Saturday, then warned he may be forced to quit the club due to his lack of first team chances.The 34-year-old scored his side’s first-half opener then played a part in Jonathan Walters’ thundering second after Nathan Tyson’s equaliser threatened to serve up an upset for the League One side.Leeds United manager Steve Evans has admitted to enquiries into the former England striker’s availability, but he was told a deal would not be happening.The 6ft 7in forward has now started just five games for the Potters this season – all of them in the Cup – and admitted his frustration at falling out of the first team picture after a hamstring injury.Crouch told the Potters’ website: “Ideally I’d like to stay at Stoke because I think we’re a top 10 side and I’d like to be a part of that.“But I’ve got to be realistic – I’ve featured hardly at all in the Premier League and that’s what I want to be doing. If needs be I’ll have to move on but I’d rather not.“It’s been frustrating at times when you don’t feel part of the group but all you can do is work hard and get back in there – and hopefully I’ve done myself a bit of justice.Mark Hughes’ desire to keep hold of Crouch will be obvious after an excellent performance which began with the striker producing a deft finish to put his side ahead after just 15 minutes.Crouch responded sweetly to a right-wing cross from team-mate Joselu to send a neat shot past Thorsten Stuckmann and seemingly pave the way for a comfortable win for the favourites. 1last_img read more