Irvine - South Korean Lee Mi-Hyang birdied the final hole to
grab a one-shot victory after a dramatic women's Scottish Open at Dundonald
Links on Sunday.
The 24-year-old trailed Australia's Karrie Webb by one
stroke with two holes to play, but a disastrous double-bogey on the 17th saw
Webb slip out of the lead.
The seven-time major champion hit back with a birdie at the
par-five last, but it was too little, too late after Lee had matched that to
claim the title with a six-under-par final round of 66, as Webb finished in a
tie for second with Hur Mi-Jung.
"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," Lee told
ladieseuropeantour.com, after her second LPGA Tour title.
"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
The world number 49 went into the day six shots adrift of
pace-setters Webb and Kim Sei-Young on level par for the tournament.
But birdies at the first two holes helped her creep up the
leaderboard, and despite a bogey on the fourth, she reeled off four birdies in
five holes to reach the turn in five-under 31.
Solid pars from then on kept Lee in contention, as Webb led
her and Hur going into the final stretch after chipping in for eagle on the
With Hur in the clubhouse at -5 for the tournament, Webb
A three-putt at 16 saw the 42-year-old Webb's lead cut to
one, before she found two bunkers en route to the costly six on the penultimate
"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," said the Aussie great.
After Lee's birdie four on the 72nd green saw her post a
target of six under par, Webb needed to hole another bunker shot for eagle to
force a play-off, but had to settle for birdie and a closing effort of one-over
In-form Spaniard Carlota Ciganda and American Cristie Kerr
also threatened at various stages, but finished in a tie for fourth place on