Meet the young guns who could be a major threat at the 41st Women’s British Open
While all eyes at the Ricoh Women’s British Open are riveted on Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie, Georgia Hall and Jodi Ewart Shadoff, there are six amateurs in the field who would begin to make their mark on the game. Could one of them emerge the dark horse winner on Sunday? That almost happened earlier this year at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.
Hye Jin Choi of South Korea was only one shot off the lead heading into the final round at the U.S. Women’s Open. Her 71 left her at 9-under for the tournament, only bested by eventual champ Sung-Hyun Park.
A victory would have made her champion exactly 50 years since the only other amateur to win the major title, Catherine Lacoste, pulled off the feat.
American amateur Jennifer Kupcho also carded an impressive finish at 1-under, tied for 21st place.
There are six amateur golfers in this year’s field, not including alternate Amanda Linner, looking to do what Lacoste did a half-century ago.