Date: August 07, 2017
Author: Mark Hayes

Oh scraps to best British finish

Melbourne’s Su Oh continues to make strides in her major championship career, this time climbing to 30th in the Women’s British Open in Scotland.

There was no danger of Oh running down eventual champion, In-Kyung Kim, whose closing 71 was enough to hold off the fast-finishing Jodi Ewart Shadhoff (64) by two strokes for her first major title at 18 under after starting the day six shots clear.

Oh, 21, recorded her best finish in four tries at the fourth women’s major of each season, knocking in five birdies against three bogeys in a closing round of 70 at Kingsbarns in St Andrews.

The score lifted her to a share of 30th, continuing her upward trend not only in Britain, but in all major championships with this her best to date this season and only behind her T8 at last year’s Women’s PGA Championship.

Katherine Kirk continued her good form to be the only other Aussie to make the cut, but the Queenslander couldn’t find momentum today, despite an opening birdie.

Kirk, winner last month on the LPGA Tour, later added three bogeys in a final-round 74 that dropped her back to even par and a share of 63rd.