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OPEN RECORD: 21 starts. Best fin­ish Won (1995#, 1997#, 2002). The World Golf Hall of Famer has en­joyed Royal Lytham & St Annes through­out her sto­ried ca­reer – fin­ish­ing sec­ond (2009), cut (2006), third (2003) and fifth (1998) when the course has hosted this cham­pi­onship. #Webb’s first two vic­to­ries were be­fore the event was classed as a ma­jor cham­pi­onship.


OPEN RECORD: Six starts. Six missed cuts. The 29-year-old is com­pet­ing in her de­but sea­son on the LPGA Tour af­ter spend­ing eight years on the Ladies Euro­pean Tour. She has never made the cut at this cham­pi­onship – but she has pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence at Royal Lytham & St Annes, com­pet­ing here in 2009.


OPEN RECORD: De­but. The 21-year-old West Aus­tralian has strug­gled for con­sis­tency through­out her de­but sea­son on the LPGA Tour. She be­gan well – shar­ing 11th place in the Ba­hamas and fin­ish­ing out­right third at the Aus­tralian Open – but has failed to fire since.


OPEN RECORD: Seven starts. Best fin­ish T58 (2014). The Women’s Bri­tish Open hasn’t been the hap­pi­est of hunt­ing grounds for the 32-yearold, whose best fin­ish was a share of 58th in 2014. Nev­er­the­less, she should be feel­ing con­fi­dent af­ter play­ing solid golf on the Aus­tralian Tour this year, earn­ing mul­ti­ple top-five fin­ishes.


OPEN RECORD: Nine starts. Best fin­ish 2nd (2010). Kirk looked to be hav­ing a poor sea­son be­fore re­bound­ing at the Thorn­berry Creek LPGA Clas­sic in July. The Queens­lan­der fin­ished run­ner-up at this cham­pi­onship in 2010 and was T40 when Royal Lytham & St Annes last hosted this event in 2009.


OPEN RECORD: Four starts. Best fin­ish T30 (2017). The 22-year-old Vic­to­rian is still search­ing for her maiden LPGA Tour vic­tory and is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing an up-and-down sea­son in 2018 – fin­ish­ing in­side the top 10 twice but also miss­ing nu­mer­ous cuts. She col­lected her best at this cham­pi­onship last year, shar­ing 30th.


OPEN RECORD: Four starts. Best fin­ish T9 (2015). Aus­tralia’s high­est-ranked fe­male player con­tin­ues to be one of the Tour’s most con­sis­tent play­ers, ac­cu­mu­lat­ing over 30 top-10s across her four-year ca­reer. The 22-year-old will be eager to con­vert those high fin­ishes into vic­to­ries, es­pe­cially at the ma­jors. Lee fin­ished T25 at the ANA In­spi­ra­tion and T34 at the U.S Women’s Open. *Aus­tralians who had en­tered (not qual­i­fied) for the Women’s Bri­tish Open at the time of go­ing to pub­li­ca­tion.

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