OTHER AUSSIE HOPEFULS*
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.