KICKED OFF

Stone sees red as FA Cup gets sea­son un­der way

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BEA­CONS­FIELD’S

With the Went­worth pro­fes­sional hav­ing no chance of gate­crash­ing An­nika Sören­stam’s Sol­heim Cup team to com­pete in Iowa next week though, Dim­mock faces a long wait un­til the next event on the Ladies Euro­pean Tour.

The $3.65 mil­lion Evian Cham­pi­onship in France does not start un­til Septem­ber 14 and the 20-year-old will hope her ex­pe­ri­ence at Kings­barns will be a dis­tant mem­ory by then.

A first-round 76 on the links course near St An­drews saw Dim­mock hole birdies on the fifth and eighth as well as on the sixth af­ter the turn but also fea­tured seven bo­geys to leave the Bea­cos­nfield golfer well down the field, tied in 131st. Worse was to fol­low in dif­fi­cult con­di­tions on Scot­land’s east coast on the sec­ond day as birdies on the sec­ond and sev­enth holes were more than can­celled out by six bo­geys and a dou­ble bo­gey three holes from the end of Dim­mock’s in­volve­ment as her 154 to­tal saw her fall 11 shots short of the cut.

Amid an high-qual­ity field north of the bor­der, Dim­mock fin­ished up 140th with just Nor­way’s Tonje Daffin­rud, Eng­land’s Han­nah Burke and lo­cal favourite Heather MacRae be­low her on the leader­board, Amer­i­can Jes­sica Korda hav­ing with­drawn af­ter an open­ing-round 76.

South Korean Kim In-Young lifted the ti­tle with an 18-un­der 270, two shots ahead of Jodi Ewart Shad­off, of Eng­land, with the leg­endary Laura Davies tak­ing a share of the prize pot in tied 59th, hav­ing only qual­i­fied for the show­piece tour­na­ment at the eleventh hour.

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