Stone sees red as FA Cup gets season under way
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England’s Hannah Burke and local favourite Heather MacRae below her on the leaderboard, American Jessica Korda having withdrawn after an opening-round 76.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.