Karen Stupples wins British Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

After an incredible final 18 holes, Karen Stupples won the Women's British Open championship by five shots on Sunday.

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After an incredible final 18 holes, Karen Stupples won the Women's British Open championship by five shots on Sunday to become only the third Englishwoman to claim a major golf title. With a 19-under par total, she equalled the championship record set by Australian Karrie Webb over the same course in 1997, as she held off the challenge of joint overnight leader Rachel Teske of Australia who carded a 70. The 31-year-old Stupples opened the round in remarkable fashion with an eagle and an albatross before a run of three straight birdies from the 15th finally put her clear of the chasing pack. Defending champion Annika Sorenstam of Sweden could only shoot a 71 to share 13th place as Stupples became the first home-grown winner since Penny Grice-Whittaker in 1991. (AP)

Topics : Golf
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