Katherine Hull’s second place finish at the Ricoh Women’s British Open on the weekend has been overshadowed by Stuart Appleby’s heroics, but it should not be overlooked.
Hull finished a shot behind the Australian Open winner Yani Tseng but showed some serious determination to get close to Tseng at different points over the final round. Hull birdied every one of the final five holes at Royal Birkdale the day before but couldn’t quite grab in the final round to tie for the lead.
In retrospect, Hull’s second round 2-over 74 made it difficult to win but the other three rounds were magnificent. It was her second Top-10 finish this year and has made a habit of finishing in the top-30 in almost every event she’s played.
She picked up US$256,209 for her performance for her second place. But more importantly, she looks like reclaiming the form she had a few years ago, which propelled her into the world’s Top-10 women golfers.