Katherine Hull misses British Open by a shot

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.

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2 thoughts on “Katherine Hull misses British Open by a shot

  • August 2, 2010 at 14:30
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    In all honesty, Katherine’s inability to get up and down in two from her position just off the 18th green was her true downfall.

    If one wonders why the women’s tour suffers from lack of fans, the players’ shortcomings in the short game, pitch, chip and putting is why many don’t follow.

    When fans think professional, they think of players who do things that the bogey golfer cannot do on a golf course. Even with the difference in physical ability from the men, the women just don’t outperform the very good amateur player at your local club. If they can’t hit it as long as the men, then one would think that the short game would be superlative. In reality, it is not and Katherine’s dreadful chip at 18 is such evidence.

    Remember, I’m not saying that Katherine wouldn’t beat me every way but sideways. Just that fans expect the pros to play at a particular level.

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  • October 12, 2010 at 22:49
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    Hi Katherine, we met with you in Royal Birkdale – we are the two Irish women that followed you for a couple of days during the British Open and we had a wonderful time. We have just read about your recent success over the past weekend and are delighted for you. Good luck over the next tournaments – Mary and Catherine Cork.

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