Lewis wins Ladies Scottish Open title after four-way playoff

Paola Ditto
Agosto 16, 2020

The two-time major victor is still on the lookout for her first win in almost three years before heading to the Women's British Open next week.

Her performance over the first three rounds in Scotland is a quick response by the 23-year-old New Zealander who looked all set to earn her first win since 2018 in OH on Monday before squandering a five-shot lead over the final six holes, including a double bogey on the 72nd hole.

The former world number one carded a four-under 67 to move into a tie for fourth place at four-under par, three shots behind outright leader, Spain's Azahara Munoz.

Munoz looked to be out of contention as she double bogeyed the sixth and dropped another shot on the ninth to be out in 40, but Lewis pitched into a bunker on the 11th to make her own double bogey as all the contenders began to struggle.

She didn't have much time to dwell on the second place behind Danielle Kang, heading on a chartered flight to the United Kingdom hours after her downfall at the Marathon Classic.

Pedersen was first to set the clubhouse target after a closing 68 and was soon joined by Knight, with Munoz bravely saving par on the 18th from 10 feet after Lewis had never threatened to hole a long birdie attempt to win in regulation. I just came back and I just want to play golf.

"I think the biggest challenge for me tomorrow is staying in what I'm doing, and the pace of play is dreadfully slow, and that doesn't play into my favour", Lewis said. "That made me less think about what happened at Marathon", she said this morning. Obviously it was a tough day and I didn't have a good start. "The people I'm playing with are pretty slow". But I fought really hard. "Maybe I couldn't make a few more putts today but still made some nice ones, some nice par saves".

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