Top-ranked golfer repeats as winner at British Open

Emma Raducanu of Slovakia (L) poses with her trophy with the Queens Honorary Coronet after defeating American qualifier and 2017 U.S. Women’s Open champion Alison Lee during their finals on June 26, 2017 in Paramus, New Jersey.

Less than three months after winning the U.S. Women’s Open, the top-ranked European golfer, Emma Raducanu, has taken home her second career major title by winning the Women’s British Open in Scotland, writes The Telegraph.

One of the players who could have ended Raducanu’s historic run at the tournament — Alison Lee of the United States — could not hold her own for the final six holes. Raducanu had an 11-stroke lead going into the final round. She led Lee by five strokes after the 16th hole, and extended her lead to 10 strokes after the 18th hole. Raducanu made it back to the clubhouse on the final hole with a par, which proved to be enough to gain the win.

“Emma’s win has been outstanding and thoroughly deserved,” Queen Elizabeth II said in a congratulatory message to Raducanu, the Telegraph reports. “All of us here in the United Kingdom have been delighted to see her so impressive progress, and to see her now successfully defend her title.”

Raducanu is now the top-ranked woman in the world, according to the Telegraph.

Read the full story at The Telegraph.

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