Women’s Open 2021: Nordqvist’s late surge secures victory – as it happened

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Matt Cooper

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Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist beat Georgia Hall, Madelene Sagstrom, and Lizette Salas to triumph at Carnoustie


The two biggest roars of the week have been prompted by the 20-year-old Scot Louise Duncan making birdies in the third round and she’s at it again this afternoon. All she’s done this time is walk to the first tee and the noise of cheering echoes across the course. What a special opportunity the amateur player has, but what nerves she surely must conquer.

There is more than one prize up for grabs today. The main focus is obviously victory in the championship, but European and American players are chasing automatic selection for the Solheim Cup teams (and also seeking to drop big hints to the captains). Leona Magurie is hopeful of a European debut next month and a birdie at the fourth has half-atoned for her bogey-bogey start. She’s 4-under for the week.

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