YONEX Tour Player, Sun Ju Ahn finished tied for 9th place at the 2014 Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
En route to her career best finish at a major, Ahn shot rounds of 75 (+3), 67 (-5), 71 (-1), 79 (+7) for a total score of 4-over 292.
After a second round 5-under-par score of 67 that included four birdies in the final five holes, Sun Ju headed into the weekend tied for 4th place.
In Saturday’s third round, Sun Ju shot what appeared to be a dominating 2-under-par 69 to take a one-shot lead over compatriot In Bee Park, but was penalized 2-shots for inadvertently building her stance in a greenside bunker on the par 5 18th hole.
Sun Ju accepted the penalty with true class and professionalism.
“It’s disappointing but it’s my mistake,” she said. “I still have a day to go and I have to try to stay focused and do my best tomorrow.
“I didn’t know about the rule, but all I was trying to do was to make a stance. I’m surprised by it but, that’s the rule, I have to abide by it and re-focus,” she added. “All I can do is my best.”
Ahn struggled in the tough, windy conditions on Sunday, shooting a final round 79 (+7) finishing tied for fourth place, five shots behind winner Mo Martin.
Her awesome performance at the Ricoh Women’s British Open moved her to 19th in the latest Rolex World Rankings.
Sun Ju Ahn’s Clubs
i-EZONE TX Driver, REXIS KAIZA
i-EZONE Type ST Fairway Woods, REXIS KAIZA
EZONE XP Utility
i-EZONE Forged PB Irons