Ariya Jutanugarn made it her fifth win in 10 starts as she landed the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

The Thai player led after 36 and 54 holes and, most importantly, the final round as a 66 put her four clear of Sei Young Kim. Her 23 under total was her best winning aggregate so far this season.

Last week she was forced to withdraw from the third round of the Olympics, she led after day one, and while her left knee remained taped she was still able to overpower the course.

The only player in the world ranked above Jutanugarn, Lydia Ko, tied for seventh at a tournament she has already won three times while Karrie Webb had the round of the day, and joint best of the week, as she closed with a 64 thanks to four closing birdies.


What Jutanugarn said: “I think today, like before today I felt like I wanted to have fun and be happy on the course. No matter what’s going to happen, I can handle it. I feel really happy with myself right now.”

Mark Townsend

Been watching and playing golf since the early 80s and generally still stuck in this period. Huge fan of all things Robert Rock, less so white belts. Handicap of 8, fragile mind and short game

Handicap: 8

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