Sophie wins place in British Open

Golfer Sophie Lamb
Golfer Sophie Lamb

Clitheroe golfer Sophie Lamb came through the Final Qualifying Round at Castle Course, St Andrews on Monday.

That earned her a place at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at the iconic Kingsbarns Golf Links, also in Scotland, which starts today and concludes on Sunday.

Lamb was in the penultimate group to start on Monday, alongside Jessica Karlsson and Caroline Hedwall, at 2-18 p.m., but came through to qualify, and said on her twitter page @sophielamb97 “What a day but... I’m in the OPEN.

“Thanks for all the support and messages.”

As one of only two women Majors played outside the US, the Ricoh Women’s British Open is the most international field of the year.

The field for 2017 will include the likes of reigning champion Ariya Jutanugarn, the youngest ever world number one Lydia Ko, Americans Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer as well as past champions Inbee Park, Yani Tseng and Mo Martin and UK favourites Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew among others.