Women's British Open: Stacy Lewis wins at St Andrews
THE WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN: FINAL LEADERBOARD
- Lewis (US)
- Park (Kor), Choi (Kor)
- Pettersen (Nor), Pressell (US)
- -3 :
- Salas (US)
- Selected: Level:
- Matthew (Sco)
American Stacy Lewis won the British Open by two shots on eight under from Koreans Hee Young Park and Na Yeon Choi after five birdies in a final-round 72.
"It's unbelievable - it all happened so fast at the end," Lewis told BBC Sport.
"You are fighting so hard for every shot, but then suddenly you have a couple of bogies and it's all over."
Strong winds caused play to be suspended at 12:30 BST on Saturday, meaning both the third and final rounds were played at St Andrews on Sunday.
Morgan Pressel made a birdie on the last hole of the third round to take a one-stroke lead over fellow American Lewis going into the last round.
But Pressel's final-round 76 was only good enough for fourth on five under par, while Choi let slip a three-shot lead with six holes to play.
A bogey on the 17th ended her chances and a record streak of 10 straight majors won by Asian players.
Another Korean, Inbee Park, failed in her attempt to become the first player, male or female, to win four professional majors in the same year.
The 25-year-old, who won the Kraft Nabisco, LPGA Championship and US Open titles, finished 14 shots behind Lewis after carding a total of 294.
Scotland's Catriona Matthew, who trailed by three shots after a third-round 68, finished 14th on level par after a disappointing six-over final round of 78.
English amateur Georgia Hall finished six over, just weeks after winning the British amateur championship.
The 17-year-old was just two shots off the lead after the first round but rounds of 75, 74 and 77 saw her finish joint 42nd overall.
Lewis led the field heading into the last three holes of her third round after carding five birdies, but successive bogeys saw her drop behind Pressel despite a round of 69.
There were no such errors in the final round as she birdied the final two holes to finish with an even-par 72 and win her second major on the LGPA Tour, having won the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
The last time Lewis was at St Andrews was in 2008, when she won all five matches to lead the Americans to victory over Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup.