Overview of 2016 Ricoh Women’s British Open
Ariya Jutanugarn made history on the Marquess’ Course at Woburn by becoming the first player from Thailand – male or female – to capture a Major Championship at the Ricoh Women’s British Open. With rounds of 65, 69, 66 and 72, the 20-year-old from Bangkok ended on a total of 16-under-par 272, three ahead of South Korean Mirim Lee and the 2014 champion Mo Martin from the United States. The championship was played in fair weather and attracted huge crowds of more than 50,000. Jutanugarn used her trusted 2-iron off the tee for most of the holes after she had removed the driver from her bag for the week and following her victory moved up to world number two behind Lydia Ko.
About Ricoh Women’s British Open
The Ricoh Women’s British Open was founded by the LGU in 1976 and is one of the five Major Tournaments for Professional Women golfers. In 2016, the championship will celebrate its 40th anniversary and the 10th year of Ricoh’s title sponsorship. Ricoh is a global technology company specialising in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Under its corporate tagline imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies and individuals transform the way they work, and harness the collective imagination of their employees.