Thai amateur sensation Atthaya Thitikul finished as the leading amateur at the AIG Women’s British Open, a month after winning the Ladies European Thailand Championship for the second time.
With rounds of 73, 68, 70, 73 she finished the championship in a tie for 29th place on four-under par 284 to earn The Smyth Salver.
“It’s awesome, I never thought that I would be here again because I needed to win on the Ladies European Tour to qualify into this event. It has been awesome to get back here. I had a great time this week, I just played my game and I really enjoyed every moment.
“This week I hit the ball really well but the final round was a bit of a struggle with my putter but I had a really good time here. When I play in professional events, I get real experience and I adapt that to every tournament that I play. I just keep wanting to improve my game.”
Thitikul, the inaugural Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific champion, was one of two amateurs to make the cut at the year’s final major.
Yasuda posted rounds of 73, 70, 70 and 77 to finish the championship on two-over par 290 and tied 59th place.
With a birdie on the 72nd hole, Shibuno won by a shot from Lizette Salas of the United States of America.