A close battle was played this weekend at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Liverpool, as several players fiercely battled for victory at the closing of the final round.
Team GGGA pro Shanshan Feng, a student of Gary Gilchrist’s, and top ten LPGA player, held a three-way share of the lead with Mo Martin and Inbee Park at 1 under, but her position was sealed as Mo Martin overtook the lead with her eagle on the 72nd hole.
Feng had several opportunities to secure her spot at the top of the leaderboard, missing all three of her birdie putts on the back nine’s three par 5s.
“In the past, she has really battled to perform in the British Open, but she showed so much maturity as she entered this tournament with an open mind, where she played like a champion,” noted her coach Gary Gilchrist in regards to Feng’s chances at the Women’s British Open. “I think this course was really tough. If miss a fairway you land on thick rough, but she is such a good driver and iron player that she wasn’t forced to play too many of those shots this week.”
In the end, it was Martin’s fabulous finish that secured the victory, topping elite company as Feng T2 with previous major champion Suzann Pettersen with three-time major champion Inbee Park in fourth.
The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, located near Orlando, FL in Howey in the Hills, is the world’s premier junior golf academy. In addition to the junior golf program, GGGA also features summer golf camps, winter golf camps and programs, training and golf lessons for amateurs, professionals and adults.
The Academy is committed to excellence in every facet of golf, fitness, personal development and academics, evident through exclusive relationships with Montverde Academy, an acclaimed private college preparatory school, and the American Junior Golf Association.
Gary Gilchrist, founder of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, has been recognized as a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher 2013-2014 and as a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America 2012-2013 and 2014-2015. Gilchrist teaches many of the games top juniors and pros at the Academy, including Morgan Hoffmann, Shanshan Feng, Fabrizio Zanotti and many more.