LPGA: Maude-Aimée Leblanc will have to wait for her first title

LPGA: Maude-Aimée Leblanc will have to wait for her first title


Quebecer Maude-Aimée Leblanc was unable to maintain the pace on Sunday during the last round of the Scottish Open held in Ayrshire, so she finished in eighth place, seven strokes behind the winner Ayaka Furue.

Leblanc was in third place after three days of competition, just one stroke behind Lydia Ko and Céline Boutier. However, she committed two bogeys and a double bogey, so she slipped in the standings.

With this card of 72 (N), she claims a cumulative of 174 (-14) in this tournament and will therefore have to wait before winning a first LPGA tournament.

Having started his last round in ninth position, Furue (62) recorded no less than 10 birdies to close the event. His performance of 267 (-21) gave him his very first triumph on the circuit. The 22-year-old Japanese has only had one career top 10 so far.

Boutier (69) meanwhile took second place after a rollercoaster round in which she accumulated seven birdies, but also four bogeys. She is three strokes behind the champion. South Korean Hyo Joo Kim (66) and American Cheyenne Knight (67) follow next with one more strike on their records.

The LPGA will return to action next weekend with the 'AIG Open held in East Lothian, Scotland.