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Hall wins Women's British Open for 1st major title

Georgia Hall's dreams come true after famous Women's British Open triumph

"I would like to thank my dad for caddying and keeping me company, as well as my mum for doing everything for me growing up". His grandmother is one of his biggest supporters who navigated her way around the hills of Firestone using a walker in 90-degree heat.

"So many people were behind me and supporting me. I just loved every minute". I'm so over the moon it's hard to put into words'.

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch praised Hall's performance, saying: "Congratulations to Georgia Hall on winning her first major in what was an incredible performance".

1 GEORGIA was introduced to golf by dad Wayne, a former plasterer, when she was seven years old.

4 HE named Georgia in honour of Sir Nick Faldo's Masters win in 1996, having been born on the Friday of that victory in Augusta, Georgia. Hall's missed birdie putt became irrelevant when Phatlum doubled.

Playing in the final group with Rory McIlroy, the 25-year-old Thomas made only two birdies.

"It was much harder than the first two days", Hall, now the number one player on the European Tour, sad.

Ariya Jutanugarn was also on three-under-par following a 70, and Kim In-kyung, the defending champion, was on the same mark. She had never won on the Ladies European Tour, either.

Pornanong's only top-10 at a major was a tie for seventh at the U.S. Women's Open in 2014.

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Phatlum began the day with a one-shot lead over Hall and made a brilliant start with four birdies in the first six holes to double her advantage, even though Hall also birdied the first, fourth and sixth.

From the moment Phatlum curled in a long left-to-right putt at the second hole to answer Hall's 15-foot birdie at the first, it had the makings of a duel in the Lytham sun. Two-over after four holes, she then hit a purple patch with birdies at five out of six holes from the fifth.

In the final World Golf Championship at Firestone, on the South course where Woods set a PGA Tour record with eight victories, he tried to end with a bang and turned in a dud.

Hall, from Bournemouth, joined Phatlum at the top of the leaderboard after the 13th, and holed a 20ft putt on the 16th to take the lead for the first time.

A wobble in the sand on the 14th almost saw Hall lose all the progress she made on the front nine, but Hall managed to make par.

Hole after hole, Hall and Phatlum battled on, increasingly separated from the chasing pack, but not from each other.

So Yeon Ryu fell victim to Lytham's fairway pot bunkers early in her round.

Phatlum rallied but it was too late and the Thai golfer finished with an aggregate of 15-under and the round at 70.

After England's Georgia Hall claimed her maiden major title at the Women's British Open, we look at her career highlights so far. I always joked to myself that the first tournament I win would be a major.

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