Na and Artis do well at Scottish Open
BY Ladies European Tour | 02 Sep 2013
Scotland’s Solheim Cup star Catriona Matthew fired a final round 70 to secure her second Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open title in three years after a cold and blustery day at Archerfield Links in East Lothian.
The North Berwick local held steady in winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour to post a three-round total of eight-under-par after rounds of 71, 67 and 70. She ended two strokes ahead of England’s Hannah Burke, the only other player under par, on six-under after a final round 68, with fellow Englishwoman Holly Clyburn eight strokes further back on two-over.
An honorary member at Archerfield, where she practises regularly, Matthew was nonetheless surprised by the unseasonable conditions. “When it’s this windy I normally don’t practice! It was pretty windy out there!” she admitted.
“It’s great to win at home. It’s always nice play at home in front of your family and makes it special,” said Matthew, collecting her first win since the 2012 Ladies Irish Open and a first prize of £27,000.
“I played really well today. It was very difficult with the wind. An amazing score by Hannah: four-under. I saw the leader board after 15 and I thought I’d be a few more ahead than I was. It was a little tense coming down the last few holes,” Matthew said.
Australians Stephanie Na and Rebecca Artis tied for 6th. Artis has moved to 33rd on the Ladies European Tour money list while Na is now 82nd.