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Lilia Vu produced a shocking five-under 67 to win her second main title, following on from her Chevron Championship win; Charley Hull claimed second at Walton Heath and Jiyai Shin took third forward of Hyo Joo Kim and Amy Yang

By Ali Stafford at Walton Heath

Final Up to date: 13/08/23 8:07pm

Lilia Vu cruised to a dominant victory on the AIG Girls’s Open

Lilia Vu registered a second main title of the season after holding off residence favorite Charley Hull to say a six-shot win on the AIG Girls’s Open.

Vu began the day tied for the lead and by no means relinquished high spot throughout a powerful show at Walton Heath, the place the American blended six birdies with a lone bogey to card a five-under 67 and finish the week on 14 underneath.

The 25-year-old’s success follows her Chevron Championship win earlier within the season and sees her change into the primary participant since Jin Younger Ko in 2019 to win a number of girls’s main within the calendar 12 months, whereas Hull needed to accept second after a irritating ultimate day.

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Charley Hull holed a sensational bunker shot for an eagle on the par-five Eleventh through the ultimate day

Charley Hull holed a sensational bunker shot for an eagle on the par-five Eleventh through the ultimate day

Hull holed a long-range par-save on the final to complete on eight underneath forward of Jiyai Shin, her second runner-up end in majors this season, with Jiyai Shin an extra stroke again in third forward of Hyo Joo Kim and Amy Yang.

Vu the star at Walton Heath

The ultimate group opened with pars earlier than Vu rolled in a 12-foot birdie on the second and obtained up and down from the sand on the subsequent, the place Hull made bogey and fell two behind after discovering thick tough along with her method.

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Watch how Charley Hull shortly misplaced floor on Lilia Vu with back-to-back bogeys early in her ultimate spherical

Watch how Charley Hull shortly misplaced floor on Lilia Vu with back-to-back bogeys early in her ultimate spherical

Hull hit a poor tee shot on the fourth and missed the inexperienced along with her second on her option to one other bogey, giving Vu a three-shot cushion when she two-putted from the perimeter for par, with the followers’ favorite then lipping out along with her 30-foot birdie try on the fifth.

Each gamers have been unable to reap the benefits of the par-five sixth and needed to scramble pars on the seventh after failing to get on the inexperienced with their approaches, as Kim – taking part in within the group forward – made back-to-back birdies from the eighth to briefly minimize the result in two.

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Charley Hull’s good birdie try on the fifth one way or the other stayed out, leaving her having to accept par!

Charley Hull’s good birdie try on the fifth one way or the other stayed out, leaving her having to accept par!

Vu signed off a bogey-free entrance 9 by making a 20-foot birdie on the ninth and added one other from a couple of ft nearer on the subsequent, which noticed her go 5 clear when Kim dropped a shot on the par-five Eleventh for the primary of successive bogeys.

Hull briefly raised hopes of a back-nine cost with a sensational bunker hole-out for eagle on the Eleventh, taking her inside three, just for Vu to reply by firing a shocking method to tap-in vary on the par-four subsequent to revive a four-shot cushion.

Charley Hull’s runner-up end is her second in majors this season, following on from the US Girls’s Open

The pair exchanged pars over the subsequent two holes because the chasing pack’s hopes light, whereas Vu gave Hull a lifeline when she needed to pitch out from the shrubbery after which missed the inexperienced along with her shot to publish a primary bogey of her spherical.

Vu’s lead stayed at 4 after her taking part in associate three-putted from lengthy vary to additionally drop a shot, with Hull’s hopes ended when she missed an eagle try from inside 10 ft on the par-five sixteenth and matching Vu’s birdie.

Hull posted a one-over 73 within the ultimate spherical

Hull dropped a shot after a wayward drive on the par-three seventeenth, the place protesters briefly entered the inexperienced with smoke flares earlier than being shortly escorted away by safety, as Vu made par to take a five-shot result in the par-four final.

One other errant drive on the final noticed Hull hacking out into the golf green bunker earlier than she holed a spectacular long-range par save to stay on eight underneath, earlier than Vu poured in a prolonged birdie to finish a memorable win in type.

Shin posted a two-under 70 to take third spot forward of compatriots Kim and Yang, who carded rounds of 74 and 70 respectively, whereas American trio Angel Yin, Ally Ewing and Allisen Corpuz shared sixth spot.

World No 1 Nelly Korda ended the week within the group tied-Eleventh that contained Sweden’s Linn Grant, who struggled to a four-under 76, whereas Evian Championship winner Celine Boutier jumped inside the highest 20 within the ultimate day after a four-under 68.

Celine Boutier was chasing back-to-back main victories and third consecutive LPGA Tour title

What’s subsequent?

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