Scot Catriona Matthew has been one of six athletes nominated for the United Kingdom's Sunday Times Sportwoman of the Year. Matthew, who won the 2009 RICOH Women's British Open just weeks after giving birth to her second daughter, also earned a spot on the European Solheim Cup Team thanks to the victory. Matthew, who has been a member of the LPGA since 1995, has three official Tour victories, one unofficial victory earlier this season at the HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup 2009, and made five appearances on the European Solheim Cup Team.
The 2009 Sunday Times Sportwoman of the Year voting will close at midnight Oct. 27 and voting is taking place online at: www.timesonline.co.uk/sportswomen. The winner will be announced at an awards luncheon on Nov. 3, at the David Beckham Academy in London.
In addition to Matthew, the finalists include: Jessica Ennis, heptathlon; Victoria Pendleton, cycling; Gemma Spofforth, swimming; Claire Taylor, cricket; Chrissie Wellington, women's Ironman triathlon.
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