The 2009 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger once again served as the U.S.-based qualifier for the LPGA Tour's final major of the season, the RICOH Women's British Open. Sixty-five players registered to try to qualify and at the end of 36 holes of competition it looked like Sarah Kemp, Eunjung Yi, Kris Tschetter, Jin Joo Hong and Allison Hanna-Williams were on their way to England. However, since Yi won the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, she became eligible for the RICOH Women's British Open under Category 7G (winners of any LPGA Tour event in 2009), which opened one more spot from the qualifier. Since Ashleigh Simon and Sung Ah Yim were tied for sixth in the qualifying spots at the conclusion of the first 36 holes of play, their third round scores would serve as the tie breaker. Simon (71) was one stroke better than Yim (72) for the third round and earned a spot in the 2009 RICOH Women's British Open.
The U.S.-based qualifier at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger was open to LPGA Tour members who had entered, but not otherwise qualified for the RICOH Women's British Open and who expressed their wish to compete in the U.S.-based qualifier. The 2009 RICOH Women's British Open will be contested July 30-Aug. 2 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England.
Topics: Press Release, Ricoh Women's British Open