As the clouds broke over Dumbarnie Links during the final round of the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open, the scoring average for the field dipped into the 60s for the first time all week (69.578). Two players took advantage of the favorable conditions, posting Dumbarnie’s new course record, 63: major champion Lydia Ko and LPGA Tour winner Ally Ewing.
“I was talking to my grandmother last night. Had some family stuff going on earlier in the week so touched base a lot and I was speaking with my grandmother and she said, well, how did you do, where are the leaders and I said I was at 2-under and the leaders were at nine and she said, well, just go shoot that tomorrow. I said, oh, Granny, that's quite the type of golf we are playing over here,” said Ewing. “I didn't think of it until I just signed my scorecard. That was a lot of fun and just great to capitalize on it.”
Ko said she was happy to end the week riding a wave of confidence before she turns her attention to the major championship at the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie. “I actually haven’t played well at the Scottish Open before, so it’s definitely nice to finish on a high. The wind was a lot calmer today, made it a little bit more gettable. I think I played really aggressive – well, I tried to stay pretty aggressive and that’s kind of been the mindset feeding off of last week,” said Ko, who came into Dumbarnie Links after earning the Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo. “So just kind of kept it to that. Definitely nice to cap this week on a high and good momentum going into next week.”