Pro am competition sets the scene for Women’s Open

American Cristie Kerr on the funday Tuesday with two of the male golfers she was playing with.

American Cristie Kerr on the funday Tuesday with two of the male golfers she was playing with.

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COMPETITORS taking part in the Women’s Open at Carnoustie took time out on Tuesday to play a pro am tournament.

The Women’s Open got under way on the Championship Course yesterday (Thursday) but many of the world’s leading females took part in Tuesday’s event including defending champion Yani Tseng and 2009 winner Catriona Matthew, the ambassador for Angus Council’s Carnoustie Country campaign.

Winner of the pro am’s morning session was Mika Miyazato of Japan, while American Stacey Lewis was victorious in the afternoon.

Results were:

Morning - 1, Mika Miyazato, Japan, 87 points; 2, Catriona Matthew, Scotland, 86; 3, Morgan Pressel, USA and Jiyai Shin, Korea, 85; 5, Michelle Wie, USA, 87; 6, Laura Davies, England and Sophie Gustafson, Sweden, 80; 8, Paula Creamer, USA, 79; 9, Suzann Pettersen, Norway, 75; 10, Beatriz Recari, Spain; Gwaladys Nocera, France; Juli Inkster, USA and Natalie Gulbis, USA, 74; 14, Melissa Reid, England, 73; 15, Ai Miyazato, Japan, 69; 16, Christel Boeljon, Netherlands, 68; 17, Yani Tseng, Taiwan, 67; 18, Anna Nordqvist, Sweden, 66; 19, Karrie Webb, Australia, 65 and 20, Miki Saiki, Japan, 57.

Afternoon - 1, Stacey Lewis, USA, 89 points; 2, Kristie Smith, Australia and In-Kyung Kim, Korea, 87; 4, Cristie Kerr, USA and Lee-Anne Pace, South Africa, 86; 6, Azahara Munoz, Spain, 85; 7, Sandra Gal, Germany and Angela Stanford, USA, 84; 9, Maria Hjorth, Sweden, 83; 10, Katie Futcher, USA and Diana Luna, Italy, 82; 12, Janice Moodie, Scotland, 81; 13, Karen Stupples, England and Na Yeon Choi, Korea, 80; 15, Caroline Hedwall, Sweden, 76; 16, Vicky Hurst, USA, 72; 17, Christina Kim, USA, 68; 18; Brittany Lincicome, USA, 67 and 19, Amy Yang, Korea, 59.