South Korea's Hur ends LPGA drought with Scottish Open triumph

Moriya Jutanugarn tees off at the 6th hole during day four of the Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick Scotland on Sunday

Ladies Scottish Open: South Korea's Mi Jung Hur seals four-shot win

Lee, admittedly, finished nine shots behind the victor, Mi Jung Hur and was thankful after her round that she had avoided most of the heavy weather which built as the day went on.

The saturated clouds had a silver lining for Mi Jung Hur at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open.

The 29-year-old shot a 20-under 264 to win the four-round tournament on Sunday (local time).

Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn showed exactly why she is one of the best players in the world, surging through the field on the back nine with three birdies in a four-hole stretch, to give herself a chance of lifting the title once again.

Prior to Hur delivering a telling thrust with four birdies in a row around the turn - she covered the last ten holes in six under and came home in 31 - Gorebridge man Marshall had once again delivered some welcome words of comfort to his boss.

Further back Carly Booth went from a four-putt on Friday to 51 holes without a bogey, and even a couple in the last three holes to end that run didn't stop her from her best finish - a tie for ninth - in a LPGA-sanctioned event. "It was really tough today with the rain but my caddie Gary is from Scotland and he helped me a lot on the course".

Hur's last LPGA victory came at the 2014 LPGA Classic, having won her maiden title five years before in the Safeway Classic.

Hur finished joint second behind her compatriot, Mi Hyang Lee, at Dundonald Links two years ago in similar foul weather. "I don't think of myself as a good player in bad weather but everybody says I must be".

Looking to emulate the feats of her younger sister, Moriya said, "I had another pretty solid day, I made a couple of bogeys and I am just trying to play my game and have fun out there".

With qualification for the Solheim Cup now closed following the final round in East Lothian, Europe captain Catriona Matthew will reveal her four wildcard picks on Monday for the September showpiece against the United States at Gleneagles. "I'm probably going to be quite a few shots back, but obviously that means I can be pretty aggressive and I don't have to leave anything out there". "I just played with my confidence after that", she said.

Carly Booth, the 2012 victor, finished as leading Scot in joint-ninth after a closing 71 for 274.

Booth, meanwhile, hadn't dropped a shot for 50 holes but she made bogeys on the 16th and the 18th in a closing 71.

"I can't complain", said the 27-year-old from Comrie.

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