ScotlandDouble bogey last hole due to a bunker and technical error when escaping the trap in the last round on August 22, Nanna Koerstz Madsen had to return to T5 at the major Women’s Open.

On the par4 18th hole at Carnoustie par 71, Madsen and Anna Nordqvist kept the top of the table at -12, -11 away from the three players who had finished. In the final stage, both played well.

However, Madsen swept the clubhead on the second shot. The ball just passed Barry Creek, but into a bunker on the starboard side of the green. In contrast, Nordqvist hit the green after two shots, more than six meters from target with a birdie chance.

In the bunker, Madsen’s ball was in a difficult position – on the sloping sand. On the third shot, the Danish golfer made contact with the ball right at the heel of the sand wedge. The ball escapes, but into the rough.

Koerstz Madsen hit the ball nearly 3m . from the crater

Madsen’s double bogey on the 18th hole last round of the Women’s Open on August 22.

Madsen then chip into the green, 2.4 meters from the hole. At this point, Nordqvist, if two putts keep par, are still crowned with -12 points. The Swede rolled the left rim of the hole in the first putt and tapped it lightly, while Madsen closed a double bogey, two putts behind.

Nordqvist won $870,000 for the Women’s Open championship. Madsen dropped to T5 in the end at -10, earning $219,800. Madeline Sagstrom, Georgia Hall and Lizette Salas on T2 (-11), each received $409,135.

“I was very worried all day. I tried to avoid technical errors. Finished 17 holes but made a mistake on the 18th hole,” Madsen said after the round.

Madsen in the unsatisfactory escape from the bunker on hole 18. Photo: EPA

Madsen in the unsatisfactory escape from the bunker on hole 18. Photo: EPA

“Nanna is really good. She has a lot of good plays around the green, especially when she kept par 17. It’s sad to finish with double bogey. But I think Nanna has far to improve,” Nordqvist expressed sympathy with the expensive mistake. Madsen’s price.

Madsen was born in 1994, has been a professional for six years. She has been on the LPGA Tour since 2018 and has yet to win a title.

Hole 18 at Carnoustie’s famous major village through the breakup of Jean Van de Velde on the last day of The Open 1999. At that time, Velde lost the Claret Jug Cup because of the last triple bogey, after entangled in Barry Creek.

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