Quebec’s Maude-Aimée Leblanc failed to keep the rhythm in the final round of the Scottish Open in Ayrshire on Sunday, so much so that she finished in eighth place, seven strokes behind winner Ayaka Furue.
However, Leblanc was third after three days of competition, just one shot behind Lydia Ko and Céline Boutier. However, she committed two bogeys and a double bogey, causing her to slip down the overall standings.
With this card of 72 (N) she claims a total value of 174 (-14) in this tournament and therefore has to wait before she wins a first LPGA tournament.
After starting his final round in ninth place, Furue (62) scored no fewer than 10 birdies to end the tournament. His performance of 267 (-21) gave him his first ever track triumph. The 22-year-old Japanese has only one career rank in the top 10 so far.
Boutier (69), meanwhile, finished second after a rollercoaster round in which she had seven birdies but also four bogeys. She’s three shots behind the champion. South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim (66) and American Cheyenne Knight (67) follow their records with another goal.
The LPGA returns next weekend with the AIG Open in East Lothian, Scotland.