Hudson falls away after early progress

AFTER her excellent opening two rounds, Doncaster's Rebecca Hudson dropped out of contention in the final two days of the Ricoh Women's British Open at St.Andrews.

Lying joint third after rounds of 70 and 73 left her three under par, Hudson had a disastrous third round of 82, nine over par, in extremely difficult windy conditions on Saturday which affected all the field and she dropped well down the field at six over. Her final round yesterday was a three over par 76 to finish on 301

World No 1 Lorena Ochoa claimed her first major title and became the first woman to win a professional title on the Old Course.


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Woods became the first player in PGA Tour history to win the same event three consecutive times on two separate occasions.

Woods came from a shot behind in the final round, carding a bogey-free five under par 65, to blow away the field in intermittent rain and win the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.


Westwood, after good opening rounds of 68 and 71 blew his chances with a third round 79 before finishing with a 69 yesterday for 287, seven over par amongst a group uincluding Luke Donald and Ernie Els. Open champion Padraig Harrington ended on 285.