L.E.T. Scotland's Catriona Matthew Wins Ladies Scottish Open September 01 2013

Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland Scotland's Catriona Matthew wins the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Archerfield Links in East Lothian. Catriona and Trophy / Getty Catriona, from North Berwick, topped the leaderboard with a two-stroke win in the Ladies Scottish Open, where she is an honorary member at Archerfield Links. In winds gusting up to thirty miles an hour, Catriona held firm with a final round of -2 under par, for her winning tournament total of -8 under par. A magnificent effort, in such conditions. There was only one other player to finish the tournament in under par, and that was second placed Hannah Burke, from England. Hannah finished on -6 under par for her tournament. Catriona enjoyed her local win, with husband Graeme on her bag, and daughters Katie and Sophie waiting to greet her on the 18th green; “It’s great to win at home. It’s always nice play at home in front of your family and makes it special. I played really well today. It was very difficult with the wind. An amazing score by Hannah, four-under. I saw the leader board after 15 and I thought I’d be a few more ahead than I was. It was a little tense coming down the last few holes. I played really well today. It was very difficult with the wind. An amazing score by Hannah, four-under. I saw the leader board after 15 and I thought I’d be a few more ahead than I was. It was a little tense coming down the last few holes. I made two really good birdies on 14 and 15 and 16, just missed the green a little with my second shot and a silly double really, a silly three-putt, but then hit a good shot into 17 and 18, a par-5, should be able to make five or six at worst." Hannah shot an amazing last round, in those conditions, -4 under par 68, which kept the pressure on Catriona; " You had to take the wind into consideration when putting and just had to be really cautious. Luckily enough I had Jo Morley on the bag so she helped me as well. She kept me smiling so it was a lot of fun out there, I would have taken level par at the beginning of the day with the wind but four-under-par was fantastic.” LET rookie Holly Clyburn, a winner at the Deloitte Ladies Open, proved that she could play in adverse weather conditions by finishing in third place. Her final round of -1 under par 71 gave her a total of +2 over par for the tournament. Catriona, Hannah and Holly, were joined by Heather MacRae and Stacy Lee Bregman as the only five players to score under par on the final day. The Amateur competition, running simultaneously, the former Liverpool and Scotland international footballer Alan Hansen won with a total of -22 under-par. Eric Lambert ended a stroke back in second, with Angela Ford in third on -19 under-par.