Lowest 18-Hole Scores in the Women's British Open

What are the best rounds in the history of the Women's British Open? There have been only a handful of scores as low as 63 in this major championship of women's golf. But 62 is the tournament record.

In fact, the very first 62 in major championship history — women's or men's — was carded in this tournament. Minea Blomqvist and Mirim Lee share the Women's British Open 18-hole scoring record with 62s, but Blomqvist was the first to do it.

Best Rounds in The Women's Open

  • 62 — Minea Blomqvist, third round, Sunningdale, 2004
  • 62 — Mirim Lee, first round, Woburn (Marquess), 2016
  • 63 — Karrie Webb, third round, Sunningdale, 1997
  • 63 — Cristie Kerr, third round, Sunningdale, 2004
That's it, only four rounds so far of 63 and lower in The Women's Open. Note that Webb's 63 happened before the tournament had major championship status; the other three scores all happened during the tournament's major championship era.

And, as noted above, when Blomqvist carded a 62 in the third round of the 2004 Women's Open, she became the first woman or man to shoot lower than 63 in any major. (The first 62 in men's majors didn't happen until 2017.)

Blomqvist went on to play on the LPGA Tour and was a two-time champion on the Ladies European Tour. But in 2004, she was still an amateur. She opened with a 68 that year, had the 62 in the third round and a 70 in the final round. But a 78 in Round 2 held her back and she finished in a tie for eighth place.

Webb, in 1997, was the first golfer to score 63 in the Women's British Open. That was after opening with a 65. She wound up winning the tournament by a whopping eight strokes.

Who had the first 64? While there are still only a handful of 63s and better in the Women's British Open, 64s are more common (though still not frequent). But who was the first golfer to card a 64 in the WBO? That was Jane Geddes, who did it in the 1993 tournament on the Dukes Course at Woburn Golf Club. It happened in the final round and was her lowest score by eight strokes. Geddes, who won the tournament in 1989, tied for fourth place in 1993.

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