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Atthaya targets Open crown

World No.6 wants to emulate Ariya’s feat

Atthaya Thitikul

Teenage star Atthaya Thitikul hopes to become the second Thai to win the Women’s British Open this week.

The year’s fifth and final major of women’s golf tees off today at Muirfield in Scotland.

Ariya Jutanugarn has won two major tournaments — the 2016 Women’s British Open and 2018 US Women’s Open.

Patty Tavanakit is Thailand’s only other major winner with her success at the 2021 ANA Inspiration.

Atthaya won the Smyth Salver as the low amateur at the Women’s British Open in 2018 and 2019 and wants to follow in the footsteps of Ariya.

The 19-year-old is one of the fastest rising stars and is now Thailand’s highest-ranked player at No.6.


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