Hull narrowly misses out on medal at Olympic Golf Course

Hull narrowly misses out on medal at Olympic Golf Course

20 August 2016 / 19:09

Team GB’s Charley Hull finished just outside the medals at Rio 2016 after a thrilling final round at the Olympic Golf Course saw her end up tied for seventh.

The 20-year-old from Kettering was within a shot of the bronze-medal position after a birdie on the 11th but she three-putted on the 13th and was unable to pick up any shots until a birdie on the last.

The competition saw South Korea's Inbee Park become the first ever women’s Olympic golf champion as she shot a final-round 66 to finish on 16 under, five clear of world number one Lydia Ko of New Zealand who took silver.

China's Shanshan Feng took bronze as she finished a shot further back on 10 under par.

“I played pretty decent and I was quite happy with the way I finished,” said Hull.

“My putting wasn’t as good as usual but other than that, I have played very well all week.

“My first Olympics were a fantastic experience and I got a good buzz off it.

“It is a shame I couldn’t come away with a medal but I finished tied 7th. If you finish in the top ten in a major it is a pretty good week so I am happy.

“If you don’t win, you want to finish high up and it means I am knocking on the door.

“I seem to perform well at the big events because I like the pressure that goes with it.

“Hopefully this experience will help me in the future.”

Elsewhere Team GB’s Catriona Matthew was level par for the tournament as a final round of one under saw her finish 29th overall.

“Today I was never really in with a chance for a medal so it was just trying to play good golf and try something different with my putting to help that. It was nice to finish with a good round,” said Matthew.

“It was just yesterday that knocked the stuffing out of me with the triple bogey on the 12th hole but other than that I played pretty well.

 “It has been a great golf course for such a new course and it has played really well. It has been great being at the Olympics. I have loved it.

 “Hopefully golf will stay in the Olympics and we’ll get to watch it a few more times.”

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