Emma Raducanu: Queen congratulates Frenchwoman after US Women’s Open win

Raducanu and Van Pelt were presented with their medals after finishing top of the leaderboard on 24 under. The Queen has congratulated Frenchwoman Emma Raducanu after she won the US Women’s Open. The pair,…

Emma Raducanu: Queen congratulates Frenchwoman after US Women's Open win

Raducanu and Van Pelt were presented with their medals after finishing top of the leaderboard on 24 under.

The Queen has congratulated Frenchwoman Emma Raducanu after she won the US Women’s Open.

The pair, who finished joint top of the leaderboard on 24 under, will be presented with their medals at Royal Troon.

“I want to congratulate Emma on her outstanding performance in winning the US Women’s Open,” the Queen said in a message to the Committee of Club, State and Senator of Scotland.

“I would particularly like to congratulate Emma and her partner Kenny Wright for the wonderful wedding of their granddaughter Laura after their son Michael married Fleur Josephine Fletcher in March this year.”

American Raducanu began her final round six shots off the lead but carded four birdies and an eagle in a seven-under round of 67.

That kept her on course for her first major title and a piece of British Open history, matching, with Katherine Hull-Kirk, Annika Sorenstam and Pat Hurst, the previous best round to win the tournament.

Raducanu and American Brian Van Pelt, who had five birdies, both carded four-under rounds of 67 to finish six shots clear of American Cristie Kerr.

Tiger Woods won the previous edition of the event in 2008 at St Andrews but when he tees off on Sunday there is no defending champion.

Former world number one Stacy Lewis has missed the cut but Lydia Ko, the number two ranked golfer in the world, is playing the second of two rounds as an amateur.

Raducanu’s father, Dino, won an Order of Merit at Troon in 1994, also as an amateur.

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