Ashleigh Buhai closes in on Women’s Open title after taking five-shot lead

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  • South African leads Chun In-gee and Hinako Shibuno
  • One of Muirfield’s first female members also plays as marker

Just when a glimmer of hope had been provided to the field, Ashleigh Buhai slammed the door shut in the style of a champion.

Buhai’s third shot to Muirfield’s par-five 17th had sailed long of the green. She had a dicey chip remaining. Not content to trickle her ball towards the hole and save par, the South African holed out for a birdie four. Her lead had been extended to six shots.

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Written by Ewan Murray at Muirfield
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