Catriona Matthew reaches LPGA milestone

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  • Catriona Matthew celebrates 100th top ten finish on LPGA Tour
  • The Scot finished T8 at the Kingsmill Championship on eight-under
  • This is Matthew's 21st season playing on the LPGA Tour

Catriona Matthew added to her extensive list of career achievements by recording her 100th top ten finish on the LPGA Tour at the Kingsmill Championship.

The Scot shot a five-under par final round of 66 on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort, but finished seven shots back from winner Minjee Lee and alongside Candie Kung and Lexi Thompson in a tie for eighth on eight-under.

Nevertheless, the result clearly meant a lot to Matthew, who hails from North Berwick, as she tweeted:

The four-time LPGA Tour winner also received congratulations from Judy Murray – mother of tennis star Andy – who tweeted: “Catriona Matthew deserves so much more credit + exposure for her incredible golfing successes. 100th top 10 finish on the Ladies Tour. HUGE.”

Matthew has been a member of the LPGA Tour since 1995 having qualified at the first attempt after finishing fifth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in 1994.

Also a member of the Ladies European Tour, where she has won six times, it took until 2001 for Matthew to claim her first LPGA Tour title at the Hawaiian Ladies Open, with her second triumph coming at the Wendy’s Championship for Children in 2004.

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Having finished runner-up by one shot in the Kraft Nabisco Championship (now the ANA Inspiration) in 2007, Matthew won her first and only major title to date at the 2009 Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes, made all the more impressive as it came just 11 weeks after the birth of her second child, Sophie.

Matthew has also represented Team Europe on seven occasions at the Solheim Cup, most recently in 2013, the same year she agonisingly lost out to Inbee Park in the third hole of a sudden death play-off at the LPGA Championship.

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