How it Happened: Lewis wins Women's British

Stacy Lewis tees off on the 18th hole during the final round of the Ricoh Women's British Open at the Old Course in St Andrews.

Stacy Lewis tees off on the 18th hole during the final round of the Ricoh Women's British Open at the Old Course in St Andrews.

Na Yeon Choi's third-round 75 early Sunday ceded the lead to Morgan Pressel, who shot 71 to move to 9 under. Choi fell to third.

Stacy Lewis moved into second – and lurked all day, finally taking the lead outright at the 18th. After watching Choi's attempt to catch Lewis late fell just short, the former Arkansas Razorback was exchanging hugs as the new Women's British Open champion.

Inbee Park arguably lost the advantage of an early third-round tee time and potentially better conditions, then shot 74 to effectively end her pursuit of a Grand Slam season.

• Pressel moves to Women's British Open's 54-hole lead, with another 18 to go Sunday.

Follow the highlights of Sunday's action right here – and scroll down for our previous coverage of this week's events at St. Andrews!

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Update No. 26: 1:08 p.m. EDT

Na Yeon Choi hits a fine wedge shot to inside 10 feet, but it comes to rest on the green – and ensures a win for Stacy Lewis. Choi's birdie putt just misses and she taps in for par to finish T-2 at 6 under.

"I felt so comfortable on this golf course all week," Lewis said to ESPN after Choi's round ended. ". . . I just hung in there, hung in there today, and to finish the way I did was just awesome.

"I love this place; I love the history that surrounds it, and I know I wanted to win here so bad. I putted so well this week, and just . . . had a bunch of putts not go in, and I just hung in there and I was very patient – and I think that was the difference here this week."

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Update No. 25: 1:04 p.m. EDT

Trailing leader Stacy Lewis by two shots, Na Yeon Choi gives herself one last chance to force a playoff – driving the ball in the fairway on the short 18th to have a shot at holing out.

Suzann Pettersen finishes with birdie and Morgan Pressel with par as they head in at 5 under, tied for fourth.

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Update No. 24: 1:01 p.m. EDT

Na Yeon Choi chips to about 4 feet at the 17th – but just barely misses her par attempt over the left edge. That gives Stacy Lewis a two-shot lead as Choi has only the 18th to play, needing eagle.

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Update No. 23: 12:53 p.m. EDT

Morgan Pressel falls out of contention with a bogey at No. 17, slipping to 5 under and three back of the lead with one to play. Playing partner Suzann Pettersen also bogeys to slip to 4 under. After a long wait, Na Yeon Choi lands her approach at 17 on the green but it rolls off the left edge toward the back and will need an up-and-down to stay one back of leader Stacy Lewis.

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Update No. 22: 12:46 p.m. EDT

Na Yeon Choi, a shot back of leader Stacy Lewis, finds the fairway at the 17th – where Morgan Pressel and Suzann Pettersen found trouble ahead with their approach shots, both missing right.

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Update No. 21: 12:41 p.m. EDT

Na Yeon Choi pars Nos. 15-16 to remain 7 under, one back of leader Stacy Lewis. Miki Saiki birdies No. 16, her second in three holes, to move to sixth at 4 under.

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Update No. 20: 12:35 p.m. EDT

Hee Young Park finishes with 73 and heads to the clubhouse 6 under and T-3 alongside Morgan Pressel. Lizette Salas also finishes with 73 and heads in seventh at 3 under.

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Update No. 19: 12:24 p.m. EDT

After hitting her approach too strong with the putter at the 18th, Stacy Lewis makes a 20-footer for birdie to claim the outright lead as she heads to the clubhouse. Lewis' even-par 72 sends her in at 8 under.

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Update No. 18: 12:19 p.m. EDT

Co-leader Na Yeon Choi finds trouble off the 15th tee, but recovers nicely and gives herself a birdie opportunity; the putt is just low and she taps in to remain 7 under. Suzann Pettersen bogeys again at No. 15 to fall back to 5 under, two back of the lead and alone in fifth.

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Update No. 17: 12:11 p.m. EDT

Na Yeon Choi's second straight bogey comes at No. 14 and drops her to 7 under – and that puts her in a tie for the lead as Stacy Lewis quickly follows with a birdie at No. 17 to rise to that mark.

Suzann Pettersen birdies No. 14 to return to T-2 at 6 under, immediately atoning for her bogey on the previous hole. Pettersen, Hee Young Park and Morgan Pressel are one shot back of Choi and Lewis.

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Update No. 16: 11:55 a.m. EDT

Hee Young Park bucks the afternoon trend and birdies the 16th to move to T-2 at 6 under along with Stacy Lewis and Morgan Pressel, two back of leader Na Yeon Choi. Nicole Castrale also birdies, at the 14th, to get to 1 over and T-15.

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Update No. 15: 11:51 a.m. EDT

Na Yeon Choi suffers a long three-putt at No. 13, a bogey narrowing her lead to two shots as she slips to 8 under. It's Choi's first bogey since the fourth hole and just her second of the round.

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Update No. 14: 11:47 a.m. EDT

Morgan Pressel shores up her scorecard a bit with a par at No. 13 to remain 6 under, T-2 and three back of leader Na Yeon Choi – who has parred Nos. 11-12 and is 2 under for her last eight holes.

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Update No. 13: 11:38 a.m. EDT

St. Andrews is standing up for itself once again, as Stacy Lewis also bogeys, at No. 15, to fall back to 6 under, T-2 with Morgan Pressel – and three back of leader Na Yeon Choi. Suzann Pettersen bogeys as well, at No. 13, to fall to 5 under and T-4 with Hee Young Park. Park has steadied herself a bit with a par at No. 15.

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Update No. 12: 11:28 a.m. EDT

Morgan Pressel misses a short bogey putt at No. 12, falling to T-3 at 6 under via the double bogey. Hee Young Park has made three straight bogeys to fall to 5 under, alone in fifth.

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Update No. 11: 11:23 a.m. EDT

Stacy Lewis narrowly misses an eagle putt at No. 14, tapping in for birdie to move to third alone at 7 under.

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Update No. 10: 11:19 a.m. EDT

Na Yeon Choi reclaims the outright lead with a birdie at No. 10 that moves her to 9 under. Choi moves one ahead of Morgan Pressel, three ahead of Stacy Lewis, Hee Young Park and Suzann Pettersen.

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Update No. 9: 10:58 a.m. EDT

Hee Young Park bogeys No. 12 to slip to 7 under, leaving Na Yeon Choi and Morgan Pressel in the lead at 8 under, with Park and Suzann Pettersen at 7 under.

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Update No. 8: 10:32 a.m. EDT

A bogey at No. 11 drops Stacy Lewis one shot back of the lead at 7 under. World No. 1 Inbee Park, meanwhile, gets a much-needed birdie at No. 14 and follows with a par at No. 15; after making the turn in 41, though, the damage is done and she's 4 over, her Grand Slam aspirations just three holes from being put to rest.

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Update No. 7: 10:21 a.m. EDT

Na Yeon Choi moves back into a share of the lead, birdieing No. 6 to get back to 8 under. The lead is now a four-way tie with Choi, Stacy Lewis, Hee Young Park and Morgan Pressel. As our European senior writer Alistair Tait wondered aloud via his Twitter account, @GolfweekTait: "Four now tied at 8-under-par in #RicohWomensBritishOpen Is it too early to ask what the playoff holes are?"

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Update No. 6: 10:10 a.m. EDT

And Park moves into a share of the lead – Hee Young Park, that is, with a birdie at No. 9. She tours the front in 1 under, tied for the lead at 8 under with Stacy Lewis and Morgan Pressel.

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Update No. 5: 9:56 a.m. EDT

Catriona Matthew's big third-round finish hasn't provided a lasting effect into today's final round. She's 5 over, dropping to T-12, and as our Beth Ann Baldry noted via her Twitter account, @Golfweek_Baldry: "Just noticed Catriona Matthew made an 8 on the par-5 fifth. Whole of Scotland sighed."

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Update No. 4: 9:42 a.m. EDT

Back-to-back birdies at Nos. 7-8 lift Stacy Lewis into a share of the lead at 8 under alongside Morgan Pressel. Na Yeon Choi bogeys No. 4 to slip back to T-3 at 7 under alongside Hee Young Park.

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Update No. 3: 9:33 a.m. EDT

Lizette Salas is 1 under for the final round, moving into a tie for fifth at 5 under alongside Miki Saiki, who's 2 over today.

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Update No. 2: 9:27 a.m. EDT

Bogeys at Nos. 2 and 4 have dropped Stacy Lewis to T-4 alongside Suzann Pettersen at 6 under. Moving into third place is Hee Young Park, even par for the round through six holes and 7 under for the tournament, one shot back of co-leaders Na Yeon Choi and Morgan Pressel.

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Update No. 1: 9:21 a.m. EDT

Na Yeon Choi moves back into a share of the lead, birdieing No. 3 to move to 8 under. Third-round leader Morgan Pressel also is on that mark after bogeying No. 2 and following with a par.

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Early risers

Morgan Pressel shot 71 in the third round to take the lead, with Stacy Lewis shooting 69 to move into second.

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Slow starters

Na Yeon Choi's third-round 75 dropped her to third place. Perhaps most noteworthy, though, Inbee Park's 74 this morning has taken her out of the running for a Grand Slam season – and she has followed in the fourth round today with a first-hole double bogey on her way to going 5 over through 12 holes.

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Weather conditions

Expect a mix of sun and rain, according to accuweather.com, with morning temps expected in the mid-60s and highs near 70; a 50 percent chance of rain is forecast throughout the day, with lighter winds expected.

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Saturday's coverage

St. Andrews slams field as Women's British runs into wind delay

The Scots say “nae rain, nae wind, nae golf.” Well there was nae rain, plenty of wind, but there was nae golf, at least for those in contention. The Old Course of St. Andrews won the third round of the Women’s British Open. Hands down. With winds regularly gusting above 40 mph, with one blast measured at more than 50 mph, play was suspended at 12:31 p.m. local time.

How it Happened: Third round of Women's British Open on hold

Na Yeon Choi took hold of the Women's British Open lead after the second round, but must wait another day to play the third round as high winds forced the suspension of play Saturday. Surprisingly, Inbee Park has not fared well at St. Andrews, 1 under through four holes of her third round and seven back of the lead as she chases a Grand Slam season.

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Friday's coverage

Choi chases 2nd career major, moves to lead at St. Andrews

Whoever wins this week’s Women’s British Open will have to putt the St. Andrews greens well. That’s the case in any tournament, but especially on the massive double greens of St. Andrews. Na Yeon Choi seems to have found her putting stroke just in time.

How it happened: Choi moves to lead in Women's British

Na Yeon Choi moved to the top of the leaderboard Friday in Scotland, shooting her second consecutive 67 to overtake first-round co-leader Morgan Pressel in the Women's British Open at St. Andrews. Choi leads by a shot over Miki Saiki and two over Pressel. Inbee Park, chasing her fourth major victory this season was much closer to the cut line than the lead.

Afternoon notebook: Lewis says Park 'still in it,' even eight back; Lewis paces self; more

The pressure likely isn't going to get any bigger than this. After two rounds of the Ricoh Women’s British Open, Inbee Park sits at 2-under 142 for the tournament, eight strokes behind leader Na Yeon Choi. With two rounds to play over a windy Old Course, anything can happen as she makes her quest for a record fourth consecutive major in the same season.

Midway through second round, Saiki takes lead as Davies, Hull falter

Two things seemed pretty certain midway into the second round of the $2.75 million Ricoh Women’s British Open. Laura Davies and Charley Hull are unlikely to make this year’s European Solheim Cup team. Davies and Hull missed the cut, matching each other’s 4-over-par totals of 148.

Notes: Pressel's confidence, Stanford's run, more midway through second round

Morgan Pressel and her strapping caddie, Barry Cesarz (aka “The Rock”), play the occasional round together in South Florida. As Cesarz stands in the fairway with a 7-iron in his hand, he knows the boss is likely to hit it closer with her hybrid. What Cesarz feels in that moment, is what opponents of Pressel’s have felt her entire career, and it can be maddening.

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Thursday coverage

My victory in the Women’s British Open Pro-Am

Oliver Horovitz is a writer, filmmaker and caddie on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. His book, “An American Caddie in St. Andrews,” was published by Gotham Books in March, and is in stores now.

Lucky draw: Lewis' early morning translates to early success

Stacy Lewis played the Old Course back to front, but she is in contention at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

Inbee Park's St. Andrews opener derailed by rare 3-putts

An early-morning Scottish mist had rolled over the Kingdom of Fife as Inbee Park, the undisputed Queen of Golf for the moment, smiled cooly and yawned occasionally as she prepared to begin the first leg of her fourth major conquest of the season at 7:03 a.m.

Young caddie, Old Course, good fun

Oliver Horovitz is a smart guy, and not just because he matriculated at Harvard University. The author of “An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course” enrolled at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for his gap year between high school and college. Now that is genius.

Morgan Pressel fights Solheim demons to excel at St. Andrews

Morgan Pressel is trying to control her subconsciousness. She’s fighting a losing battle.

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Pre-tournament coverage

Park chases a first at grand cathedral of golf: Even though Inbee Park is chasing a fourth major title this season, she hasn't achieved full celebrity status just yet.

Poised, polished Creamer pursues Women's British: Paula Creamer wouldn't mind being the player who stands between Inbee Park and a fourth major this week at St. Andrews.

Booth, Matthew lone Scots in Women's British field: Scottish golf fans hoping to see one of their own win this week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open have all their eggs in just two baskets.

Webb among Park's potential spoilers at St. Andrews: Though Karrie Webb hasn’t won a major since 2006, she’s a solid pick to spoil Inbee Park’s fun. Among those in the field this week, only Juli Inkster has as many major titles.

Charley Hull hoping for Solheim Cup nod: This week at St. Andrews, Charley Hull is giving hot pursuit to a new dream: next month’s Solheim Cup.

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