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Mo Martin during Sunday's final round of the 2014 Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale.
Mo Martin during Sunday's final round of the 2014 Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale.

With an eagle at the 18th hole, Mo Martin got to the clubhouse early at 1 under and watched her score stand up as Inbee Park, Shanshan Feng and Suzann Pettersen could not catch her – Martin winning the Women's British Open.

• Read about Martin's relationship with her late grandfather.

Recap the final-round action right here – and also scroll down for our previous coverage:

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Update #23: 12:18 p.m. EDT

Two shots, one must fall. Suzann Pettersen hits first and is pin high but about 3 feet left – a fine shot but not enough this time. Inbee Park ...

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Sun Ju Ahn during the third round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
Sun Ju Ahn during the third round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

Inbee Park will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Ricoh Women's British Open as she searches for her first Women's British crown and fifth overall major title.

Park, at 4 under, will be paired with Suzann Pettersen Sunday at Royal Birkdale. The pair will tee off at 12:35 p.m. local time.

Pettersen is one of three players tied for second at 3 under. Sun-Ju Ahn, who was penalized two shots Saturday, and Shanshan Feng will tee off together at 12:25 p.m.

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for ...

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Beth Ann Nichols
Inbee Park during Saturday's third round of the 2014 Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale.
Inbee Park during Saturday's third round of the 2014 Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale.

SOUTHPORT, England – Funny how quickly we can forget the extraordinary. Inbee Park came to Royal Birkdale completely under the radar. She called the oversight “weird” and “awkward” but said she didn’t mind.

Last year at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, Park was the only story at the top of the week. The world’s best player was chasing the elusive Grand Slam at the Home of Golf. Park fell short, and one year later the spotlight had shifted considerably to a budding rivalry between Stacy Lewis and Michelle Wie.

Cue Park, back to spoil the party with designs ...

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Alistair Tait
Sun Ju Ahn hits her third shot at the par-5 18th during the third round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Ahn was given a two-shot penalty after building her stance on this shot from the bunker.
Sun Ju Ahn hits her third shot at the par-5 18th during the third round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Ahn was given a two-shot penalty after building her stance on this shot from the bunker.

SOUTHPORT, England – Korea’s Sun-Ju Ahn got a harsh lesson in the intricacies of Rule 13-3, Building Stance, in the third round of the $3 million Ricoh Women’s British Open.

It could cost her a chance to win her first major championship.

Ahn had a one-shot lead over Inbee Park when she stepped into a greenside bunker on Royal Birkdale’s 18th hole. By the time she left the 18th green, she was one behind Park.

The 26-year-old Ahn violated Rule 13-3, in particularly Decision 13-3/3, Knocking Down Side of Bunker to Get Level Stance. She spent a ...

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Inbee Park during the third round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
Inbee Park during the third round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

After making par at the 18th and carding what she thought was a 3-under 69 Saturday at the Ricoh Women's British Open, South Korea's Sun Ju Ahn found herself with the 54-hole lead.

But when she arrived at the scoring tent, Ahn was informed that she was being given a two-shot penalty for building a stance in a bunker at the 18th. The penalty gave her a double bogey on the finishing hole, a 1-under 71 for the round and knocked her out of the lead.

As a result, another South Korean, World No. 3 Inbee Park, assumes ...

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Alistair Tait
Charley Hull during the third round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
Charley Hull during the third round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

SOUTHPORT, England – Let’s hope Charley Hull never loses her youthful exuberance. Let’s hope the golfing demons don’t get hold of her.

So far, so good.

Hull bounced into contention Saturday at the Ricoh Women’s British Open with a 6-under 66 to move to 1 under. Then she bounced into the media center and shared that she plays with the same simple philosophy that has helped others in the past cope with this incredibly frustrating game.

“Like I always say, hit it, find it, hit it again,” Hull said.

That philosophy won Fuzzy Zoeller and John Daly ...

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Bill Zimmerman
Mo Martin will share a tee time with Beatriz Recari in Saturday's third round of the 2014 Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale (shown here during second-round play).
Mo Martin will share a tee time with Beatriz Recari in Saturday's third round of the 2014 Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale (shown here during second-round play).

Leader Mo Martin will share a tee time Saturday with Beatriz Recari in the third round of the 2014 Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale.

Among notable pairings trying to cut into Martin’s three-shot lead: Jessica Korda and Inbee Park at 11:45 a.m. local time, with Shanshan Feng and Morgan Pressel in the group ahead. Pressel will tee off an hour before Martin.

Other pairings of note for Saturday include Charley Hull and Lexi Thompson in the morning as well as Lydia Ko and Paula Creamer midday, with So Yeon Ryu and Sun-Ju Ahn in the ...

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Alistair Tait
Mo Martin during Friday's second round of the 2014 Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale.
Mo Martin during Friday's second round of the 2014 Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale.

SOUTHPORT, England – They say the cream rises in major championships. The $3 million Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale is doing its best to disprove that old adage.

Among the notables limping out of Southport after missing the 6-over-par cut are Michelle Wie, Karrie Webb, Yani Tseng, Stephanie Meadow, Na Yeon Choi, Catriona Matthew, Se Ri Pak and Caroline Hedwall, as well as Cristie Kerr after a WD – all potential winners at the start of the week.

In their place we have Mo Martin, So Yeon Ryu, Beatriz Recari, Julieta Granada and Sun-Ju Ahn.

Martin leads at 6 ...

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A view of the par-5 18th at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, site of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open.
A view of the par-5 18th at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, site of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open.

On a day when many big names struggled – Stacy Lewis shot 74, Lexi Thompson carded a 77 and Michelle Wie missed the cut after a second-round 78 – Mo Martin shot her second straight 3-under 69 to grab a three-shot lead at the Ricoh Women's British Open.

Martin made just two bogeys Friday at Royal Birkdale, at Nos. 11 and 12, and is now 6 under overall.

Beatriz Recari shot 67 while So Yeon Ryu carded a 70 as they both moved to 3 under for the championship. Inbee Park, Jessica Korda and Morgan Pressel are among a list of ...

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Beth Ann Nichols
Michelle Wie during Friday's second round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open, where she missed the cut.
Michelle Wie during Friday's second round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open, where she missed the cut.

SOUTHPORT, England – There’s a plaque on the 16th hole at Royal Birkdale that commemorates the massive strike Arnold Palmer took from a bush with a 6-iron to win the 1961 Open Championship.

Michelle Wie came to the par-4 16th Friday sitting on the cut line and hit a 2-iron into that bush. The frantic search that followed was reminiscent of what happened a few weeks ago on the 16th at Pinehurst.

“I was really hoping I’d get a free drop (from the plaque),” said Wie, “but it was just not close enough.”

She took a drop from the ...

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Alistair Tait
Karen Stupples during the second round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
Karen Stupples during the second round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

SOUTHPORT, England – Anyone thinking about chasing a dream should read Karen Stupples’ story. She’s proof that dreams can come true.

“It’s been a hell of a journey,” Stupples said as she brought her career to an end after an 81 to miss the cut in the $3 million Ricoh Women’s British Open. It’s not the way she wanted to bow out of her home open, but she did so with pride.

Whatever the affable English woman does in the future, she’ll always be introduced as 2004 Women’s British Open champion. No one can take ...

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Beth Ann Nichols
Beatriz Recari during the second round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
Beatriz Recari during the second round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

SOUTHPORT, England – Safe to say few people would’ve seen this coming from Beatriz Recari. The last, and likely only time, the media have gathered around the Spaniard this season came three weeks ago at Pinehurst when she played a practice round alongside 11-year-old Lucy Li. Everyone wanted to know what she thought of the kid.

On a calm, sunny day in Southport, Recari found the spotlight herself with a smooth 5-under 67, the lowest round so far this week at Royal Birkdale.

Recari birdied the last three holes to get to 3 under for the tournament, tied with 2011 ...

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Stacy Lewis during the first round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
Stacy Lewis during the first round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

Ayako Uehara will take a one-shot lead Friday's second round of the Ricoh Women's British Open.

Uehara, who wis grouped with Stacy Lewis and Charley Hull, is 4 under, a stroke better than Mo Martin. Lewis is 1 under while Hull is 1 over. Uehara, Lewis and Hull will begin their second round at 11:37 a.m. GMT (6:37 a.m. ET).

Here are the complete second-round tee times and groupings for the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England (all times GMT):

6:30 a.m.: Azahara Munoz, Inbee Park ...

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Ayako Uehara during the first round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
Ayako Uehara during the first round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

Defending champion Stacy Lewis shook off a couple of early bogeys and carded a 1-under 71 Thursday during the first round of the Ricoh Women's British Open.

Yet, it was Ayako Uehara who shot three shots better than Lewis, the world's top-ranked player, and posted a 68 at Royal Birkdale. Uehara leads Mo Martin by a shot.

As for this year's previous two major winners, Lexi Thompson shot 72 while Michelle Wie struggled to a 75.

See how it all unfolded Thursday in Southport, England:

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Update #33: 11:45 a.m. ET

Paula Creamer pars the two ...

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Beth Ann Nichols
Stacy Lewis and her caddie Travis Wilson during the first round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
Stacy Lewis and her caddie Travis Wilson during the first round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

SOUTHPORT, England –– Travis Wilson doesn’t relish the spotlight. He’s the reserved man walking behind Stacy Lewis on any given fairway around the world. He’s the 41-year-old farmer from Ohio who packed up his truck 22 years ago and drove to Corning, N.Y., on a whim to loop one week for his aunt and never left.

There were times over the years when people tried to talk him out of caddying.

“I did the interviews,” said Wilson, who studied marketing and finance in college. “I got hired at a bank and didn’t show up.”

Why sit ...

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