• Woods niece Cheyenne fails in Open bid

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    LONDON, England: Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, squandered a chance to qualify for the British Open as she finished way off the pace at the European Masters on Sunday (Monday in Manila).

    Woods, in her first full season as a professional on the Ladies European Tour, was chasing one of three places available this weekend to qualify for next week’s major at Saint Andrews.

    But the 23-year-old American was unable to build on a solid start to the tournament at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham and finished in a tie for 16th place, 11 shots off the lead.

    Woods will have one more chance to reach the British Open, which starts on Thursday, in final qualifying at Kingsbarns Golf Club on Monday.

    While Woods was struggling, Karrie Webb won the European Masters crown thanks to a superb final round of 65.

    Webb finished on 16 under par for the tournament, one shot clear of Ashleigh Simon and two ahead of Solheim Cup hopeful Caroline Masson, the pair having led going into the final round alongside teenager Klara Spilkova, who had to settle for a share of sixth.

    AFP

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