THE Scottish Women’s Open returned to Ayrshire last week – with a fantastic showcase of the game at the Dundonald Links course.

The golf on display was of the highest quality – especially from eventual winner Ayaka Furue who shot an overall course record 62 on the final day

A front-nine of 31 matched with a similar back-nine saw off the challenge of one of the overnight leaders Celine Boutier.

Furue said: “I’m very happy. I was four shots back. I thought it would be difficult to catch the top, good players. But I’m very happy I played good golf and I was able to come out as a winner. I had the right mindset.

“I thought I had to go low, and I played very well. I hit good shots. All around my game was good, and the birdie putts I wanted to make and had to make, I was able to make. All week, I putted very well. I’ve been working on putting two balls at once,that helped me.”

Ayrshire’s own Louise Duncan made her professional debut at the Open, but sadly failed to make the cut this time.