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Hall reveals theft of trophy; WOMEN'S GOLF.

Defending champion Georgia Hall has revealed she was unable to hand back the British Women's Open trophy as it was stolen two months ago.

Ahead of this week's major at Woburn, Hall said: "They have probably melted it down.

"They smashed my back window at 12 o'clock in the middle of the day and just took it.

"There is no CCTV. I don't know if they knew it was me or not because it was in a box. I had golf clubs in there as well but they didn't take those. It was all a bit strange."

Meanwhile, a blunder by world number three Lexi Thompson left almost 40 players without clubs for Monday's practice round at Woburn.

Her clubs were being transported along with 38 players' clubs from the Evian Championship in France in a rental van driven by Seve Ballesteros's former caddie Ian Wright.

Thompson left her passport in one of the golf bags and by the time Wright had retrieved the passport and handed it to Thompson's caddie he was three hours behind scheduled and missed his ferry to England.

Wright did not arrive at Woburn until 5pm on Monday, by which time the course was closed to players for maintenance.

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Publication:The Press and Journal (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:Jul 31, 2019
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