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Kingsbarns selected to stage major

The big-hitting announcements keep coming for women's golf in Scotland.

Mo Martin won this year's Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale
Mo Martin won this year's Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale

Hot on the heels of the new deal that will see the Ladies' Scottish Open double its prize fund and move to a prime slot in the schedule, the Ladies' Golf Union has announced that Kingsbarns will host the 2017 Ricoh Women's British Open, won in dramatic fashion at Royal Birkdale this year by Mo Martin of the US.

A regular co-host of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, the highly acclaimed Fife course will stage its first major championship.

Earlier in the week, it was revealed that the Ladies Scottish Open, backed by Aberdeen Asset Management, would have its prize fund doubled next year to €500,000. The championship will also move from Archerfield, its home since 2010, to Dundonald Links in Ayrshire and will be held the week before the Ricoh Women's British Open at Turnberry.

It means Scotland will have a month-long feast of golf with the men's Scottish Open and the Open being immediately followed by the two women's Opens.

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