Ayaka Furue shot a magnificent course record closing round of 62, 10-under-par, to lift the Trust Golf Scottish Open in 2022. It followed seven wins on the LPGA of Japan Tour and a best major finish of fourth in last year's Evian Championship in France.
She was part of Japan’s winning team at the Junior World Cup in 2018 and the same year finished fourth in the individual section of the Asian Games.
The following season she won a tour event while still an amateur and then in her first full year as a professional added three more titles, then three more in the space of just four weeks at the end of 2021, a superb run which lifted her into the world’s top 15.
Furue's best finish at the AIG Women's Open was a tie for 20th place in 2021.