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Karen Stupples

Karen Stupples at the AIG Women

Stupples secured AIG Women's Open glory in style at Sunningdale in 2004, shooting the lowest final round by a Champion to equal Karrie Webb's record 72-hole total of 269.

Her closing 64 owed much to one of the most astonishing starts to a round in major history. Having teed off trailing by one, Stupples followed an eagle at the opening hole with an albatross on the second.

"Ideally I wanted to go birdie-birdie but eagle-albatross was unbelievable," said Stupples. "It was one of those fantastic feelings that I could enjoy the rest of the day no matter how things turned out.''

The Briton was caught by Rachel Teske later in the round, but Stupples produced the much stronger finish and triumphed by five.

She had already shown her capacity for low scoring earlier in the season when she won the Welch's/Fry Championship with a four-round total of 258.

Now a prominent commentator and analyst, Stupples announced her retirement from professional golf at the AIG Women's Open in 2014, 10 years on from her Sunningdale triumph.