Catriona Matthew slams media after great finish at US Open

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Catriona Matthew aimed a swipe at the British media after storming through the field with a last-day charge to finish joint-tenth behind Michelle Wie in the US Women’s Open at Pinehurst.

The North Berwick star took to Twitter after signing off with a joint-best-of-the-day 66 to express her disappointment that journalists covering the men’s US Open at the same venue the previous week had not stayed on for the women’s event.

“Nice to see @johnhuggan at @usopengolf,” wrote Matthew on the social networking site of the Scotland on Sunday columnist. “Shame no other British media made the effort.”

The Scot started her closing round with a bogey but then proceeded to card an eagle – at the tenth – and six birdies in a rousing finish.

It saw her finish on five-over, picking up a cheque for just over $90,000 as well as valuable world ranking points.

On the amateur front, Marriott Dalmahoy’s Murray Naismith claimed second spot in the Henry Cooper Junior Masters at Nizels, posting a nine-under-par total to finish six shots behind compatriot Robert MacIntyre from Oban.

MacIntyre’s success completed a notable Scottish weekend double following Bradley Neil’s victory in the Amateur Championship at Portrush, where the Blairgowrie 18-year-old beat Zander Lombard 2&1 in the final.

The win secured spots for Neil in next month’s Open as well as both The Masters and US Open next year.