THAILAND’S Ariya Jutanugarn climbed to the top of the world rankings with a “dream come true” win at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club.

The 22-year-old hit a five-under-par 66 final round that included six birdies to edge out Minjee Lee by a single shot to take the title at 13 under par.

The success was Jutanugarn’s 10th LPGA title and propelled her above South Koreans Inbee Park and Park Sung-hyun in the world rankings.

And immediately after her win at Gullane on Sunday, Bangkok-born star Jutanugarn said: “It means a lot to me. I told my caddie this week I want to win on a links course one time in my life and I did it so [I feel] pretty good.”

Runner-up Lee, from Australia, remained in close pursuit throughout Sunday’s final round but was left to rue her 71 in the third round.

South Koreans Ko Jin-young and Haeji Kang finished tied for third on eight under, while compatriot Amy Yang dropped to joint fifth.

Catriona Matthew, from North Berwick, missed the cut after a second-round 79 left her six-over par.

Fellow East Lothian hope Vikki Laing, of Musselburgh, was one shot further back after a first round of 75 and a second-round 74.

Provost John McMillan, East Lothian Council’s spokesman for economic development and tourism, said: “East Lothian’s summer of golf continued with a fantastic ASI Scottish Ladies Open at Gullane.

“Congratulations to Ariya Jutanugarn on her win.

“Despite the somewhat damp conditions at times, I’m sure the 9,000-plus visitors and spectators will have enjoyed the experience. It was another opportunity to showcase Scotland’s Golf Coast and attract top golfing talent.

“Well done to the team at Gullane Golf Club for ensuring the course looked its best.”