Hannah Green wins Symetra event, wraps up LPGA Tour card
EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) Hannah Green shot a course-record 8-under 64 on Sunday to win the Symetra Tour’s Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout and wrap up an LPGA Tour card.
The 20-year-old Australian earned $15,000 for her second victory of her rookie season to jump from sixth to fourth on the money list with $76,290. The top 10 after the final three events will earn LPGA Tour cards.
”I’m really happy and excited, but it doesn’t feel real quite yet,” Green said. ”I’m really pleased with how today turned out and I’m glad I shot a really good score to get the win.”
With father Tau serving as her caddie, Green finished at 14-under 205 at Mystic Creek to beat France’s Celine Boutier by a stroke.
”My ball-striking was definitely there today,” Green said. ”Going bogey-free on this course means everything tied together today.”
Boutier, also a two-time winner this season, closed with a 69. The former Duke player earned $9,715 to move from second to first on the money list with $107,876.
Green also won the Sara Bay Classic in April in Florida. Four years ago after graduating from high school in Perth, she devised a plan to reach the LPGA Tour.
”I set a plan and I wasn’t going to college in the U.S. or studying in Australia, I just said that I was turning professional and I wanted to be on the LPGA,” Green said. I’ve been dreaming about this for at least four years so to have it come true is awesome.”
Green also received a $10,000 diamond bracelet from Murphy-Pritard Jewelers.