RAJ BREAKS THROUGH ON JENNIAN HOMES CHARLES TOUR

7/10/2018


15-year-old Tara Raj has also won for the first time on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour, but went the hard way about it after giving up a six-shot lead with just four holes remaining.

Raj who was consistent all week found it challenging this morning before showing her class to claim the title by one shot.

Despite starting with a birdie on the first hole, Raj dropped eight shots in a six hole stretch to allow Caryn Khoo to enter the contest as she came within a couple of shots of the Wanganui amateur who held her nerve in the end.

“It feels really good, it got a little bit stressful out there but it feels nice to get it done and hopefully I can get some more wins the future,” beamed Raj.

With a two-shot lead playing the par five 18th, Raj left her approach shot short of the green as Khoo applied the pressure by chipping it close for a tap in birdie. Raj then needed to make up and down for the biggest win of her young career which she did in style by chipping it just inches from the hole to seal victory.

“It’s such a special moment and I talked to mum who was with Grandma and they were screaming down the phone which was awesome. I wish they were here, but I’m happy and they’re happy so all is well.”

 

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