SONG CLAIMS TITLE AT ANITA-BOON PRO-AM

16/10/2018



New Zealand’s Hanee Song claimed the first ALPG title of her career after shooting a superb round of two-under par 71 at Remuera Golf Club to take out the NZPWG Pro-am in memory of Anita Boon.

The 22-year-old from Auckland started the day four shots off the overnight lead held by fellow Kiwis Tania Tare, Cathrun Bristow plus Katelyn Must and Sheridan Gorton from Australia before making her final day move to the top.

Song teed off from the 5th hole in this afternoon's shotgun start format and was quickly into her stride after making a 25-metre putt for eagle at the par five 7th hole to get her back to three-over for the tournament.

Another birdie at the par three 11th hole where Song chipped in after missing the green was quickly offset by a bogey at the par four 12th hole, and followed by another bogey at the 15th hole.

The Kiwi managed to tough it out making a series of solid pars to finish her round after making a birdie at the par five 1st hole, and her two-under par round was good enough for a 36-hole total of 149 and a three-shot victory over compatriots Liv Cheng, Cathryn Bristow and Australians Breanna Gill and Kately Must.

Song, who has finished runner-up on the ALPG Tour on two occasions, at this event at North Shore Golf Club in 2017 and at the Brisbane Invitational in March this year after losing in a playoff, was clearly delighted to finally get her first win in her third season on the ALPG Tour,

"I have been up there on the leaderboards before in the final round and haven't managed to get the win so this feels amazing especially at home here in Auckland. This will give me a lot of confidence heading into the 2019 ALPG Tour to know that I can win"

The win was made even more special for the Kiwi as her father has also been her caddy the past two days.

Song has spent much of 2018 competing on the China LPGA Tour, and admitted it has taken her some time to settle in.

"It has taken some time for me to adjust as I had not been to China before this year."

Two of the star attractions this week also had solid finishes, overnight leader and trick-shot expert Tania Tare finished in a tie for 6th place, while three-time world long drive champion Phillis Meti finished in a credible tie for 8th place.

 

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