Srixon Academy player Emily Perry shot a three-under par 71 to come from four shots back to win the women’s title decided over 54 holes after a three-way playoff.

Perry finished sharing the top spot with Cantabrians Jess Guenzerodt (Christchurch) and Sylvie Williams (Waimairi) on eight-over par, but a par for the Waikato player on the first playoff hole was sufficient for her second Charles Tour win of the year. She won at the Muriwai Open earlier in the year over Cecilia Cho also in a playoff.

It was a repeat performance for Perry who won here last year and some compensation after she missed out on the New Zealand team for the Espirito Santo Trophy in Argentina this week.

“Yes I was disappointed not to make that team,” Perry said. “But I want to just focus on playing well. I was happy with how I played today. I managed to get it in closer and I putted well today.

“The greens here are really fast and I got the speed right today.”

Starting from the 10th, Perry bagged four birdies with one dropped shot in her first nine holes and mixed two bogeys with two birdies coming home, including a vital one on her 17th hole to grab a share of the lead.

Gundzerodt looked to be out of things with a bogey-double bogey run early in her back nine but she made two birdies in her final three holes to force a place in the playoff.

Williams, a newcomer to the national level, impressed as she fought back from an early double bogey and bogey with two birdies and then 10 straight pars coming home.



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