CHUNG WINS HER FIRST JENNIAN HOMES CHARLES TOUR EVENT

13/10/2019

Darae Chung has won her first ever event on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour in dominant fashion.

Starting the day in a tie for the lead, Chung got off to a slow start being one-over par after her first five holes. She quickly changed her fortune, making birdies at both the sixth and seventh holes before making four birdies in a six hole stretch to start her back nine.

She eventually carded a round of three-under to finish at nine-under for the tournament for a five-shot victory.

“It was one of my goals to win a Charles Tour event this year. It feels weird having just done it, I have a lot of emotions right now.

“I was really nervous through the first five holes. I wasn’t really sticking to the plan, but I ripped a drive down the sixth and that calmed me down; I was able to focus on the game plan after that,” said a happy Chung.

She now feels like she can reset her goals after proving to herself she can win on the big stage.

“I feel like I can do it now. I can look back at this achievement and draw on these experiences when I’m in a similar situation in the future. This is really only the beginning.

“I have the New Zealand Amateur coming up next. That’s one of the biggest events on the New Zealand Golf calendar so I’m looking to win there as well.

“I’ve been playing really well lately, so I’m looking to carry a bit of this winning momentum into that event,” Chung said.

She carded rounds of 69, 74, 67, and 69 to seal her first victory on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour over Fiona Xu, Angela Ju, and Brittney Dryland.

 

    OOM LEADERBOARD

    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Kobori, Kazuma 145.55
    2 Brown, Luke 104.65
    3 Lee, Jang Hyun 103.16
    4 Wood, Tyler 103.05
    5 Tynan, Johnny 95.16
    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Chung, Darae 192.59
    2 Xu, Fiona 146.41
    3 Khoo, Caryn 142.44
    4 Lu, Vivian 131.84
    5 Dryland, Brittney 101.83