Su Hyun Oh wins QLD Strokeplay
23 Oct 2013
Su-Hyun Oh (Metropolitan) has led all the way in the 2013 Queensland Women’s Stroke Play Championship to record a 286 total and a five shot victory.
Showing her dominance as world number two, Oh opened the Championship with a two-under par round of 71, followed by a second round 73, She found herself with a one shot lead over Lauren Hibbert (Pennant Hills) heading into the third day. After the morning round, Hibbert fired a three-under par (70), to further apply the pressure on Oh.
Oh carded a two-under par (71) to place both players on 215 (-4) heading into the afternoons final round.
It was Hibbert who faulted early with an opening double bogie on the first hole, and a double also and the 9th hole with a further three bogies on the back nine, she was slipping back down the leader board and out of contention.
Oh capitalised in her final round with some consistent play, scoring two front nine bogies followed by three on the back nine. A couple of bogies on the back nine didn’t hamper her campaign, signing for a two-under par (71), beating the nearest rival Anna Stanton (Palmer Colonial) by five shots, finishing six under for the Championship.
Stanton got off to a shaky start on the Southport layout after an opening round of five-over par (77) to find herself in a tie for seventh. Fortunately for Stanton her week improved firing a second round 70 to place herself near the top heading in the final day. Her third round three under par 70 increased her confidence heading into the afternoons final round. Stanton fired five birdies, but closed with a double bogie on the 18th hole to return at 72.
Western Australian player Hayley Bettencourt (Mandurah) placed herself in third after carding rounds of 76, 73, 71 and 75 finishing on 295(+3) for the championship.
Southport Golf Club is to be congratulated for the magnificent condition of the course and the hospitality shown to all the players and caddies.
The top 16 players from the stroke play will enjoy a well-earned day’s rest before returning to Southport Golf Club to compete in the Queensland Women’s Amateur from Thursday to Saturday.
Top 16: Anna Stanton, Hayley Bettencourt, Lauren Hibbert, Gennai Goodwin, Ashley Ona, Amy Walsh, Ali Orchard, Lauren Mason, Adele Huggard, Jiwon Jeon, Jaimee Dougan, Robyn Choi, Suzanne Fairhurst, Cheerie Tan, Stacey White and Sue Wooster.