Green, Davidson win Karrie Webb Series
It’s the stuff of dreams.
And two of Australia’s enterprising young amateur golfers will head off on the trip of a lifetime, and one which could quite easily prove a stepping stone to a professional golf career.
Karrie Webb (Credit: Anthony Powter)
Winning the Karrie Webb Series already takes some fantastic golf and a great deal of dedication.
Now West Australian Hannah Green and Queenslander Karis Davidson will gain a reward that money can’t buy when they head off to spend a week with the great lady herself, Karrie Webb, in the US as they watch how one of the world’s great players goes about her business.
Green, 19, and Davidson, 17, earned that right after finishing the two leading players in the national women’s amateur rankings for the past year.
And while that prize alone ensures both players will receive $10,000 towards their tournament and training expenses for the year, the opportunity to spend time with Webb is of even higher value…certainly as far as these two youngsters are concerned.
It’s no “ordinary” week either – the pair get to head (with Webb) to the 2016 US Women’s Open at CorseValle south of San Francisco in July for a week to remember.
Green, who plays out of WA’s Mt Lawley Golf Club, topped the series table with 613 points, which included a win in the Victorian Amateur and a several top-five finishes.
It’s her second win after sharing the award and subsequent US trip with Julienne Soo in 2015.
“We had an awesome experience, it was my first time meeting Karrie and going to a major,” Green said.
“Getting to know her and how she does it – and how others do it – it’s an awesome experience.”
Davidson (Sanctuary Cove GC) sealed her scholarship after beating Green recently in the Bowra and O’Dea Women’s Classic at Lake Karrinyup Country Club near Perth.
That, combined with victory in the Queensland Amateur, gave her 609 points, which was well clear of third placegetter, fellow Gold Coaster Robyn Choi.
“She was one of my idols growing up,” said Davidson.
“It’s a great thing to look up to…and Karrie is definitely a great player, so it should be a great week in the US with her.”
“I wanted to play…to get as many points and win (because) it’s such a great opportunity and I don’t think you realise it until you get to do it.”