Hannah Green named Outstanding Woman in Sport
The win by Perth’s Hannah Green in the US Women’s PGA Championship earlier this year may have shocked some parts of the golf world…those who had not observed her outstanding ability.
Yet few would be surprised to learn that Green added to a stellar year recently by taking out the Outstanding Woman in Sport Award at the Australian Women’s Health Women in Sport Awards announced in Sydney.
Hannah Green holds the 2019 US Women’s PGA trophy (Credit: LPGA Tour)
Federal Minister for Youth and Sport Richard Colbeck announced Green’s win and paid tribute to the young professional’s impressive achievements in the sport in such a short space of time.
“Hannah is a true champion, having won the Women’s PGA Championship in spectacular fashion in June this year,” said the Minister.
“Hannah’s win was the first major win by an Australian woman since Karrie Webb at the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship and she became only the third Australian woman to win a major (Jan Stephenson was the other).”
“Sports stars like Hannah provide inspiration for all Australians, but particularly young women, to get involved in sport and follow their dreams.”
After an impressive amateur career, Green joined the pro ranks and wasted no time making her mark and in 2019, thanks to her two wins, including a major, on the LPGA Tour, her world ranking climbed from 140 to 18.
Previous winners of this award include outstanding rower Kim Crow, boxer Skye Nicolson and skier Britt Cox…who have all represented Australia.
The Scott Morrison Government provided $50,000 towards this year’s event, including for the Outstanding Woman in Sport Award.
“Our gifted sportswomen all deserve recognition for their achievements and I acknowledge all the other winners from tonight’s ceremony,” said the Sport Minister Colbeck.
Green will be a star attraction when she tees it up in the Women’s Australian Open when it returns to South Australia early next year.