Elliott wins Rene Erichsen Salver

Australian number one ranked ladies Amateur, Breanna Elliott has claimed the Rene Erichsen Salver at the Glenelg Golf Club in South Australia.

Elliott, who trailed third round leader Ashlee Dewhurst by two, finished with rounds of 73-76-74-67 to win at 2 over par, seven ahead of Adriana Brent.

Breanna Elliott Breanna Elliott (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Elliott’s final round score of 5-under par 67 was a course record for Glenelg’s new Championship yellow course.

“This win is a real confidence booster for me after the Australian Amateur,” said Elliott who finished runner-up to New Zealander and world number one ladies amateur, Lydia Ko.

“To also get my first course record is bonus. All week I played well and in the final round was able to hole the putts and not record a bogey.”

This season Elliot has recorded two wins with the Western Australian Amateur and the Western Australian Stroke Play. Winning the Rene Erichsen Salver is also timely for Elliot with international commitments commencing this month.

“This will be great for my confidence, I’m off to Singapore for the Queen Sirikit Cup then back to Adelaide for the Interstate Series to represent Victoria before heading back to the USA.” Elliott added.

Whitney Hillier finished in third place at 11-over-par, two strokes behind Brent.

Third round leader and 2010 Australian Amateur champion, Ashlee Dewhurst, finished the Championship in fourth place after a final round 7-over-par 79 with Grace Lennon from Kingston Heath finishing fifth.