Green pulls off historic win at TPS Murray River
World No.30 Hannah Green has secured back-to-back Aussie wins following her four shot victory in the mixed-gender TPS Murray River at Cobram Barooga Golf Club today.
Green, who won last week’s Women’s Vic Open, fired a final round 5-under 66 including a chip-in eagle at the par-5 10th to finish on 20-under ahead of amateur Hayden Hopewell and Andrew Evans, both winners on the Australasian PGA Tour over the past 18 months.
Hannah Green (Credit: PGA Australia)
Green also becomes the first-ever female player to win a 72-hole mixed-gender tournament on any major world tour.
“I feel amazing. I’m just so grateful that I came. It actually wasn’t my plan to play; I was hoping to go back to Perth. Things happen for a reason so I’m really glad that I made it,” said Green.
“I want to be in the top-10 in the world. I think I can achieve it. If I keep playing the golf that I am now hopefully I can get there.”
An opening round of 7-under 64 saw Green lead or co-lead the field the entire week. Entering Sunday’s final round, the 2019 PGA Championship winner, shared the top of the leaderboard alongside Blake Collyer, Matthew Millar and Andrew Evans, with Evans the only player able to push the Western Australian all the way to the end.
The ever-consistent Grace Kim posted another solid finish in a share of 4th place along with New Zealand’s Momoka Kobori on 15-under to make it three female players inside the final top-5.
“Hopefully it’s inspiring the rest of the girls not only in the juniors but in the field to try and get their name on a trophy,” added Green.
“I don’t think this will be the last time these events keep happening. I can easily see 20 on the schedule coming soon hopefully.”
The Australasian PGA Tour now takes a break before returning for the TPS Sydney at Bonnie Doon Golf Club on March 3rd.