Hannah Green wins third Symetra Tour title

Hannah Green fired a 2-under 69 on Monday for a wire-to-wire victory at the weather-delayed IOA Golf Classic, the second-to-last event of the Symetra Tour season.

Green finished with a 13-under total, two strokes ahead of Katelyn Dambaugh and three in front of Lindsey Weaver and Elizabeth Szokol.

Hannah Green Hannah Green (Credit: Symetra Tour)

“For the tournament to be over and for me to have the trophy is awesome,” said Green. “I’m just glad that I have my LPGA Tour card for 2018.”

It was the third win this year for Green who had already wrapped up an LPGA Tour card for next year. She earned US$22,500, pushing her season earnings to US$105,054. Green is the third player this year to earn more than US$100,000, the first time that’s happened in Symetra Tour history.

“I always wanted three wins and I talked to my coach (Ritchie Smith) and we set simple goals and three was the major goal. To have two wins in three weeks is definitely not how I planned it out, but to have three is awesome.”

Green won first in April and then won again until two weeks ago in Arkansas in an incredible late season run that sees her securing an impressive two wins and a top five in the last three weeks.

Green has now played five straight tournaments and will play a sixth in a row next week to finish the season. She still has a chance at the Symetra Player of the Year award.

At the conclusion of the Symetra Tour season Greed will return to her home state to compete in the Western Australian Open on the Australasian PGA Tour.

“I’m really excited to play with the men in October,” said Green.

The 20-year-old lives just 10 minutes from the Royal Perth course where the WA Open will be held from October 19-22.

After that Green will get prepared for her rookie season on the LPGA Tour in 2018 with her first event starting in January.