Oh breaks winless drought at inaugural WPGA

Australia’s Su Oh has taken out the inaugural Karrie Webb Cup by four strokes over up-and-coming star, Grace Kim, at the WPGA Championship in Brisbane.

The 25-year-old broke a winless drought that dates back to her first and only victory at the 2015 Australian Ladies Masters and ironically at the former long-time home of the Australian PGA Championship, Royal Pines Resort.

“I really wanted to come and win and hopefully put my name on the Karrie Webb Cup,” said Oh.

“So I think it made me be a bit more, you know, a bit of confidence in myself that I could get it done and it was a small field, but we had good players and it really came down to the last six, seven holes I think. So, it’s nice to get it done.”

Su Oh Su Oh (Credit: PGA Australia)

Oh’s victory on Sunday makes up for several close calls in her six-year LPGA career. The Melburnian finished in a tie for second at last year’s Portland Classic (won by fellow Aussie star Hannah Green in 2019) along with the 2016 Kingsmill Championship and the 2019 Meijer Classic.

Equal first-prize money for both men and women sees Oh claim the biggest cheque of professional career with a haul of A$180,000 from the $285,000 on offer this week for the 24 players in the women’s field.

Fellow LPGA player Sarah Jane Smith claimed third place on 4-under with Karis Davidson, who recently qualified for her LPGA Tour card, taking outright fourth.

Next up on the WPGA calendar is the WPGA Melbourne International starting on January 24th.