Shin dominates Ladies Riversdale Cup

Shelly Shin really had nothing to worry about when she stood on the first tee last Sunday in the final round of the Ladies Riversdale Cup in Melbourne.

Earlier rounds of 72-71-72 had Shin as the only player under par with a leading buffer of eleven shots from her nearest rival, Munchin Keh from New Zealand.

Shelley Shin Shelley Shin holds the 2014 Riversdale Cup (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Shin, 15, from Concord Golf Club in Sydney would close with a 2-over-par 75 to finish at 2-under for a massive fifteen stroke victory over Bianca Ling, with Keh finishing in third position.

The fact Shin was the only player to break par illustrative of her dominance over the field at Riversdale.

“I’m please with the way I played,” said Shin, a member of the Jack Newton Golf Foundation and a multiple winner in their sub-junior tournament series.

“It was hard out there and this is a great win for me.”

Shin created history back in 2011 when as a 13-year-old she became the youngest Ladies Club Champion at Sydney’s Concord Golf Club, which included a course record 5-under-par 69.

“I’m working hard on my game,” she says.

“I did not come to Riversdale with any real expectations. I just wanted to play well and I did. Winning these bigger events is now my focus and goal.”

Shin’s next main event is the Golf SA Classic at Glenelg Golf Club in Adelaide, starting 3 April.