& # 39; I am speechless, I was really nervous & # 39 ;: Humble golfer 22 narrows tears when she becomes the first Australian woman to win a major in 13 years
- Hannah Green won the LPGA Cplaying hampion in just her second full year
- Green consistently held the lead during the competition to secure the win
- The 22-year-old shot a 72 for a nine-total total of 207 to win with one shot
A modest 22-year-old golfer is the first Australian woman to win a major in 13 years.
Hannah Green, shot a 72 on Sunday in Minnesota, US, to win a nine-under total of 207 with a shot from South Korean champion Sung Hyun Park (68).
It was Green & # 39; s first win on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and she became the first Australian woman since Karrie Webb in 2006 to win a major.
Green gave an emotional interview after she won the championship in just her second full year during the LPGA Tour.
Hannah Green & # 39; s victory in the LPGA Tour makes her the first Australian woman since Karrie Webb in 2006 to win a major
& # 39; I'm almost speechless & # 39 ;, said Green.
Green held her during the game and saved par from the bunker with a five-foot leg on the last hole after Park emptied an 18-meter-long birdie-putt on the 18th hole to provide extra pressure.
& # 39; I was really nervous for the last five holes and just really – I made a clutch put and that brought me somehow through another.
& # 39; To make the last one is really unreal. Of course I heard that Sung made the last one, knew I had to pass.
& # 39; I didn't want to play that hole again (playoff). I'm really glad I made it. & # 39;
She said it was a dream to win from friends who traveled to see her play in the US.
& # 39; It's great. I've always wanted to win for an Aussie audience.
Green gave an emotional interview after she won the championship in just her second full year during the LPGA Tour
& # 39; I even felt it was the way it was today. Everything to simply win the first event in Majors. & # 39;
Green is also the first player to have had a consistent lead over the competition since 2011.
Among those who celebrated with Green was Webb, who brought Green to the US four years ago as part of her scholarship program.
Green built a handy lead in the final round before she broke everything apart with three bogeys in a four-hole turn-around piece.
She then stabilized the ship and a 15-foot birdie on the 16th hole turned out to be decisive.
The American Nelly Korda (71) and the English Mel Reid (66) tied for third place, three shots behind.
Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand, who started the day he shot behind Green, had a nightmare 77 to fall in on a tie for the 10th out of three.
The Australian Minjee Lee shot a final round – under 71 to tie for 30th place while fellow countryman Su Oh finished with six over for the shared 53rd.
Green held her during the game and saved par from the bunker with a foot of five feet on the last hole
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