Yaeeun Hong - Aus Am

Yaeeun Hong has gained the 2019 Australian Ladies’s Beginner championship


Yae Eun (Amy) Hong made it three Korean winners of the ladies’s Australian Beginner previously 4 years, and he or she did it in model at Woodlands at this time.

Already three-up and taking part in the 34th gap of a 36-hole last towards Japan’s Tsubasa Kajitani, 16-year-old Hong discovered herself in a troublesome spot behind the 16th inexperienced. Kajitani, in the meantime, had her ball on the inexperienced with a protracted birdie putt to increase the match.

However Hong, one more graduate of the unbelievable South Korean {golfing} manufacturing facility, sized up the difficult chip, wedged it into the financial institution, ran it up on to the inexperienced and into the cup for a birdie.

It was recreation over, similar to that. The three&2 victory was her first in a nationwide championship and simply her third anyplace, following two wins in her native nation.

Afterward, {the teenager} from Seoul, admitted that she had solely hoped to get her matchwinning chip near the pin.  “I simply thought ‘bogey is okay’,” she stated. “It was so laborious, and it was my first time taking part in on these robust greens. I simply performed it and I believed it was very massive, however it simply went within the gap.’’

Hong has two years of highschool remaining, and got here to Australia to play the Beginner and the Grasp of the Amateurs for the expertise. She introduced her father Tae-Sik alongside, and he was on her bag at this time. A former skilled golfer who stopped taking part in at 19, Tae-Sik Hong was in tears after his daughter’s victory.

“I believed: ‘Let’s simply play with my Dad’,’’ stated Amy Hong. “However I had good scores, made the win so it’s good for everybody.’’

Amy Hong needs to show skilled in a number of years. Her favorite participant, not surprisingly, is the previous world No.  Sung Hyun Park. “I like her,’’ she stated. “I met her at a event and I at all times go within the gallery. She’s the most effective.”

Ranked 178th on this planet earlier than at this time’s massive win, Hong needed to work laborious for the win towards the 15-year-old Kajitani, who has a fantastic rhythm to her swing and who hits it lengthy.

The Korean was up for a lot of the day after which put the hammer down with a beautiful, low spinning wedge to the par-five 15th gap, rolling within the birdie from three metres. Kajitani had additionally hit it shut there, however when she missed her downhill birdie putt, Hong was three-up.

The birdie on the 16th gave her the exclamation level.

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