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Doey Choi will look to win her second Women's NSW Amateur
DEAKIN, Australia (February 1, 2018) - Concord Golf Club’s Doey Choi will be attempting to lift her second Women’s NSW Amateur Crown when she faces Korean Ina Yoon in tomorrow’s final at Royal Canberra Golf Club.
Doey lifted her first women’s Amateur as a 14-year-old in 2014, and tomorrow she will attempt to become the first woman since Sarah Oh in 2005/2006 to become a two-time winner.
Choi got through to the final after a pair of solid wins in today's quarter and semi-final matches. In the Morning match she accounted for her Concord club mate Sophie Yip, 3&2, before getting the better of her NSW Women’s State teammate, Stephanie Kyriacou, two up.
Yoon defeated Queensland’s Caitlyn Campbell-Nyman in the morning match 4&2, before showing no mercy to Darcy Habgood in the afternoon Semi final 5&4.
Choi was happy with her win this afternoon and is pleased with her form going into tomorrow’s final.
“It was a tough match(against Kyriacou). I was two down and made a few birdies to win,”
“I’ve been practising pretty hard, so its a thrill to get to the final,” she smiled.
“I would love to see my name on the title. It’s been a long time since I won but it would be nice to do it again.?? Choi believes the experience of winning the title once before will stand her in good stead against a tough opponent.
“I've played this every year since I won it (in 2014) and I haven’t been close, so hopefully tomorrow, I’ll have a good day and see what happens,” she smiled.
Concord Clubmates Doey Choi and Sophie Yip are set to meet in the quarter final of the NSW Women’s Amateur Championship after both players recorded wins on the first day of matchplay at Royal Canberra Golf Club.
Yip defeated Indonesia’s Ribka Vania 2 up, while Choi triumphed over the Australia Golf CLub’s Monica Johnson in a tight affair, one up.
Choi looks in deep trouble in her match when she found herself three down after 12 holes, however she fought back tenaciously with a withering bust to claim the game on the final hole.
In the other matches, top seed Stephanie Kyriacou got the letter of Malaysia’s Liyan Durisic two up, while the Australian Junior Girls champion Grace Kim was defeated Queensland’s Caitlyn Campbell- Nyman one up.
New Zealand’s Caryn Khoo defeated Lisa Edgar 4&3, and Darcy Hanged defeated Khoo’s Kiwi countrywoman 2&1.
Casey Cook got the better of the Australian Golf Club’s Amy Chu, one up, while in the match of the day, St. Michael’s Danielle Vasquez couldn’t hold on, eventually losing to Korea’s Ina Yoon on the 19th hole.
ABOUT THE New South Wales Women's Amateur
The NSW Medal is played over two courses. It is two rounds of 18-holes stroke play and then
The field is evenly divided between the two venues for the first day’s play with players changing
venues for their second round. The winner of the 36 holes stroke play section of the
Championship is the winner of the NSW Medal.
The leading 16 players from the NSW Medal (who have nominated to play in the NSW Amateur)
will be eligible to compete in the NSW Amateur Championship Match Play, with each match
played over 18-holes other than the Final which is played over 36-holes. The match play is
seeded with ties determined by lot.
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