Edgar pulls through at New South Wales Women's Amateur
Lisa Edgar (left) and Grace Kim (NSW Golf photo)
TERREY HILLS, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (Jan. 25, 2019) – Queenslander Lisa Edgar won the New South Wales Amateur on Friday, recording the biggest victory of her young career.
“Yeah it feels pretty good,” she smiled after defeating Grace Kim.
It was something of an unexpected performance for the 19-year-old, who by her own admission said if she had missed the cut this week she was heading home for a bit of time away from the game.
“I played really well this morning. All credit to Grace she fought back this afternoon. We had a really good match,” Edgar said. “I didn’t expect it at all. I don’t know what to say or how to react, it’s a new experience for me.”
Edgar was in control all day, at one point getting out to a six-hole lead on the front nine, but Kim being the competitor she is, came back hard.
Momentum swung on the back nine, and the experienced NSW State team rep clawed it back to 2 down.
The 17th was as far as it was going to go, however, and when Kim lipped out for par, all Edgar had to do was roll in her putt, and the title was hers.
Edgar was expecting plenty of congratulatory messages when she opened up her phone after the win.
“Mum and dad were messaging me up to about a minute before I hit off. I expect there will be a lot more there now,” she smiled.
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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