Australian Women's Amateur: Breanna Elliott advances with world number 1, Lydia Ko

MELBOURNE, Australia (Jan. 20, 2012) -- Sandbelt experience paid dividends in the women’s field as the final eight made their way into the quarterfinals at Woodlands.

Kingston Heath members’ Breanna Elliott, Tilly Poulsen and Grace Lennon all won to make it into Saturday while Long Island’s Montana Strauss defeated Queensland’s Jaimee Dougan 3 & 2.

World Number 1 Lydia Ko (NZ) is the only international player left in the women’s field after she defeated Cathleen Santoso (NSW) 6&5.

2011 Women’s Amateur runner up Minjee Lee (WA) made it through with a 7 & 5 win over Japan’s Kotone Hori. Whitney Hillier (WA) made her way into the semi finals in a tough battle with Japan’s Rio Watanabe who aced the 11th hole during her round.

The quarter finalists are Breanna Elliott (Vic), Grace Lennon (Vic), Tilly Poulsen (Vic), Whitney Hillier (WA), Adriana Brent (NSW), Lydia Ko (NZ), Montana Strauss (Vic) and Minjee Lee (WA).

Results: Australian Women's Amateur
WinNew ZealandLydia KoNew Zealand1000
Runner-upAustraliaBreanna ElliottAustralia700
SemifinalsAustraliaWhitney HillierAustralia500
SemifinalsAustraliaMinjee LeeAustralia500
QuarterfinalsNew ZealandGrace LennonNew Zealand400

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The Australian Men's and Women's Amateur Championships are Australia's oldest Amateur Golf Championships, with both having been played since 1894. Long held as a match play event, in 2021 the format changed to 72 holes of stroke play.

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