Japan's Haru Nomura has won the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open today at Grange Golf Course.
Nomura finished with a seven under par 65 to blow the world's best away with a stunning display.
The 23 year old from Tokyo nailed long putts and gave the world's best Lydia Ko something to chase.
Nomura sank a 12 metre putt on the ninth hole to give her the outright lead and from here she could not be caught.
She went on to make five more birdies before having a bogey on the 18
World Number 12 Brooke Henderson believes the Grange course is tricky and the key to success will be her second shots. The 18 year old Canadian is throwing her support around the local course' groundskeeper's admitting the course is top shape. "It (The Course) is in amazing condition and they've really done a great job with it," Henderson explained. "It's a little bit tricky, second shots are really key here and just being able to play smart around the course and really knowi
World Number One Lydia Ko has so far found the Australian Open course at Grange difficult as she embarks on defending her title starting tomorrow (Thursday). The New Zealander believes the key will be to stay patient and focus on her game. "This (Grange Golf Course) is a tough course, so to me its more me focusing on my game and trying to do the best I can," Ko said. "I think the real key for me is I think is to just be patient out there, its a tough course so I might have a
Becoming the youngest ever player (at 14) to win a Professional event in Canada, Brooke Henderson realised she could mix it with the best.
"After, I won a Pro event and become the youngest ever to win a professional event, I thought if I continued to work hard and be better I may have a chance of doing this (Golf) as a career," Henderson said.
Henderson is still just 18 years old and it’s a matter of when not how as to when she reaches the top ten as she visits Australia for
Two-time US Women's Amateur Champion Danielle Kang will be one of the players to watch at next week's Australian Open in Adelaide. The 23-year-old American is already a five-year veteran on the LPGA tour and is excited to be visiting Adelaide for the first time. "This will be my first time in Adelaide so I can't wait to go exploring," Kang said. "I heard there's a zoo nearby where we're staying so maybe I'll go visit." Kang last played the Australian Open back in 2012 and is