The Australian Women’s Amateur title goes to the US

Robyn PuckettAMERICAN Robyn Puckett has become the first international player to win the Australian Women’s Senior Amateur Championship after a week of closely contested golf at the Commonwealth Golf Club in Melbourne.

The Australian-born Puckett defeated Queensland’s Josie Ryan in the final on Friday 3&2.

Puckett easily accounted for defending champion Sylvia Donohoe with a 6&4 win in her semi-final on Thursday. The American came through the two stroke play rounds as the top qualifier.

“It’s been such a great week and everyone has made me feel so welcome,” Puckett said.

“The level of sportsmanship this week has been fantastic and hopefully I’ll be able to come back next year.”

The final match was square through the front nine before Puckett won holes 10, 15 and seal victory with a par putt on the 16th hole.

Despite the loss, Ryan finished top of the Australian Women’s Senior Ranking System for 2010.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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