19 Feb 2012

Australian wins NZ Open

4:55 pm on 19 February 2012

The experienced Australian golfer Lindsey Wright made a four-metre birdie putt on the final hole to win the New Zealand Women's Open at Pegasus near Christchurch.

She finished one shot ahead of American Alison Walshe and Australian Jessica Speechley.

The leading amateur is New Zealand's Cecilia Cho, who finished on five-under par in a tie for 12th, which was one shot ahead of her friend and fellow New Zealand Golf international Lydia Ko.