29 Apr 2013

Julianne Alvarez claims NZ amateur trophy

6:02 am on 29 April 2013

The Wellington golfer Julianne Alvarez has claimed the women's New Zealand Amateur Championship at the Manawatu Golf Club.

It was the biggest win of her young golf career and she did it in style with a dominant performance to overcome Waikato golfer Hanna Seifert by 7 and 6 on the 36 hole final.

The 16-year-old, who defeated the defending champion Munchin Keh to make the championship final, delivered the tournament winning stretch on the opening 18 holes where she made the turn at 5 up and from there she never looked back.