21 Mar 2010

Cho wins Australian Amateur Strokeplay title

8:30 am on 21 March 2010

The 15-year-old Auckland golfer Cecilia Cho has won the Australian amateur Women's Strokeplay Championship by one stroke in Perth.

In her first international appearance for New Zealand since gaining citizenship last month, Cho fired a final round even par 72 to come from two shots behind and claim the title by one stroke.

She finished on one under par to edge out Australia Breanna Elliott and Chinese Taipei's Yi Chen Liu.

Fellow New Zealand players Zoe Brake and Caroline Bon finished sixth and 14th respectively.

Cho becomes the third New Zealander to win the strokeplay honours following from Sarah Nicholson in 2006 and Lynette Brooky in 1993 - a remarkable achievement for a 15-year-old in her first venture in Australia.