Sue Wooster with the 2019 Australian Women & # 39; s Senior Amateur Championship trophy today in Nelson Bay.
Victoria & # 39; s Sue Wooster has set itself up to win a coveted USGA title next year after winning back-to-back victories today in the Australian Senior Women & # 39; s Amateur Championship at the Nelson Bay Golf Club in New South Wales.
Wooster, 57, from The National, today took the final 4 & 3 against Louise Mullard from New South Wales and finished the triumph at the 15th hole.
She was two-under-par for the day with three little birds, reaching three to twelve through 12 holes and then hung against a top-class opponent in Mullard, a former professional from Kooindah Waters in New South Wales.
"I played my best golf from tee to green today," she said later. "And I have been doing well all week."
Wooster was the raging favorite who won her first national title in the Barossa Valley last year, as well as medal wins in the strokeplay section in Nelson Bay. Her pedigree is impressive, with two Canadian senior amateur championships and twice second in the US Senior Amateur, in 2018 and 2019.
The grandmother of seven then swept everyone aside in her four games, although she took the 20th hole to beat Western Australia's Sharon Dawson in the quarterfinals, at one point an eight-foot hole had to parse in the 19th hole to extend the contest. "I was lucky enough to win it," she said. "There is always pressure and you feel the expectation of doing well, although I always say that expectation is not good for your golf."
Mullard, from Kooindah Waters Golf Club on the central coast of NSW, has won the last two Australian Mid-Amateur Championships. She is a former professional who took a 10-year break from golf before resuming the amateur game in 2012.
Wooster plans to return to North America next year to pursue her dream of becoming a US Women & # 39; s & # 39; s Amateur title, after losing the last two finals.
"My goal is to win that," she said. “I want to have my name engraved on the list of winners of USGA events in their office. There are advantages to it, but it is not really the benefits. I just want to say that I have won a USGA event. It is an incredible achievement to win one of those. But it gets harder every year. It is a lot of golf. There is not much rest. "
She also has exceptions to play in the US Senior Open in New York, the US Amateur, US Senior and the US Mid Amateur, although she has other priorities tomorrow: the new house she has built on the Mornington Peninsula, and a visit to her new grandchild, Charlie, who arrived in the world last Sunday, shortly after she left to play senior amateur. "I'll get to see him tomorrow," she said.