#WAAP: Aussies cheerful as local star dominates

Posted by on April 28, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

The Yuka Yasuda from Japan has won a dramatic victory at the Women & # 39; s Amateur Asia-Pacific, and today left the field at the Royal Golf Club in Japan.

The chasing Australians were no match for the local star, with a final seven under 65 who raised the champion to 11, booking her tickets for two majors – the Women & # 39; s British Open and the Evian Championship – and a spot at the 2020 Augusta National Women & # 39; s Amateur.

After collecting five birdies in her first nine, Yasuda was in a class of her own and finished with an incredible eight-shot buffer over defending champion Attaya Thitikul.

Queensland's Becky Kay started the day four back on an equal footing but was unable to find the same shape of her record-breaking eighth round on Thursday.

The Gold Coaster started early with bogies at five and nine, followed by a roller coaster behind nine and finally signed for a three-over-par 75 and a share of the seventh.

But the always radiant 20-year-old is happy with her week in the knowledge that she will return home with a top 10 finish and a lot of experience.

"Coming seventh in a tournament where there are the best players in the world, I got fired up," said the QAS athlete.

"I know today that I certainly took a few photos & # 39; s. I could have done much better on the second day, but that happens.

"The job was certainly achievable – Yuka had seven, so it was fully achievable.

"In the fight and all media at the event, I am always learning."

Australia's highest-ranking player, Grace Kim, was unable to sustain yesterday's low round momentum and dropped to twelfth place at six.

A few final 69 & # 39; s for colleague Sydneysiders Steph Kyriacou and Doey Choi have raised the duo to T22, a frustrating but rewarding week.

"I have done very well throughout the week to get the putts in (today) really good," said Kyriacou.

"The last couple of days I was really unpacking and it got a bit frustrating, but I'm happy with today."

"I think the course played a little easier than the last two days, it was very scorable," Choi said.

"It was a great experience."

Victorian Julienne Soo ended the week at a peak with a two-under-par 70 round cancellation of the Oklahoma University star in a 32nd place share

Western Australia Maddison Hinson-Tolchard saved her best to last, rolling in four birdies in her outward nine to end tied 40th.

Final ranking ship:

1st – Yuka Yasuda (JAP) -11 (71-74-67-65)
T7 – Becky Kay +3 (64-79-74-75)
T12 – Grace Kim +6 (70-81-66-77)
T22 – Steph Kyriacou +9 (73-78-77-69)
T22 – Doey Choi +9 (72-81-75-69)
T32 – Julienne Soo +12 (72-83-75-70)
T40 – Maddison Hinson-Tolchard +17 (72-85-78-70)

View the final results here

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