Tsubasa Kajitani has described winning the Augusta National Females’s Amateur as a “dream design right”.
The 17-year-faded from Japan defeated Emilia Migliaccio on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after the pair completed the match tied on one-over-par.
Kajitani entered the closing spherical in a allotment of fifth but, on a subtle day for scoring at the iconic host venue of The Masters, her stage-par 72 modified into merely to fracture tied at the pinnacle of the leaderboard with world No.15 Migliaccio.
A par four at the first of the further holes, the 18th, modified into ample to stable the title.
“After I came to the States, I did no longer ask that I modified into going to purchase the match,” acknowledged a happy Kajitani. “And then day-to-day I really had been confident after which I received the match, this ability that my world ranking is going to be up and optimistically I will play in one more expansive match, which is my dream before I came to head to right here, which is a dream design right, as successfully.”
After a cool birth to the closing spherical, which ended in the initiate of play to be delayed, most productive one of many 30 avid gamers who improved from the opening two rounds at Champions Retreat Golf Membership broke 70. The scoring moderate, period in-between, modified into extra than three strokes over-par, at 75.27.
Rose Zhang, the most up-to-date No.1 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking, looked in all likelihood to purchase the title coming into the closing spherical in a tie for the lead with Ingrid Lindbland.
On the replacement hand, the 17-year-faded – the reigning US Females’s Amateur champion, who misplaced in a playoff in her first-ever Symetra Tour occasion right a fortnight ago – noticed her discipline crumble when she racked up a triple-bogey eight at the par-5 13th.
Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey modified into moreover successfully placed after two rounds but she, too, came a cropper at Amen Nook, posting a double-bogey five at the par-3 12th.