14/04/2024

Source: LPGA www.lpga.com

In honour of International Women's Day, two major winners and six emerging talents in womens golf joined together for a round table.

In honour of International Women’s Day, eight WPGA tour players joined together for a round table discussion.

The group was headlined by the 2019 Women’s PGA Championship winner, Hannah Green and current World Number five, and the 2017 Women’s PGA Championship winner, Danielle Kang. 

They were joined by up-and-coming golfers Steph Bunque, Robyn Choi, Karis Davidson, Grace Kim, Steph Kyriacou and Kono Matsumoto

Facing questions about keeping emotions in check whilst leading, Hannah Green talked about the nerves she felt in 2019 ahead of her Major win.

“That was the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life. I said to my caddy mate on the 16th hole that I have never had my heart beat so quickly,” she said.

“The 16th at Hazeltine has quite a narrow tee shot from the tee but once you get up there it’s pretty wide. As soon as I hit that tee shot we were walking over a little stone bridge and I said to him, ‘oh my goodness I don’t know how I can calm myself down.’

“Both Danielle and I have great caddies so we’re fortunate enough that we can rely on someone else but I think continuing processes and making sure that before you hit the shot you’re 100 per cent ready to hit it. 

“I know it’s difficult but trying to make sure you breathe is one really important thing ‘cause it’s very easy to stop in that type of situation but I will never forget that moment on the 16th hole.”

Over the weekend the young players, played in the Player Series in Bonnie Doon with Steph Kyriacou leading the entire field after the first day, hitting a 63 leaving her at eight under, the best round from any player across the tournament.

However, a tough second-round shooting 80 saw her not making the cut into the second round, finishing one over par.

Grace Kim finished the tournament as the highest placed women’s player at tied for 28th, with a seven-under-par, hitting under par in all four rounds. Kim was also the second-placed amateur at Bonnie Doon.

Karis Davidson finished on par, tied for 69th, hitting a 70 and 72 in her two rounds.

Robyn Choi had two consistent rounds but struggled to get under par and tied for 101st with a score of three over par.

Kono Matsumoto and Steph Bunque rounded out the competition tying for 107th finishing four over par.

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