Date: April 19, 2015
Author: Twin Creeks Golf & Country Club

Pan wins inaugural Australia Classic

Rebecca Artis came so close to winning on home soil, but a birdie on the last by China’s Yanhong Pan saw her take out the inaugural Australia Classic being played at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club in Sydney.

On a day when the lead changed several times,  it was NSW’s Artis who came to the 18th in the box seat, after hitting a superb shot into the 17th, she sank the birdie putt to take the outright lead at 14-under-par.  A poor tee shot on the tough 18th saw her with a long approach in.  Pan on the other hand hit a solid tee shot and followed it up with a great approach into 12 feet.

Artis missed her par putt and it left Pan with the opportunity to win outright, otherwise a playoff was on the cards.  The four time winner on the CLPGA held her nerve and sank the putt to secure the win.

Pan finished the tournament at 14-under-par after rounds of 68, 65 and 69.  Artis finished runner-up at 13-under-par, while another Chinese player, Zipi Ye finished outright third a further three shots back. First round co-leader Sarah Oh was fourth, while Nikki Campbell shared fifth place with Malaysia’s Michelle Koh.

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