Date: October 22, 2014
Author: Golf Queensland

Choi wins Queensland Women’s Stroke Play Championship

Doey Choi (Concord Golf Club) has won the 2014 Queensland Women's Stroke Play Championship at Arundel Hills Country Club today, recording a 292 total and a one shot victory.

Choi opened the Championship with a four over par round of 76, followed by a second round 71.

She was able to cope with the blustery weather after players were hampered by gusty winds in difficult conditions during the final 36 holes. Choi went on to return a third round 68 (-4) assisted by an eagle on the reachable 235 meter par 4 6th hole.

"After the final round I thought I had blown any chance I had at winning the tournament," Choi said.

Her closing round of five over par (77) was enough to win the Championship by a single shot to local player Ali Orchard (Sanctuary Cove)

Orchard finished the tournament on 293 five over for the 72 hole event. After an opening even par (72) and a second round of three under par (69), Orchard was in a commanding position heading into the final day. 

However, with a disappointing 11 over par (83) third round, Orchard was able to regain her composure for the afternoon, posting a sub-par round of three under 69.

Shelly Shin (Concord) finished in third on a count back after she fired rounds of 74,70,73 and 76.

The Champion of Champions title was decided over the first 36 holes. With rounds of 72 and 69, Ali Orchard from Sanctuary Cove Golf Club emerged a four-shot victor over Rebecca Kay (Coolangatta Tweed).

The Champion of Champion's event is open to all players who have won a Club Championship in the previous year.

The top 16 players from the Stroke Play will enjoy a well-earned day's rest before returning to Arundel Hills to compete in the Queensland Women's Amateur from 23-25 October.

Top 16: Doey Choi, Alexandra Orchard, Shelly Shin, Eunice Kim, Jaimee Dougan, Kirsty Hodgkins, Karis Davidson, Rebecca Kay, Robyn Choi, Anna Stanton, Bianca Ling, Grace Lennon, Samantha Foley, Amy Walsh, Sarah Yamaki, Hannah Green.

Arundel Hills is to be congratulated for the magnificent condition of the course and the hospitality shown to all the players and caddies.

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