Date: February 27, 2009

Dew for a victory

Tasmanian Ashlee Dewhurst made a serious statement on Wednesday with her three stroke victory at the Women&aposs Riversdale Cup in Melbourne. It was a sweet victory for Dewhurst who trailed leader Emily Perry from New Zealand by one shot going into the final round today. Perry shot a final 1-over round of 74 and slipped behind Dewhurst who shot a sensational 3-under par 70. National squad member and defending champion Julia Boland couldn&apost repeat last year&aposs win and finished at 4-over for the tournament. Victorian Stacey Keating finished at 5-over, tied with Grace Lennon and New Zealander Zoe-Beth Brake who lead the tournament after the opening two rounds. Ellie Na and Justine Lee finished at 7-over. Final Leaderboard 1. Ashlee Dewhurst (TAS) E 2. Emily Perry (NZ) +3 3. Julia Boland (NSW) +4 4. Stacey Keating (VIC) +5 4. Grace Lennon (VIC) +5 4. Zoe-Beth Brake (NZ) +7 7. Ellie Na (QLD) +7 7. Sara Ababa (PHI) +10