Date: March 22, 2009

Joy for Julia in Brisbane

Golf Australia/AIS National Squad member Julia Boland has secured a wire-to-wire win in the Australian Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Brisbane Golf Club. The Pennant Hills (NSW) member shot rounds of 70-73-72-75 to finish at 2-over par and three strokes ahead of South Australia s Ebony Heard who also finished with a final round 75 and 5-over for the championship. It was a sweet victory for the Tamworth Golf Club local who has already claimed the Lake Macquarie Amateur and Victorian Stroke Play Championship in 2009. Boland said she was delighted with her win. I m very pumped- it s an honour to get my name alongside the other names on this trophy, Boland said. She also thanked her caddy who missed her own club championships to be on Boland s bag. Earlier in the week, Boland said the course layout was the type that makes little mistakes look like big errors but she held firm for the wire-to-wire victory. I think I showed good mental strength when things went a pear-shaped and was generally very patient throughout the four rounds. Boland now joins an honour roll which includes Karrie Webb and Sarah Kemp. Queenslander Bree Arthur finished in a three-way tie for third with Chinese Taipei s Pei-Ying Tsai and New Zealander Zoe Brake at 6-over par. Women’s Australian Open Leading Amateur Justine Lee and Queensland Junior Champion Saki Suzuki (JPN) shared 6th place. Ashley Ona (QLD) finished at 9-over par, one stroke ahead of National Squad member Stacey Keating (VIC) who had a tough afternoon with a final round 79. Click here to view the complete results the results from Round 4 Click here to view the Match Play draw