Date: September 20, 2016
Author: Golf Queensland

Lau claims Katherine Kirk Classic

Ashley Lau (Hills International) has won the 2016 Katherine Kirk Classic by a remarkable nine-strokes at the Maroochy River Golf Club.

Lau fired rounds of 70-70-67 for a total of 207, 9-under par. Her impressive 5-under final round equals the ladies course record set by 2015 Champion Robyn Choi.

“It is my first time playing this course and I am really happy with the win,” said Lau. “I am looking forward to heading back home to Malaysia now.”

Second place went to Min Kweon (Sanctuary Cove) who finished the tournament at even par with rounds of 73-68-75 (216) with Darcy Habgood (Toowoomba), a further shot back in third.

In the 21 years and under category, Eun Kwack (Lakelands) edged out Hayuno Tateura (Hills International) on a countback after both players recorded a three round total of 223.

RACV Royal Pines member Karen Kim was victorious in the 15 years and under division posting rounds of 72-74-73 for a 54-hole tournament score of 219.

A special congratulations goes to Hallie Meaburn (Royal Hobart) who scored an ace on the par-3 12th hole. A lucky 9-iron shot secured her first hole-in-one on the 106m hole in the final round.

The Katherine Kirk Classic is now in its eighth year and will continue to be a prominent feature on the Golf Queensland calendar. Many thanks to Katherine Kirk for her continued support of the event.

For full results, visit the event page.

Tournament photos are available on the Golf Queensland Facebook Page.