England's Holly Clyburn shot a superb 4-under par round today to take out the Findex Yamba ALPG Pro-am at Yamba Golf and Country Club. The 28 year old, who has been battling a nasty flu bug since arriving in Australia a week ago, started her round strongly making 3 birdies in her first 5 holes before slipping up at the difficult par 4 6th hole with a bogey. Clyburn made the turn in 34 and was far from done, making birdies at the 10th and 11th holes before cruising home with 7 straight pars for sign for an impressive 69.
There is no doubt that the win is a massive boost for Clyburn, who is battling to get her career on track after being plagued with injuries the past few seasons. The Englishwoman had established herself firmly in the top 100 of the Rolex Women’s World Rankings in early 2014 after just one year as a professional, and stayed around that mark until early 2016 when her ranking started to trend downwards to the point Clyburn finds herself now, ranked 658 in the world.
Clyburn was clearly buoyed by today’s victory,
“This is a massive boost to me starting 2020. I moved to Florida in December to try to get my game back on track and its really making a difference. I also went back to working with David Leadbetter in October and I am just slowly starting to see improvements week by week. I am really chuffed.”
In second place today was Japanese player Kaori Toki who shot a 3-under par 70, with four players tied for 3rd place on 2-under par including Victorian rookie Casey Wild.
From Yamba the ALPG Tour will head south to the Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands of NSW for the Aoyuan International Moss Vale Pro-am, which will be played over 36 holes on 28th and 29th January. 68 professionals from 24 different countries will assemble for the $30,000 prizemoney on offer.
Final results and prizemoney can be found HERE
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