Wollongong's Tahnia Ravnjak capped off a fantastic 2018/19 ALPG Tour season winning the 2019 ALPG Club Car Series at Yamba Golf Club on Friday.
The ALPG ClubCar series was held across 6 events in 2019, The Ballarat Icons ALPG pro-am, The Aoyuan Moss Vale International Pro-am, The ActewAGL Canberra Classic, The Worrell's NSW Women's Open, the Brisbane Invitational and the Findex Yamba ALPG Pro-am, with players rewarded with points for top 10 finishes.
Heading into the final event at Yamba it was Sydney's Celina Yuan who led the Series, and mathematically there were five players in with a chance of taking out the first prize bonus $6,500 for the 2019 ALPG ClubCar Series winner, and it was Ravnjak and West Australian Whitney Hillier who rose to the occasion shooting 3 under par rounds of 70 to tie for 1st place.
Not only did Hillier and Ravnjak have the pressure of playing a playoff for the Findex Yamba pro-am title, whichever player won the playoff would also take out the 2019 ALPG ClubCar Series, meaning the difference between winning and losing for both players was a cool $4,000.
However, it was Ravnjak's time to shine and the Wollongong native calmly rolled in a two-metre birdie putt at the second playoff hole to for victory and a bumper $9,500 payday.
The bubbly 25-year-old was clearly thrilled with taking out the ClubCarSeries and paid thanks to Kevin Gates and ClubCar for their support,
"This is amazing, I would like to say a huge thank you to Kevin Gates and the team at ClubCar for this opportunity, the ClubCar series means so much to all of us who are here. This makes a huge difference to me heading up to play on the China LGA Tour knowing that I have this behind me"
Hillier, the winner of the Brisbane Invitational at McLeod Country Golf Club a few days prior, had the consolation of picking up a cheque for $3,500 for finishing second in the ALPG ClubCar series along with her $2,000 runner-up cheque.
In the minor positions, Celine Yuan finished in 3rd place taking home an extra $2,500, last years winner Breanna Gill finished in 4th place picking up $1,500, while Queenslander Must snuck in 5th place taking home $1,000
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