Hannah Green makes golf history with win in mixed tournament at TPS Murray River

Hannah Green earned a dominant four-shot victory in the $200,000 TPS Murray River, becoming the first woman to win a mixed 72-hole tournament on one of the world’s major golf tours.

Major Championship winner Green showed she was ready for another big year on the LPGA Tour as she overcame gusty conditions and a group of male rivals to shoot a 5-under close 66 and finished at 20 under at Cobram Barooga Golf Club on Sunday.

The 25-year-old – ranked 30th in the world – started the final round in a four-way tie for the lead with Andrew Evans, Matthew Millar and Blake Collyer.

But Green parted ways when she chipped in for the eagle on the par-five 10th hole to make three clear shots and never looked back.

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“It’s amazing,” Green said.

“I was not going to play here [after winning last week’s Vic Open]. I was going to go home to Perth but I think things happen for a reason.

“Hopefully I can continue this momentum for the rest of my season.

Green started the final round in a four-way tie for the lead.(AAP/PGA of Australia)

Young Western Australian amateur Hayden Hopewell came from afar with eight birdies in the 65th round to finish tied for second with New South Welshman Evans (70th).

Professional rookie Grace Kim (68) gave another glimpse of her bright future by finishing tied for fourth with young New Zealander Momoka Kobori (69).

The tournament was part of the innovative PGA Australia Players Series, which was introduced in early 2021.

Tournaments have women and men competing in the same field – from fitted tees – for the same prize and a trophy as part of the PGA Tour of Australasia and WPGA Tour schedules.

The previous best result by a woman was Su Oh’s tie for third place at TPS Victoria last year.

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