Feb 19th, 2017
Amy Boulden's Challenge fades
As Jang Ha–Na wins Australian Open
Words: James Greenwood Photography: Getty Images
Wales' Amy Boulden finished T21 as world number six Jang Ha–Na of Korea won the Women's Australian Open by three shots in Adelaide.
23–year old Boulden, 23 dropped four strokes in a three–over final round of 76 to finish two under for the event.
Meanwhile Charley Hull was T66 after a 78 left her at seven over.
Jang had an eagle and three birdies over her last six holes to close at 10 under, with defending champion, Japan's Haru Nomura, tied third - four behind the winner.
American Lizette Salas began the final day with a two-stroke lead but struggled to a 78 and a share of seventh place at five under.
Current world number one Lydia Ko of New Zealand finished well off the pace at two over with rounds of 71, 75, 73 and 75. She has a new coach and clubs, and clearly all these changes are taking time to bed in.
Michelle Wie, who recently signed with Callaway, had three birdies with three bogeys and a double to finish on level par.
Mel Reid was unable to sustain the form which had won her the Vic Open last week, as she missed the cut.