CU teammates post top-20 finishes in inaugural Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship
by Gary Baines
Two University of Colorado teammates finished in the top 20 out of 83 contestants on Saturday in the inaugural Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship conducted by the R&A in Singapore.
Sophomore Robyn Choi, who qualified in Colorado last year for the U.S. Women’s Open, tied for 11th place, while fellow Australian — and sophomore — Kirsty Hodgkins shared 20th place.
The stakes were high in the new event, as the winner earned invitations to two women’s majors — the ANA Inspiration and the Women’s British Open, plus next week’s HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore. Thailand’s 15-year-old Atthaya Thitikul, one of four players to finish the four-round event at 8-under-par 276, prevailed in a playoff to earn those berths.
Choi (pictured) ended up 10 strokes behind Thitikul after posting rounds of 72-75-69-70–286. Hodgkins went 71-75-70-73 for a 289 total.
Hodgkins is No. 40 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings, while Choi is No. 89.
Eighteen nations were represented at the inaugural Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific.
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