Hinson-Tolchard secures breakthrough victory at #AusJnr Girls

13th Apr 2018

Maddison Hinson-Tolchard has officially arrived.

The West Aussie completed a memorable three-shot victory at the Australian Girls’ Amateur at Royal Perth Golf Club, shooting an incredible 14-under-par for the tournament to streak away from Karrie Webb Scholarship holder Grace Kim on Friday.

Going into the final day Hinson-Tolchard led by two shots, by the 10th hole she led by six. An astonishing run of six straight birdies saw the local fire towards her maiden Order of Merit victory in front of friends and family.

The WA captain closed her third round with three more birdies to finish with 67 and become the runaway leader with a seven shot advantage.

From there she couldn’t be caught. The WA teen was par through the first nine, before closing with a 74, finishing a three-shot victor.

The comprehensive performance sees the 16-year-old granted entry into the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in February 2019 in Adelaide.

New South Wales star Kim was solid throughout the week with closing rounds of 71 not enough to catch the eventual WA winner.

The Avondale product made her compatriot work for victory however, with five birdies on the back nine pushing Hinson-Tolchard all the way.

Cassie Porter finished third, with June Song and Steph Kyriacou rounding out the top six places.