Wooster strikes gold in Canada

Sue Wooster
Sue Wooster holds aloft the Ada Mackenzie Trophy in Newfoundland. Picture: GOLF CANADA

Australian Sue Wooster has won the Canadian Women’s Senior Championship in Newfoundland.

The Victorian won a playoff over Canadian Mary Ann Hayward after carding a 1-over-par 73 in the final round at Humber Valley Resort.

“It’s very exciting and I’m very proud,” beamed Wooster, the reigning Australian Mid-Amateur champion.

“It’s an honour to come to another country and win a major event like this one.”

Wooster, 55, started her day with a birdie on the par-5 first hole and was a model of consistency the rest of the round hitting 17 greens in regulation to finish at 12 over in total.

And nothing changed in the playoff.

Wooster, a member at The National, struck a hybrid to 5m on the 10th hole, the first in sudden-death playoff, then two-putted for par to win the Ada Mackenzie Trophy.

“I’d actually been struggling with my ball striking recently,” Wooster said.

“But today I put it all together.

"Golf’s a funny game like that, but I’m really happy with how I played today and thrilled with the result.”

Wooster became the first international player to win the Canadian Women’s Senior Championship since American Ginny Burkey in 2006.

She also earns an exemption into the 2017 US Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Waverley Country Club in Oregon from 9-14 September and the inaugural 2018 US Senior Women’s Open Championship.

“It would be great to take some momentum from here and play well at the US Senior in a few weeks,” Wooster said.

“But there’s a lot of good players there, so we’ll see what happens.”

Wooster also won the 40-and-over Mid-Master competition by one stroke over another Canadian, Terrill Samuel.

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