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Hannah Green Fends Off Celine Boutier to Win HSBC Women’s World Championship

Hannah Green Fends Off Celine Boutier to Win HSBC Women's World Championship

Hannah Green secured the fourth LPGA Tour victory of her career thanks to a one-shot victory in the HSBC Women’s World Championship.

The 27-year-old Australian began the final day at Sentosa Golf Club behind overnight leader Ayaka Furue and also found herself behind six-time LPGA Tour winner Celine Boutier but a surge during the final stages of the tournament, marked by three birdies in her final three holes, meant she edged out Boutier carding a five-under 67 to top the leaderboard on 13 under.

This triumph means it is Green’s first victory on the LPGA Tour since the 2023 JM Eagle LA Championship.

“I knew I needed to at least birdie the last to win by one. As soon as that putt went in, I was like ‘Oh my God, I’ve won’,” said Green.

“You have to take these highs when they come because it doesn’t always come and golf can be a learning sport sometimes.

“I almost won the championship in 2021 when I was playing it for the first time. I remembered I three-putted 17 and then a three-putt again on 18 to lose.

“It feels great to have this trophy in my hands now.

“Celine played great today but she didn’t end up with the trophy in her hands. But she should still be proud of how she performed under this pressure.”

There was a four-way tie for third which featured Japan’s Yuna Nishimura and Nasa Hataoka, South Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee and Canada’s Brooke Henderson all on 9 under while Japan’s Furue, who began the final day as leader, slipped down the leaderboard to finish tied-8th on 7 under.

The next event on the DP World Tour schedule is the Blue Bay LPGA taking place between 7-10 March at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club in China.