Australian Whitney Hillier has earned her first triumph at the Ladies European Tour after a decade of attempting.
In the Thai fatherland of her mom, Hillier captained her combined fourball to a three-shot victory within the Tour’s debut Aramco crew collection tournament in Bangkok on Friday.
It was once an emotional victory for the 31-year-old Western Australian Hillier, whose mum Gai was once born and taken up in Bangkok.
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“This is my 10th year on Tour, and for my first win to be in a team event, that’s pretty cool. It’s incredible, I just loved every minute,” stated Hillier, whose most effective skilled person win was once on the Brisbane Invitational in 2019.
“I’ve been patient, but it’s worth the wait. I’m just now looking forward to tomorrow, too!”
The Thai tournament’s accompanying person event ends on Saturday, with Hillier these days mendacity 14th at 3 beneath par, six photographs off the tempo set via Thai Patty Tavatanakit.
Team Hillier advert led via one after robust opening spherical performances from the captain herself, teammate Krista Bakker, of Finland, and the gang’s newbie participant, Bangkok businessman Pattanan Amatanon.
But it was once the crew’s different skilled participant, any other Bangkok native Chonlada Chayanun, who proved their megastar at the deciding day, as she shot a five-under-par 67 within the quartet’s 31 beneath par overall.
It helped safe victory via 3 photographs from the quartet led via Argentine Magdalena Simmermacher.
“Even from the start of yesterday morning, we just had a good vibe. Like everything just flowed and obviously we played great golf, but we had a lot of the fun, so that was the most important thing too,” stated Hillier.
“To get this win is very, very special.”