Hannah Green wins the HSBC World Cup

Hannah Green delivered an impressive 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to secure a one-shot victory over Celine Boutier at the HSBC Women's World Championship on the LPGA Tour

by Andrea Gussoni
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Hannah Green wins the HSBC World Cup
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Hannah Green delivered an impressive 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to secure a one-shot victory over Celine Boutier at the HSBC Women's World Championship on the LPGA Tour. Green carded six birdies, three of which came in the last three holes, offset by a single bogey in a final round of 67 for a 13-under total at Sentosa Golf Club.

It marked the 27-year-old Australian's fourth LPGA title, and her first since the JM Eagle LA Championship last year.

Hannah Green, results

Boutier (67), who had mentioned on Saturday that she would attend Taylor Swift's concert in Singapore as "a good way to relax" before the final round, seemed poised for victory on Sunday when she held a two-shot lead in the closing holes.

However, Green's dramatic final stroke thwarted her plans. Yuna Nishimura (66) had the best performance of the day, as her six birdies in a bogey-free final round propelled her to -9 and a four-way tie for third place with Brooke Henderson (68), Mi Hyang Lee (67), and Nasa Hataoka (69).

The overnight leader, Ayaka Furue, struggled with a final round of +3 and finished tied for eighth place. The two Spanish participants couldn't contend for the top spots. Carlota Ciganda posted her best round of the week, carding a -3 with an eagle, four birdies, and three bogeys, but finished tied for thirty-ninth at +2.

Meanwhile, Azahara Muñoz struggled with three birdies, three bogeys, and two double-bogeys for a final score of +6, leaving her in fifty-third place. The LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) was founded in 1950 by thirteen players with the aim of promoting professional women's golf in the United States.

Its first president was Patty Berg. At that time, it was decided to initiate a series of tournaments, held annually, as part of a single circuit known as the LPGA Tour. The first official tournament of the LPGA Tour was the Tampa Women's Open, held in January 1950 at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club in Tampa.

The amateur player Polly Riley emerged as the surprise winner, defeating professional players who were more experienced and seasoned.

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