Hannah Green clinched back-to-back victories

Hannah Green clinched back-to-back victories at the JM Eagle LA Championship, securing her second consecutive win in the event

by Andrea Gussoni
Hannah Green clinched back-to-back victories
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Hannah Green clinched back-to-back victories at the JM Eagle LA Championship, securing her second consecutive win in the event. Playing at the Wilshire Country Club (par 71) in Los Angeles, California, she finished her campaign with a strong 66 (-5), featuring an eagle, four birdies, and a bogey, for a total of 272 (-12) strokes.

She maintained a three-stroke lead over Swedish golfer Maja Stark, who finished runner-up with a total score of 275 (-9), marking her second consecutive runner-up finish after the season's first Major, The Chevron Championship, where she was surpassed by Nelly Korda.

Hannah Green, results

Two Italian golfers competed in the event: Roberta Liti finished 74th with a score of 292 (+8), while Benedetta Moresco failed to make the cut, finishing 105th with a score of 147 (+5). Behind the top two finishers were three South Korean golfers: Haeran Ryu finished third with a score of 278 (-6), followed by Jin Young Ko and Jin Hee Im, tied for fourth with scores of 279 (-5).

In sixth place with a score of 280 (-4) were Russian golfer Nataliya Guseva and Danish golfer Emily Kristine Pedersen, while in eighth place with a score of 281 (-3) were Swedish golfer Madelene Sagstrom, Mexican golfer Gaby Lopez, Chinese golfer Xiaowen Yim, Japanese golfer Mao Saigo, and German golfer Esther Henseleit.

Australian golfer Grace Kim, who led solo after the first two rounds and shared the lead with the eventual winner in the third, finished 25th with a score of 281 (-1) after a disappointing 77 (+6) in the final round. Hannah Green, a 27-year-old from Perth, now boasts five victories on the circuit, including one Major win at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in 2019.

Her impressive resume also includes three victories on the Symetra Tour (now Epson Tour) and four on the Australian ALPG Tour. For her title, she received a prize of $562,500 out of a total purse of $3,750,000. The rules of golf are relatively complex compared to other sports because they are applied outdoors, close to nature and animals.

Respect for the rules is fundamental in the game of golf, which, relying almost always on self-control and the players' conscience, often sees results distorted, sometimes consciously, but often unconsciously or due to carelessness, because many players do not observe the rules of the game.

In addition to the rules, golf adheres to a code of conduct, known as etiquette, which generally means playing the game with due respect for the golf course and other players. Etiquette is an indispensable component of this sport.