Australian Whitney Hillier has earned her first triumph on the Women European Tour after a decade of making an attempt.
Within the Thai homeland of her mom, Hillier captained her blended fourball to a three-shot victory within the Tour’s debut Aramco group collection event in Bangkok on Friday.
It was an emotional victory for the 31-year-old Western Australian Hillier, whose mum Gai was born and introduced 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,” mentioned Hillier, whose solely skilled particular person win was 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 event’s accompanying particular person event ends on Saturday, with Hillier presently mendacity 14th at three beneath par, six photographs off the tempo set by Thai Patty Tavatanakit.
Staff Hillier advert led by one after sturdy opening spherical performances from the captain herself, teammate Krista Bakker, of Finland, and the group’s newbie participant, Bangkok businessman Pattanan Amatanon.
Nevertheless it was the group’s different skilled participant, one other Bangkok native Chonlada Chayanun, who proved their star on the deciding day, as she shot a five-under-par 67 within the quartet’s 31 beneath par whole.
It helped safe victory by three photographs from the quartet led by 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,” mentioned Hillier.
“To get this win is very, very special.”