Ashlee Woodridge (pictured) finished 80 out of 100 in the Greater Building Society Lake Macquarie Womens Amateur Championship at Belmont Golf Course on Sunday, January 21. However the young Lismore woman was still over the moon to have played her first major, amateur golf tournament.
Ashlee scored 90 in the first round, followed with 86, 89 and 84 in the subsequent rounds to give her a final score of 57 over par 349, with New Zealander Shin Ahn taking out the event with a three under 289.
Ashlee has been playing golf for just over 12 months yet she already has an impressive handicap of four. Ashlee said she was nervous but very excited about playing in such a big tournament but that it was great experience as the event draws a host of nationally ranked amateurs.
Ashlee, formerly an excellent batter in the Brisbane first grade cricket competition, taught herself to play golf and now drives the ball between 240 and 260 yards. Her ambition is to go pro and if she keeps playing championship golf then her chance must surely come.
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