School Sport Australia: Carramar’s Kirsten Rudgeley national golf champion


Kirsten Rudgeley won the School Sport |strokeplay title in |Adelaide by two shots.
Kirsten Rudgeley won the School Sport |strokeplay title in |Adelaide by two shots.

ST Stephen’s School Year 10 student Kirsten Rudgeley is a national golf champion after winning the School Sport Australia strokeplay in Adelaide recently.

The Carramar student, who has had a golf club in her hands since the age of four, beat a field of 40 competitors from around Australia to claim the title.

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“It was so exciting to see my name at the top of the leader board,” she said.

“To claim the national title is a great accomplishment and a goal I’ve worked towards for many years.”

The WA junior and women’s state teams member completed the 36-hole round, one-day competition with 73 shots in the morning – a course record – to be one stroke up at lunch.

She held on to the lead with a 77 in the afternoon session, which was enough to finish two strokes ahead of second place.

Kirsten dedicated her +1 handicap to her dad Paul, who spends many hours helping to perfect her game.

She hopes to represent Australia in the near future and at the Olympics.