6 May 2012

Wilkin and Ko win Muriwai Open titles

5:49 pm on 6 May 2012

The Auckland amateur golfer Fraser Wilkin has won the Muriwai Open, finishing 3 shots ahead of club mate Ryan Fox, for his maiden title on the Charles Tour.

The 24-year-old amateur, who held a two shot lead on the 18th tee, delivered the grandstand finish with a perfect shot to within 30cm of the hole to card a four under par 68 and seal the win.

About an hour earlier on the 18th, World No.1 Lydia Ko underlined her class with a 5m birdie putt to break her course record at the West Auckland links by two shots with a seven under 65 and defend her title by an incredible 17 shots.