Susan Xiao from Surrey, B.C.,shot a three-under 69 to finish with a five-stroke victory at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Camelot Golf and Country Club in Ottawa on Friday.
Xiao started the day with a one stroke lead at two under par and added a birdie on No. 2, then made eight consecutive pars before three straight birdies on holes 11, 12, and 13 to build a comfortable lead over the field.
“I am so honoured to win, words can’t describe how happy I am right now,” said Xiao. “This is definitely one of the biggest wins I’ve ever had.”
A 30 minute weather delay on the 18th tee didn’t affect Xiao as she sunk a 10-foot putt for par.
“We were walking off 17 green and they blew the horn so we had to come back. At first, I was a little bit sad thinking it’s the last hole can’t we just finish, but it’s better to be safe,” said Xiao.
Xiao is the third consecutive player from British Columbia to win the national championship after Naomi Ko from Victoria in 2016 and Michelle Kim of Surrey in 2015. Xiao, 15, also took home the juvenile championship for players 16 and under.
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