After being sidelined for three months with glandular fever, Moree’s Breanna Purse slipped straight back into the swing of things on the golf course this week.
The 18-year-old had barely swung a club for three months but still came out and won the North and North Western District Ladies Golf Association (NNWDLGA) Open Championship, in conjunction with the Golf NSW Open Western Cup, at the Longyard Golf Course on Tuesday and Wednesday.
It was Purse’s second title in a row, and third overall, as she battled the windy conditions at the Tamworth course.
Purse was happy to get the win and said this victory felt just as good as the other two but also felt she could have played a bit better.
“It was average,” Purse said of her two rounds of golf in the championship.
“I didn’t really play that good but I was improving.”
That improvement was shown in her scores.
Purse hit an 80 on Tuesday to take a three-shot lead over Tamworth’s Natalie Studte who had hit an 83 in the opening round.
The Moree golfer then found her rhythm on the second day, shaving a few shots off, to take out the championship.
Purse’s focus now is getting her game right with the aim of going professional.
While the glandular fever has set her back, Purse still is aiming to hit the professional ranks in a year’s time.
“My plan is, this time next year, to turn professional,” Purse said.
“My coach wanted me to do it at the end of this year but I’m just going to wait because I got so sick.”
Purse is working on her consistency at the moment along with keeping her body still while hitting shots.
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