INTRODUCTION Local star Pat Stephenson won the Ladies Open golf championship in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday (March) in her first home appearance in several years.
SV:Jan Stephenson drives off on first hole in round two of Ladies Open golf championships, Sydney, Australia
SV: Pat Bradley hits onto green at seventeenth
SV: Stephenson misses putt on eighteenth
SVs: Bradley holes putt to tie match with Stephenson. (2 shots)
SV: Stephenson narrowly misses long putt for par on play-off
SVs: Bradley misses putt - Stephenson wins and congratulated to crowd applause.(2 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION Local star Pat Stephenson won the Ladies Open golf championship in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday (March) in her first home appearance in several years. But Miss Stephenson, who's been playing on the United States circuit for some time, Only just scraped in for the title and 15,000 (Australian) dollars prize money with a sudden-death play-off against America's Pat Bradley.
SYNOPSIS: Miss Stephenson -- here driving off at the first hole in round two -- was an amateur when she left Australia four years ago. Since then, she's been earning up to 60,000 dollars (U.S.) a year on the American courses.
Mrs. Bradley held her own all the way with some good short strokes
The final hole -- and Miss Stephenson misses the putt that could have won her the match without a play-off.
Mrs. Bradley kept up her good putting to tie at 145 each for the two rounds.
The play-off -- and Miss Stephenson just missing a long putt for par.
But Mrs. Bradley -- already a stroke behind -- also missed her putt to lose the playoff, the title, and the prize-money. Miss Stephenson, walking off to collect her reward, aims to earn a hundred thousand dollars (Australian) ny the end of the year.