Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, wins first title at Volvik RACV Ladies Masters
Last Updated: 09/02/14 5:47pm
Tiger Woods' niece, Cheyenne, is emulating her uncle's success in the women's game after winning her first tournament - the Australian Ladies Masters
Cheyenne Woods, niece of 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, secured her first career title on Sunday with a two-shot victory at the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast.
The 23-year-old carded a four-under-par round of 69 at Royal Pines to finish the tournament at 16-under.
Local amateur Minjee Lee was two back in outright second place after she also managed a 69 in the final round.
The 17-year-old fired three consecutive birdies on the front nine to draw level with Woods, but the American held her nerve and closed with three birdies in her final six holes to seal victory.
"This is a huge accomplishment for me," said Woods, who turned professional in 2012 after an All-America career at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
"The Ladies European Tour has been great to be able to play this last year, I've been able to see all of these great players, play with Solheim Cup members, so I've learned so much from all of these girls and to be able to come out here and actually compete with them and come out on top was huge for me.
"It's not necessarily a shock, but I missed the cut last week by two shots in New Zealand - 77, 71 - so I didn't play well last week but I came into this week with a new mindset, I worked on a few things and everything just clicked.
"It worked out really well. After the first round I knew I could win, so from then on that was the goal."
South African Stacy Lee Bregman and Swede Camilla Lennarth were two shots behind Lee in a tie for third.
South Korean duo Minsun Kim and So Young Lee were tied for fifth on nine-under alongside Swede Caroline Hedwall, who rounded off her tournament with a 66 - the joint best final round.