Korea’s Jiyai Shin shot a superb final round 4 under par 69 to win the 2016 Ladies Masters at Royal Pines Resort, defeating England’s Holly Clyburn by three shots.

Shin had held the overnight lead by two shots from Clyburn and Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth, and the talented European pair piled on the early pressure. The 28year old Swede made early birdies at the 1st and 3rd holes to join Shin in the lead at 10 under par while Clyburn herself made birdies at 3rd and 6th holes to make it a three way tie at the top, before Shin broke out of the tie with a birdie herself at the 6th to edge clear again. Two more birdies at the 8th and 10th holes saw the affable Korean take a 2 shot lead, however just when Shin seemed completely in charge she would falter with bogeys at the 11th and 13th, where she drove into the water to fall back into a tie for the lead with Lennarth, who had earlier birdied the 8th hole to get to 11 under par.

Shin would bounce back with a birdie at 15 and  the 16 came the killer blow when she holed from 3 metres  and a comfortable three shot lead with just two holes to play after Lennarth had  bogeyed the 14th hole.
The margin would prove too great for the chasing pack to overcome, and Shin would cruise to a three shot victory with a birdie at the last for a 4 under par round of 69.

2015 - SU OH

Victorian teenager Su Oh signalled her arrival as a world class player when she captured her first professional victory in only her second professional tournament in the Ladies Masters at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

With rounds of 69, 75, 72 and 69 Oh finished atop of the leaderboard at seven-under-par and three clear of 2009 champion Katherine Kirk (69) and England’s Florentyna Parker (69) and Charley Hull (73).

As Kirk (69) and Englishwomen Florentyna Parker (69) walked to the clubhouse sharing the lead at four under, Oh made her winning move. The teenager reeled off four straight birdies at the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th to finish in fine style.


American Cheyenne Woods secured her first major professional tournament when she held off a strong challenge from Australian amateur Minjee Lee to win the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast.

The 23-year-old shot a final round of four-under-par 69 on the RACV Royal Pines layout to finish the tournament at 16-under-par, two shots ahead of 17-year-old Lee who also posted a 69 to finish on 14-under-par. South African Stacy Lee Bregman (72) and Swede Camilla Lennarth (70) finished in a tie for third position at 12-under-par.

It's the best result in Woods' two-year professional career, with the interest in the niece of superstar Tiger Woods resulting in the American Golf Channel taking the final two hours of the broadcast live into the United States.

Woods was absolutely elated with her win, “This is a huge accomplishment for me.”



Karrie Webb won the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters for an incredible eighth time and in doing so she equaled Sam Sneads record of winning the same event eight times.

Snead won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times in a run spanning four decades. Webb first won here in 1998 and her most recent victory was 2010.

Webb, who started the final round two shots behind teenagers, Su-Hyun Oh and Ariya Jutanugarn, fired a flawless round of five under par 67 to finish at top of the leaderboard at 13-under-par and two clear of the field at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.

Webb was still trailing the leaders by three with eight holes to play, but the seven-time major champion then stepped it up a gear over the final holes with birdies on 12, 14, 15 and 17 for her eighth Masters win.



Dutchwoman Christel Boeljon won the 2012 Gold Coast RACV Ladies Masters by one shot in dramatic fashion.

Starting the day three shots behind South Korean So Yeon Ryu, Boeljon held her nerve all day and critically on 18 when she sunk her 1.5m putt for the victory.

Boeljon posted a solid four under 68 to take the title over Ryu, who shot even par 72, and the fast finishing duo of Italian Diana Luna and South Korean Ha Neul Kim. All three completed their tournament on 20 under.

Sharing the lead with Ryu down the final stretch, the Dutchwoman was able to make two brilliant up and downs on holes 15 and 16 to importantly stay in the lead with the South Korean. As she headed up 18 there were four players all on 20 under, and Boeljon knew a birdie on the final hole would do it. After reaching the green in two and with Ryu in the greenside trap, Boeljon left her eagle putt 1.5 short but made the putt for victory.



Taiwan's Yani Tseng shot a closing 68 to win the Ladies Masters at the Royal Pines Resort and claimed the world No. 1 ranking from Korean Jiyai Shin.

Tseng, 22, who has played the Ladies Masters on Queensland's Gold Coast since she was a 16-year-old amateur, produced rounds of 67, 66, 63 and 68 against par of 72 to finish at 24 under par, four shots clear of Australia's Nikki Campbell and American Stacy Lewis.

Tseng's elevation to the top spot in the rankings is almost routine for to the Ladies Masters. Others to use the tournament as a springboard to No. 1 are Webb, Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa.

Yani Tseng


The much anticipated battle between the undisputed champion of Australian Women's golf, Karrie Webb, and arguably her heir apparent and the defending champion of the ANZ Masters, Katherine Hull, appeared as if it might become a reality on day four of the event at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast. Webb would eventually run out the winner by a massive six shots over Hull and Korean Bo Mee Lee but she was pressed hard in the first 14 holes today before extinguishing the challenge of Hull and others and then waltzing to an emphatic victory, her 7th in the past 13 stagings of the event.

Katherine Hull


Australian Katherine Hull cruised to a five stroke victory at the ANZ Ladies Masters at RACV Royal Pines Resort in Australia on Sunday and confirmed her status as one of her country’s fastest rising sporting stars. Hull, who began the final round with a three stroke lead over compatriot Tamie Durdin, recorded a winning total of 16-under-par 272.

The 26-year old LPGA Tour regular fired rounds of 69, 67, 68 and 68 and became only the third Australian to win the tournament in its 20-year history, after Jane Crafter and Karrie Webb. “If anyone would have said to me that I would shoot four rounds in the 60s I would have been absolutely ecstatic,” said Hull, who collected a winner’s cheque for $90,000.

Katherine Hull

2008 - LISA HALL

England’s Lisa Hall fired a six-under-par 66 on Sunday's third and final round to take a one stroke victory from second round leader Hyun Ju Shin, to post a winning total of 13-under-par 203.

Hall, playing in the penultimate three-ball, had posted her score as Shin stood on the 18th tee tied for the lead on 13 under.

Hoping for a play-off, Hall watched from the back of the 18th green as Shin, from South Korea, putted.

Shin had a 25 foot birdie chance for the title, but left it four feet short, and then missed the second putt, effectively handing Hall the title.

Lisa Hall

2007, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1999 & 1998 - KARRIE WEBB

Karrie Webb made it six out of ten at the ANZ Ladies Masters when she added a final round of 68 to win by two over Shin Ji Yai of Korea.
Her 62 on Saturday and opening nine of 31 in the final round had her at 21 under and it essentially became a race for second as the darling of Royal Pines took absolute control.

Karrie Webb


The 16-year-old Korean teenager Amy Yang claimed victory in dramatic style at Royal Pines Resort with rounds of 69, 66, 70, 70, for a total of 13-under-par 275.

The youngster led the tournament for the final three rounds and eventually won in a gripping one-hole play-off against the 22-year-old American Catherine Cartwright, who recorded rounds of 70, 67, 70, 68, also for a 13-under-par 275 total.
With her victory the talented youngster became the first amateur to win a Ladies European Tour event in 22 years, since Gillian Stewart won the European Open at the Belfry in 1984. In only her second appearance in a professional golf event, Yang outplayed some of the best female players in the world and also became the only amateur to ever win a professional ladies event in Australia.

Amy Yang

2004, 2002 & 1995 - ANNIKA SORENSTAM

Current world number 1 Annika Sorenstam added a third Masters title to her 1995 and 2002 success by winning the 2004 Masters in style with a weekend total of 130 (-14) with scores of 65 & 65.

Annika Sorenstam

2003, 1994 & 1993 - LAURA DAVIES

One of the greatest women players of all time and winner of more than 50 Tournaments on the US and European Tours, including the British and US Opens, Davies won the Masters back to back in 1993/1994 and again in 2003. Laura became the second 3 time winner of the event in 2003 with a clutch par putt from 10 feet on the final hole to edge out Queensland's Karrie Webb and Rebecca Stevenson.

Laura Davies


Canadian Gail Graham recorded her second professional victory with at one shot win over Karrie Webb at Royal Pines in 1997 when the Ladies Masters was played as a joint ALPG/USLPGA event. To date the only single time winner of the event.

Gail Graham

1992 & 1996 - JANE CRAFTER

A great player and ambassador for golf, Jane Crafter won in 1992 and 1996. Her second victory was one of the most thrilling in Masters History. With her in the final group were England’s Laura Davies and Sweden's Liselotte Neumann and all three had eagle putts at the 18th to overhaul Geddes who had finished at 18 under. While the other two missed, Crafter holed a putt from 14 metres that never looked in doubt.

Jane Crafter

1990 & 1991 - JANE GEDDES

Jane Geddes, former US Open and LPGA Champion, was the winner of the first two Ladies Masters contested at Palm Meadows in 1990/1991. Geddes was also runner up to Jane Crafter in 1996 and Annika Sorenstam in 1995.

Jane Geddes