Australia's Katherine Hull

Australia's Katherine Hull has won her first LPGA Tour title over the weekend, claiming the Canadian Women's Open golf tournament at Ottawa Hunt.

Hull pockets about $340,000 of the 2.25 million U.S purse thanks to a final round meltdown by Yani Tseng who was six strokes ahead of Hull at the beginning of the round. Hull hit a three under 69 to finish at eleven under 277 for the tournament.

"This is something we all dream about as kids and to have it actually happen is amazing," Hull said with the championship trophy at her side. "I was thinking this might be the year I broke through and got a win but, at six shots back, I didn't think much about it.

"I just tried to play the best I could. I honestly didn't expect to win at all. But that's how golf goes. It's four rounds, 72 holes and anything can happen."

Hull, a Brisbane native, keeps herself calm by reciting bible verses when under the pump.

Katherine Hull's maiden LPGA victory at the Canadian Open has boosted her ranking by 50 places to No. 49 in the world. She joins Karrie Webb (No. 7), Lindsey Wright (No. 45) and Rachel Hetherington (No. 76) in the top 100.

Hull has won $694,420 in prize money this year.

Here's a clip of the closing holes at the 2008 Canadian Open featuring Katherine Hull.



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