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Green on the podium again

Hannah Green
Hannah Green continues her ultra-consistent run in Alabama. Photo: Jonathon Hoomes/LPGA)

Hannah Green moved within touching distance of third place on the Symetra Tour money list today with, remarkably, her 10th top-10 finish of her rookie season.

Already guaranteed her LPGA Tour card for next year after last week’s win in Arkansas, Green carded a final-round four-under-par 68 in the Guardian Championship in Alabama today to seal a share of third with Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan, two shots adrift of American winner Lindsey Weaver.

Green pocketed $US6264 today to move her season total to $US82,554, still in fourth in the Race for the Card standings, but less than $US3000 behind three-time winner Nanna Koerstz Madsen in third.

The West Australian is more than $25,000 behind leaders Benyapa Niphatsophon and Celine Boutier with just two Florida-based tournaments remaining on the Symetra schedule.

But the season-ending Tour Championship in Daytona carries a $200,000 purse, the year’s equal largest as final rankings are sought to ensure the highest possible LPGA Tour ranking.

“Pleased with my T3 this week,” tweeted Green, who last week committed to playing alongside the men at the upcoming WA Open on the ISPS Handa Australian PGA Tour in Perth.

“I really enjoyed playing (Robert Trent Jones-designed Capitol Hill Golf Club) course (which) was great!

“Off to Florida.”

Rebecca Artis, of New South Wales, continued to rediscover her form with a closing 71 to share 23rd, but Wanasa Zhou, Steph Na and Emily McLennan missed the Alabama cut.

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