Hannah Green triumphs at JM Eagle for back to back wins at Wilshire Country Club

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Los Angeles, CA – Hannah Green won LPGA Tour’s JM Eagle LA Championship for the second
straight year Sunday, holing out twice from off the greens in a pivotal back-nine stretch at a
difficult but familiar Wilshire Country Club.

With a statement on social media Nelly Korda, the world number one and currently on a 5 win
streak, unexpectedly withdrew from this week’s JM Eagle LA Championship, leaving the door
wide open for the rest of the field to capitalize.

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After shooting an opening round of 67, Green was feeling good heading into the weekend on a
course that she’s historically performed really well on. In her last 16 rounds at Wilshire she’s
shot 15 in the 60’s and just one year ago she hoisted the trophy at the end of the weekend.

“It’s really kind to me,” Green said when asked about her wonderful relationship with Wilshire. “I
felt like a couple times today almost got like a member bounce. I obviously really am fond of the
golf club and joked that they didn’t approve it with me that they were making alterations.” She
added later, “It does feel somewhat like home in a sense that I have so many people that come
and watch me. There are a lot of Aussies that come, as well and cheer me on.”
Green took home $562,500 from a purse of $3.75 million. That brings her season earnings to
$861,302 and her career earnings to $5,375,243.

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Twenty-four-year-old Maja Stark earned her second-consecutive runner-up finish on the LPGA
Tour thanks to her 3-under 68 on Sunday. Stark also finished solo second at the year’s first
major championship, The Chevron Championship. Like Green, Stark had a slow start to the day
but made a late run that included four birdies in her last six holes. She finished -9 overall.
Maja Stark (2, -9) on her mindset during the closing stretch at Wilshire Country Club:

“I just kind of thought, screw it. Now is not the time to hold back anymore. I think that just made
me swing a little bit more freely. I don’t think I had to think as much on the putts. I’ve been kind
of — some technique stuff has been occupying my mind, especially with the putting, so I was just
focusing on the hole and it obviously works well. Going to try to keep doing that.”

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With this being Hannah Green’s second win on tour this season she’s turning her attention and
focus to being selected to Australia’s team for the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympic Games in