Steph Kyriacou began 2020 as an amateur golfer ranked 1109th in the world but she is going to finish the year as one of the world’s most talented professionals.
If you’re not familiar with 20-year-old Steph Kyriacou’s rise to prominence as one of Australia’s best golfers in 2020 – in summary, it goes like this.
- Begins the year as a 19-year-old amateur ranked 1109th in the world.
- Wins the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville, smashing the field by eight strokes earning her starts several of the world’s major golf tournaments.
- Turns pro and COVID hits.
- Finally flies out to play Scottish Open and Women’s Open Championship.
- Gets stuck in Europe and plays six events on Ladies Europen Tour finishing T5, T10, 2nd, 5th, T17 and T4 including a course-record 63 to finish last week.
- Finishes the year ranked 172nd in the world and the most likely winner of the LET Rookie of the Year.
It’s well worth checking out AAP’s Ian Chadband’s piece on the Steph Kyriacou’s crazy year.
“So, basically, we came for two events in Scotland over a fortnight and ended up flying all over Europe and the Middle East, playing eight tournaments in five countries over three-and-a-half months in the middle of a pandemic because we couldn’t get home,” explains Kyriacou.
“I’m secretly happy those flights got cancelled, if I’m honest,” Kyriacou admits. “I’m pretty stoked with how it all went.
And you can catch her closing hole-out chip shot for the course record as part of the highlights video package below.