Hannah Green may not have played the weekend at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open, but it gave the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA champion a little extra time to prepare for the test ahead of her at this week’s AIG Women’s Open. “It's a really cool golf course. Probably one that I'm really excited to actually play a practice round in,’ said Green, who is competing at Carnoustie for the first time. “It has some long holes, some short holes, narrow holes and also some tough bunkers. So you have to be patient this week just like last. Yeah, I'm really excited.”
Green has made the cut in all three previous AIG Women’s Open appearances, including a career-best T16 result at Woburn Golf Club in 2019. The “half-Scot” Green, whose mother hails from Fraserburgh, will even have familiar support outside the ropes at this year’s major. “I'm not sure who is all coming but I know my mom's cousin has asked for five tickets, so I'm pretty sure they are all going to be family members coming. I feel like I won't be able to give them a hug or anything but at least I'll have them out there, and I'm excited to see them from behind the rope.”
Joining Green in the field this week is fellow Perth, Australia native Kirsten Rudgeley. The 20-year-old amateur, fresh off wins in the past six weeks at the English Women’s Amateur and the Helen Holm Scottish Amateur Open, made her way into the major via a T3 finish at Final Qualifying on Monday. Green said she had dinner with Rudgeley after she qualified and the two were planning on playing a practice round together later on Tuesday.
“We've known each other for a long time. We both played the same club, Mt Lawley, back in (Western Australia). We often try and play and practice together when I'm back home and yes we always message each other whenever I'm away or she's away. We've kept in good contact even if we are not in Australia,” said Green. “She's a great kid, comes from a great family, so I'm really excited she's made it and I hope that she can contend on the weekend as well.”