Steph world beater
GOLD COAST (AAP). ? Schoolgirl wildcard entry Stephanie Gilmore capped a dream week by winning the first event on the women's surfing world championship tour yesterday.
The 17-year-old Gilmore, from Kingscliff, defeated Hawaii's Megan Abubo in the final of the Roxy Pro at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast after ousting six-time world champion Layne Beachley in the semi-finals.
Gilmore had also defeated reigning world champion Sofia Mulanovich earlier in the event.
Gilmore won the final with a score of 14.00 to Abubo's 7.10.
However, Abubo leads the points standings with Gilmore unable to accrue points on the World Championship Tour.