Kingscliff?s Stephanie Gilmore rebounds off the lop at Snapper Rocks yesterday.
Kingscliff?s Stephanie Gilmore rebounds off the lop at Snapper Rocks yesterday.

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.



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