Lunn ready for Pines
TWEED Heads professional golfer Karen Lunn believes she has been consistent without being brilliant ahead of the RACV Australian Ladies Masters at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast tomorrow.
The 46-year-old recently ran away with the Canberra Ladies Classic by four strokes and was co-leader at the end of the first day before finishing one-over par at the Women's NSW Open at Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney last weekend.
"I've been playing well for a couple of years now," Lunn said.
"In golf there is a fine line between winning and not winning.
"On the weekend I had a rough second day with the putter and that's an area I can work on.
"Royal Pines has big greens, so I'll need to putt well."
Lunn returned home to the Tweed just before Christmas after finishing equal 50th in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.
Although she lives at Banora Point, she does not consider it a home-field advantage playing at the Benowa course.
"It's one of the oldest events and has been around for years," she said.
"I feel like I know it well enough, but I don't play there very often."
Among those standing in her way is No.2 ranked Australian player Katherine Hull and 14-year-old New Zealand sensation Lydia Ko.
The World No.1 amateur became the youngest female to win a professional tournament at the NSW Open at the weekend.
Lunn, who started on the tour 13 years before Ko was even born expects big things from the youngster.
"She hits the ball like a seasoned veteran," Lunn said.
"It's scary to see how good some of the younger players coming through are."
Lunn has nine Ladies European Tour wins including the 1993 Women's British Open.
There is $500,000 prize money at the Royal Pines event with the Australian Open to follow at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club Thursday week.