New Zealand amateur golfer Emily Perry finished joint runner up at the Riversdale Cup by four shots from Australian Whitney Hillier in Melbourne on Friday.
Perry, 21, went into the final round with a two-shot lead, and started well with birdies at the second and the fifth to extend her lead to three shots.
But she dropped a shot at the eighth and couldn't match the onslaught from Hillier, who managed four birdies in the final five holes of the front nine.
The West Australian went onto make birdies on 12 and 14 to take control of the tournament. She dropped a shot at the 17th but the damage was done and she clinched the title by four from Perry and fellow Australian Su-Hyun Oh.
Perry was disappointed to shoot a one over par 74 in the final round compared to Hillier's five-under 68 to claim the title.
"I played really solid and I feel like I didn't do much wrong but she just played better, which is hard to take," she said."My goal at the start of the week was to finish in the top three so I guess I am happy with that, but obviously it would have been nice to win."
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