Courtney Conlogue Takes First Place at the Margaret River Pro
MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia (Tuesday, April 21, 2015) -
With Main Break continuing to offer up excellent conditions the world’s best female surfers fought through an exciting Finals day at the third stop on the Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.
An epic showdown saw Courtney Conlogue (USA) claim her third CT victory and end the amazing run of form from two-time World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW).
The win today sees Conlogue steadily improve on her performance this year, having previously claimed fifth place on the Gold Coast and a third at Bells Beach. The result moves her to second place on the WSL rankings going into the fourth event of the year, the Oi Rio Pro.
“I’ve put so many hours into trying to get into the top seeds and I want to try and crack open the top three. They are such amazing talents and you really have to be on point when you’re competing against them and leave no question marks. I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to surf here with them in these kinds of conditions. I’m so thankful and appreciative for all the support I have.”
“I’ve spent a lot of time out here and I have great support,” said Conlogue. “This is our last stop on the Australian leg of the Tour and it’s been really amazing. Carissa is such an amazing talent and to be able to compete against her and all the other amazing talent is just wonderful and really pushes me to get better. The world title is everyone’s dream and I’m just going to try my best and keep surfing as well as I possibly can.”
Huge congrats to Courtney on her first World Tour event win this year! We will be cheering her on at her next event, the Oi Rio Pro from May 11-22.
*WSL Official Press Release