Breanna Gill, a biological male impersonating a female identity, won the Australian Women’s Classic golf tournament this week, adding yet another trophy to biological males who are competing in women’s competitions as women.
Gill has been playing in professional women’s tournaments for eight years, and this was his first win on the women’s circuit. The WPGA ended up taking its Twitter account private after a backlash of rebuke from the public, including what the association said were hate messages.
The Australia Women’s Classic was held April 2 in New South Wales. Gill was ranked No. 393 in the Rolex Women’s Golf Rankings going into the tournament.
“It’s the biggest win of her life. It’s really sad that she can’t celebrate that win,” WPGA Tour of Australasia Chief Karen Lunn said, as reported in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Gill is not the first transgender to win a golf tournament in the women’s division. In 2021, Hailey Davidson, a Scottish pro golfer, won in a mini tour in the United States, after transitioning to female appearance in 2015. Gill has not revealed at what age he transitioned to his current female appearance.