Behind through the final minute, reigning World Champion Wright finished with a nice 6.57 wave but was unable to catch Lakey Peterson's 14.33 total.

 

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Wright defeated Brazilian's Tatiana Weston-Webb in the first semi.

Peterson knocked off Aussie Sally Fitzgibbons in the second semi, thwarting a chance at an all Aussie final.

The victory also sees Peterson pass Australian Steph Gilmore on the Championship leaderboard, with Gilmore losing to Tatiana-Webb in the quarters.

The next WSL event, the Open J Bay, runs from July 6-16 in South Africa.