Date: January 12, 2015
Author: Mark Hayes /

Astor Trophy kicks off in Adelaide

The time-honoured Astor Trophy has begun in Adelaide.

The tournament, formerly known as the Commonwealth Trophy, is contested once every four years between the best amateur women among Commonwealth nations.

This year’s staging on the magnificent West Course at The Grange Golf Club pits Australian against teams from Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and a combined Great Britain and Ireland squad.

Each team plays each other once with foursomes in the morning and singles in the afternoon with no final and all results calculated on contests won.

Sydney’s Shelly Shin, 16, leads an Australian team into battle today against Canada with Perth’s Hannah Green, Gold Coast’s Becky Kay, Brisbane’s Gennai Goodwin and local prodigy Jenny Lee, 18, also flying the Aussie flag.

The field features a host of the world’s top 100 amateur players, including Scotland’s Connie Jaffrey and South African Michaela Fletcher.

Entry to The Grange is free and the tournament runs for five days until Friday.

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