Date: October 24, 2018
Author: Golf Australia

Aust Am Champs � Entries Open

Entries are now open for the Australian Amateur Championships presented by Swinging Skirts, to be played at Woodlands Golf Club and Spring Valley Golf Club in Melbourne from 15-20 January 2019.

The field will consist of 234 men and 78 women who will contest 36-holes stroke play qualifying, with the leading 64 men and 32 women to qualify for elimination match play.

Both championships date back to 1894 with each champion receiving an exemption into their respective Australian Open.

Woodlands Golf Club will be the primary course hosting both the qualifying and match play rounds, whilst Spring Valley Golf Club will co-host the qualifying rounds.

Woodlands Golf Club last hosted the event in 2013, while Spring Valley Golf Club plays host to the championship for the first time in the club’s history.  

The championships are held in the highest regard, and notable past men’s champions include Cameron Smith (2013), Brendan Jones (1999) Brett Rumford (1998), Greg Chalmers (1993), Matthew Goggin (1995) and Bruce Devlin (1959).

Women’s notable past champions include Minjee Lee (2013 & 2014), Lydia Ko (2012), Stacey Keating (2010), Kristie Smith (2008) and Nikki Campbell (2002). The 2017 women’s champion, Hye-Jin Choi from Korea went on to finish runner up in the 2017 US Women’s Open.

Top international players from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, China, Germany and the USA will contest the championship alongside Australia’s top amateur players.

The 2019 Australian Amateur Championship is supported by the Victorian Government.

Various accommodation options are now available and entries close in on 11 December. A handicap limit of 1.0 for men and 2.4 for women applies.

Visit the event page for more information or to enter – https://www.golf.org.au/event#/competition/1421842/info