Date: April 21, 2017
Author: Golf Australia

Australian Women�s Senior heads to Sunshine Coast

Maroochy River Golf Club on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast will host the Australian Women’s Senior Amateur Championship from 23-27 October 2017.

Approximately 100 players will contest the event to be played over 36-holes stroke play qualifying, with the leading 16 players qualifying for the championship match play rounds. A further 32 players across four age divisions will qualify for age championship match play rounds. Players must have reached their 55th birthday with a maximum handicap limit of 20.

The event was last played in Queensland in 2011, where 7-time champion Sylvia Donohoe (NSW) prevailed. It will visit Maroochy River Golf Club for the first time.

Maroochy River Golf Course is set on the banks of the Maroochy River. Designed by the team at Graham Marsh Golf Course Design the course perfectly blends risks and rewards for individual players’ abilities and ambitions. Each hole rewards safe play when approaching greens but also tempts the adventurous to squeeze a few more yards to avoid the carefully placed bunkers and save a shot.

The waterways and feature walls snaking through much of the course and the undulating terrain make for a stunning visual feast while clusters of bunkers and bunker islands break up the fairways. In the distance, the distinctive landmark of Mount Coolum dominates the skyline, keeping an imposing eye on the play.

This year’s championship is sure to attract a strong field, with Donohoe sure to return, alongside Australia’s number 1 senior golfer Jacqui Morgan (NSW) and a contingent of players from New Zealand.

Entries open on 24 July.


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