Golf Australia today announced the Australian team selections for the 2009 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas from 5-8 November 2009. Whitney Hillier (WA), Justine Lee (NSW), Daniel Beckmann (VIC) and Ryan McCarthy (TAS) will represent Australia. Ian Read will be the Captain and Team Manager. Hillier, who returned with the Astor Salver trophy after her July tour of the UK, said she was excited about the tournament. It’s a great honour to be selected and it was a goal of mine to play this event, Hiller said. There have been some fantastic past winners and hopefully Australia will bring home some medals in 2009. In the 2007 championship, the Australian men finished in second place at 21-under par. The Australian women finished in 10th place at 1-over par. Jason Scrivener (WA) claimed the 2008 Men’sIndividual Silver Medal with 18 birdies. The championship has been held biennially since 2001. Past competitors have included World Number 1 Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Brandt Snedeker and Australia s newly-promoted PGA Tour member, Michael Sim. The 2009 Spirit International Amateur Championship will be held at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas from 5-8 November 2009.