Date: October 03, 2018
Author: Golf Australia

Canberra Classic set for return

After a successful inaugural staging, the ActewAGL Canberra Classic is set to return from 1-3 March 2019.

The event, held at Royal Canberra Golf Club, will return to the ALPG Tour and Ladies European Tour for a $150,000 purse.

ALPG CEO Karen Lunn is looking forward to bringing the event back to a region renowned for its contribution to women’s sport.

“ALPG is delighted to announce the ActewAGL Canberra Classic will once again be featuring on our ALPG Tour schedule in 2019.

"The 2018 edition of the tournament, which was played earlier this year on the recently redesigned Royal Canberra Golf Club layout was a huge success and we hope to build on that success in 2019” said Lunn.

“Canberra is known for supporting women in sport and also major sporting events, and I could not think of a better place to play this tournament.”

Dame Laura Davies has already indicated that she will return to compete in the event.

The former World No. 1 and 5-time major champion made the trip to Canberra to support the event in its infancy earlier this year and has continue to showcase her form throughout 2018.

“We are delighted that Laura will be returning to Canberra in 2019. She has had a great season in 2018 winning the US Senior Women’s Open and finishing 2nd at the Founders Cup on the LPGA Tour,” added Lunn.

The event, taking place early in a Solheim Cup year, will be one of four LET events on the Tour's Aussie stint.

Royal Canberra’s general manager, Andrew Casey, is excited to see the stars of both tours return to the club.

 “Royal Canberra Golf Club is delighted once again to be the host venue for the ActewAGL Canberra Classic in 2019.

“The redevelopment of the course has been received exceptionally well by our members and we are proud to have re-entered the top 20 in Australia.

“I am sure that the players will find the course both challenging and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming some of the world’s best golfers to Royal Canberra in March next year.”