Date: September 13, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Entries closing soon for Women’s Senior Amateur

Entries are closing soon for the Australian Women’s Senior Amateur Championship at Tanunda Pines Golf Club on 21-25 October 2013. The Australian Women’s Senior Amateur Championship is in its 27th year and entries have been received from competitors Australia wide as well as overseas. Defending Champion Jacqui Morgan from New South Wales will be a top contender along with 2010 Champion Robyn Puckett from the USA, Robyn Boniface from New Zealand and Ros Fisher from Western Australia. Tanunda Pines Golf Club is a stunning 18 hole, par 74 golf course, measuring 5,339 metres for women. Situated in South Australia s beautiful Barossa Valley wine region, the course boats an abundance of native bird and animal life, with 100 year old gum trees lining the fairways that undulate across hilltops with views over Jacob&aposs Creek and St Hallett vineyards from several vantage points. The Championship is open to women aged 55 years and over (as at 21 October), with a maximum handicap of 22.4. It is played over 36-holes qualifying, followed by elimination match play. The leading 16 players will qualify for the major championship, with another eight players in four age divisions qualifying for match play flights. The State Stroke Teams Event will again be played in conjunction with the qualifying rounds, with three players representing their state in the aggregate scratch competition. A Handicap Competition will also be held over the first two days. Off the course, players will be able to renew friendships at the Welcome Cocktail Reception on Tuesday evening, and conclude with the Presentation Reception on Friday afternoon, all included in the entry fee. Once again, any player who introduces a friend to the Championship for the first time will go into the draw to win a prize for a one night s accommodation and dinner for two at the Novotel Barossa Valley and a round of golf at Tanunda Pines Golf Club.