Date: July 24, 2012

Entries open for Australian Women’s Senior Amateur

Entries are now open for the Australian Women’s Senior Championship to be played at Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club in Canberra from 22-26 October. The Championship is open to women aged 55 years and over (as at 22 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. The Gungahlin Lakes course will provide a true national championship test, with the 5,361 metre, par 72 layout, sure to impress. Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club is not unknown to national championships, having hosted the 2004 Australian Boys Interstate Teams Matches an event which included current PGA Tour players Jason Day and Matt Jones. The Australian Women’s Senior Amateur Championship is in its 26th year, and seven time winner, Sylvia Donohoe from Narooma Golf Club on NSW s south coast is sure to once again prove difficult to beat. Qld s Wendy O Connell and Josie Ryan will also feature, as will local Liz Smyth. 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 Gungahlin Lakes Pro Shop Gift Pack. Click on the link below for more information