Date: July 28, 2014
Author: Golf Australia

Entries open for Women’s Senior Amateur

Entries are now open for the Australian Women’s Senior Championship to be played at Riverside Golf Club in Launceston, Tasmania on 27 to 31 October 2014.

The Championship is open to women aged 55 years and over (as at 27 October), with a maximum handicap of 20.0.

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.

Riverside Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 73 golf course, measuring 5,339 metres for women. The course is situated in Launceston in Tasmania and is known for its lush fairways and greens. 

With the Tamar Valley Wine Route not too far away and the many activities on offer in Launceston itself, the venue is sure to be fantastic for players on and off the golf course.

Defending Champion Josie Ryan (Qld) is sure to return to defend her title along with seven time winner Sylvia Donohoe (NSW). 

2012 Champion Jacqui Morgan (NSW) will also be in the mix along with 2013 runner-up Wendy O’Connell (Qld) who currently sits in second place on the Australian Women’s Senior Amateur Rankings.

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 $200 voucher to spend at the Riverside Golf Club pro shop.