Date: January 10, 2008

Fisher & Paykel National Final

Australia&aposs largest female amateur golf competition, the 2007 Fisher and Paykel Classic is drawing to a close with the National Final just over three weeks away. The National Final will be played as a two-round event with players competing at the Commonwealth Golf Club and Victoria Golf Club. National Finalists and their chosen guest will also enjoy a welcome cocktail party, presentation function and attendance at the 2008 MFS Women’s Australian Open. Having won through via their club event and then being placed in the top two at their respective State Final, all twelve National Finalists are looking forward to their trip and activities in Melbourne and the chance to walk away with the title. 2007 Fisher & Paykel National Finalists Queensland: Helen Milledge (Nudgee College Golf Club) & Wendy Winton (Rowes Bay Golf Club) New South Wales: Samantha Greaves (Kogarah Golf Club) & Robyn Harding (Mona Vale Golf Club) South Australia: Penny Wark (Kooyonga Golf Club) & Barbara Keith (Mount Lofty Golf Club) Tasmania: Margaret Leary (Tasmania Golf Club) & Tammy Hall (Launceston Golf Club) Victoria: Heidi Haringcaspel (The Dunes Golf Club) & Claudia Marazita (Riverside Golf Club) Western Australia: Suzette Partington (Esperance Golf Club) & Caroline Daniel (Spalding Park Golf Club) The single stableford competition showed its versatility in 2007 with the National Finalists coming from diverse personal and golfing backgrounds. The youngest National Finalist is Claudia Marazita from Riverside Golf Club in Essendon who at the tender age of 11 will be competing against ladies almost six times her age. With handicaps ranging from two to 37 and time spent on the golf course ranging from just seven months to 45 years, the Classic shows that all women golfers in Australia can compete in this single stableford tournament and reach the pinnacle of the competition. The Fisher & Paykel Classic will be on again in 2008. All golf clubs in Australia will receive a Fisher & Paykel Classic information pack with details on how to get involved. Information packs should be received by mid March.