Date: January 28, 2008

Ladies from The Cut win their place in Paris!

Women from six states marked the Australia Day Weekend by battling it out at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Victoria to compete for their ultimate dream an all expenses paid trip to play in the Peugeot International Pro AM in Paris. The national final of the Peugeot Women&aposs Classic saw women from across Australia demonstrate their skill and talent and opened 2008 MFS Women’s Australian Open week in style. The country s finest female amateur club players were given the opportunity to compete on the course where the likes of defending champion Karrie Webb, dual LET winner Nikki Garrett and 22 year old Australian Sarah Kemp will play later this week in what is set to be a glamorous golf tournament. The West Australian ladies from The Cut took the title in the most talked about women&aposs team amateur championship in Australia with a total score of 86. Finishing just behind the winners was Kooyanga Golf Club from South Australia with 81. The Final was played in absolutely perfect conditions at Kingston Heath Golf Club on Melbourne&aposs famed sandbelt. Sunshine and blue skies met competitors as the mercury settled in the mid-20&aposs. Rob Dommerson, Managing Director of Peugeot Automobiles Australia, said “Year on year we are constantly delighted with the level of talent that turns out for this tournament. “We would like to extend our congratulations to the ladies from The Cut. A trip to Paris to play in the Peugeot International Pro AM is the chance of a lifetime, and with the level of skill demonstrated by the team today, there&aposs no doubt that they will be very strong contenders. “The Peugeot Women&aposs Classic is a great tournament to be involved with. This is the only amateur team club event which offers female golfers the opportunity to represent ones&apos club, state and country.” added Dommerson. Women’s golf has gone from strength to strength and national tournaments are a great way to discover rising golf stars. The success of the Classic is a particularly treasured achievement when taking into consideration Golf Australia&aposs vision and commitment to grow female participation in the sport. The partnership between Golf Australia and Peugeot is one example of many such partnerships forming across the country between stakeholders who share the aim of forming stronger and ongoing commitments to women&aposs golf. Tony Hallam, CEO Golf Australia said: “The Classic not only serves to engage women golfers, but also acts as a showcase of women’s grassroots golf. It brings out the values of club culture such as support, pride and unity.” The tournament is increasing in popularity every year. An all time high of 502 events were registered at clubs around the country for the 2007 tournament, compared with 388 in 2006. After the success of 2007, The Peugeot Women&aposs Classic will be held again this year. For further information please visit