Date: November 21, 2011

Murdaca joins National Squad

Anthony Murdaca joins Golf Australia&aposs National Squad for 2012 The Grange&aposs Anthony Murdaca has been recognised for a solid representative season, with selection in Golf Australia&aposs National Squad for 2012. Murdaca is the sole South Australian representative in the National Squads, and is one of only five players chosen for junior squad membership. The full list of 2012 National Squad members is as follows:- Tier 1: Matt Stieger (NSW), Jake Higginbottom (NSW), Cameron Smith (QLD), Ashlee Dewhurst (TAS) and Minjee Lee (WA). Tier 2: Nathan Holman (VIC), Ryan McCarthy (TAS), Bryden Macpherson (VIC), Todd Sinnott (VIC), Ashley Ona (QLD) and Brett Drewitt (NSW). Junior Squad: Oliver Goss (WA), Anthony Murdaca (SA), Cathleen Santoso (NSW), Su-Hyun Oh (VIC), Jamie Dougan (QLD). The difference between Tier 1 and Tier 2 selected athletes is based on selection benchmarks and criteria met by each athlete. Athletes will receive higher funding at the Tier 1 level for international competition. All other resources and opportunities will be equal at both levels. Golf Australia High Performance Director Brad James said it was pleasing to see Junior Squad players from last year enter Tier 1 and Tier 2 in 2012. It’s great to see players making the transition through the tiers in the system, James said. 2012 is a big year in High Performance golf in Australia, particularly with the World Amateur Teams Championships in Turkey which every player will be striving for, James added. We will continue with our successful schedule of state, national and international camps which gives players a chance to check-in during the year and also allows the National Coaches to see how they are progressing. The new squad takes effect from January 1, 2012. Source: Golf Australia