Date: January 07, 2011

Royal Melbourne hosts Master of the Amateurs

Courtesy: Master of the Amateurs The Australian Master of the Amateurs is set to climb to new heights next week, with a world class international field battling for supremacy on Australia s premier golf course, Royal Melbourne. The tournament has once again attracted some of the best amateurs in the world to pit their skills against the cream of Australia and New Zealand. Among the stars are Americans David McDaniel, Jordan Russell, Harry Rudolph III, Italian Domenico Geminiani, British Amateur champion Jin Jeong, New Zealand&aposs Ben Campbell, England&aposs Tom Lewis and former Golf Australia National Squad member Tarquin MacManus. A total of 54 players from 11 countries will compete over four days of stroke play from Tuesday, January 11 to Friday January 14. The Master of the Amateurs World Cup will also be decided between teams comprising two players from each country. The countries represented will be Australia, USA, New Zealand, England, Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Italy, Fiji and Vanuatu. The Am-Pro will be played on Monday, January 10 and feature top professionals playing alongside the amateurs and celebrities. The tournament which is being played on Royal Melbourne s west course, will give spectators a great chance to see up close some of the game s future stars and also get a sneak preview of the venue for the 2011 Presidents Cup, which will be played on the composite course in the week of 14-20 November. Play starts at 8.30 a.m each day. Entry is free. Master of the Amateurs Official Website