Date: March 08, 2011

Stieger moves into National Squad

Golf Australia has announced that Matthew Stieger (NSW) has joined the National Squad at Tier 2 level. Stieger, who represented Australia at the recent Ashes tournament at Elanora Country Club, qualifies for the squad via his current Australian Men’sAmateur Ranking System position and his place in the top 100 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings. His rise in the rankings followed his victory at The Tote Tasmanian Open Championship in late February. The 20 year old St. Michael s Golf Club member, who hails from Narrabri in north western New South Wales, will play in tomorrow s Australian s Men’sFoursomes Championship at Riversdale Golf Club. Following that, he will play in the Riversdale Cup and then the Srixon Australian Amateur Championships from 17-23 March in Melbourne. Golf Australia High Performance Director Brad James said he was pleased to welcome Stieger to the squad. Matt performed very well at Kingston Beach to win The Tasmanian Open and lift his ranking to qualify for the squad, James said. Matt attended our recent National Camp at Moonah Links and it was clear that he is very keen to participate in the squad and work on bringing his game to the next level. The addition of Stieger brings the current National Squad list to ten players.