With the 2013 Victorian Open just six weeks away, the tournament which will be hosted for the very first time at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links has been given a boost with the player commitments of Matt Griffin, Kristie Smith and Spaniard Tania Elosegui.
having been reintroduced for the first time in 20 years in 2012. With the 2011 New Zealand Women’s Open Champion, Kristie Smith committing to play, the Western Australian may soon have another trophy to display around the home.
Smith who plays on the APLG Tour, Ladies European Tour and Futures Tour has
five professional wins to go with her rich pedigree as an amateur. A 2013 Vic
Open win would be another feather in the 24 year old’s cap.
trend of international women taking out the Women’s Vic Open with France’s
Joanna Klatten being crowned last year’s Champion. Elosegui is a former winner
of the ABN AMRO Ladies Open on the LET Tour and in 2009, represented the
European Team in the Solheim Cup.
women’s sides will be one of the best in the event’s history, particularly in
part due to the timing of the tournament.
Interest is certainly high amongst our best up and coming players. Last year
and for many previous years, we’ve hosted the Vic Open in early January. Late
February is a good option for us in 2013.
men’s winner Scott Arnold, we are looking forward to seeing the likes of Matty
Griffin, Kristie and Tania.
play. We will have some more exciting announcements to follow in the coming
weeks,” said Greenhill.
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