Date: October 20, 2009

Women’s Australian Open changes dates

Warren Sevil, CEO of Australian Ladies Professional Golf announced today that in co-operation with co-sanction partners – The Ladies European Tour, Tuohy Associates – promoters of the ANZ Ladies Masters, Golf Australia – organisers of the Women’s Australian Open and other key stake holders, the dates for the 2010 ANZ Ladies Masters and the 2010 Women&aposs Australian Open Championship have been rescheduled from the previously published dates. The move is a result of a late scheduling change on the US LPGA Tour, and is necessary to avoid a clash with the opening of their season in South East Asia early next year. Accordingly, the new dates are as follows: 4-7 March, 2010 ANZ Ladies Masters, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Queensland. 11-14 March, 2010 Women&aposs Australian Open, Commonwealth Golf Club, Victoria. Mr Sevil said, “In the best interests of our players and the ongoing success of our two major events in Australia, our decision will certainly provide the opportunity for our Tour and our Promoters to meet sponsor criteria through the securing of a world class field of local and international players next summer. The change will also guarantee delivery of the required exposure to domestic and international television audiences. Despite the enormous task of rescheduling, we have been fortunate to receive wonderful support and cooperation from our sponsors, host venues and the Ten Network. The new dates are likely to work in our favour in terms of strength of field and we look forward to welcoming many of the world&aposs best players to our major events early next year.”