THE Australian WOmen's Classic
Some of Australia’s best professional and amateur female golfers will return to Bonville Golf Resort this week for the fifth edition of the Australian Women’s Classic.
Freshly crowned Women’s NSW Open Champion, Kiwi Momoka Kobori will be joined by several winners on this year’s WPGA tour, including Karen Pearce (Moss Vale Women’s Classic) and Jordan O’Brien (Wagga Wagga Women’s Pro-Am), Grace Lennon ( The Athena) and Tour School winner, Kelsey Bennett.
Also competing this week are Ladies European Tour regulars Lydia Hall of The United Kingdom and Queensland’s Amy Walsh.
In the field are competitors from Thailand, Korea, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Japan and the Cook Islands.
The field also boasts some of Australia’s brightest amateur female talent. including NSW State Team representatives Belinda Ji, Annika Rathbone, Grace Lee Charlotte Perkins and June Song, who tied for 7th last weekend.
Locals also competing include Coffs Harbour-based professional Amelai Mehmet-Grohn, and Bonville’s own Adele Douglas/
This week’s venue, Bonville, is no stranger to the Australasian Tour schedule, and this week’s event will be the fifth time the Classic has been held at the stunning golfing complex.
Just south of the beautiful coastal town of Coffs Harbour. Bonville meanders through towering gum trees with the great dividing range proving the ideal backdrop.
About the Australian Women’s Classic
The Australian Women’s Classic, although relatively young, boasts a growing honour role that includes names who are becoming rising stars in the women’s game globally.
The inaugural winner, France’s Celine Boutier (2018), claimed her 3rd LPGA Tour title ( The LPGA Drive on Championship) just last week in Arizona. In 2020, NSW amateur Stephanie Kyriacou captivated the audience with her runaway victory. Kyriacou has established herself on the LPGA Tour and is now regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Australian Golf.
Celine Boutier (FRA) – 2018
Marianne Skarpnord ( NOR) – 2019
Stephanie Kyriacou (a) (NSW) – 2020
Meghan Maclaren (ENG) – 2022