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Enter to WIN one of 10 spots to play in the Golf SA - Golf Month Par 3 Contest

Enter to WIN one of 10 spots to play in the Golf SA - Golf Month Par 3 Contest

23/09/2016, South Australia, Golf, Golf SA, Article # 19499447
Golf South Australia Update
 
 
 
*Tell us in 100 words or less: ‘why you should win a spot’ to play on the day?'
 
Golf SA - Golf Month Par 3 Contest
@ Par 3 on Torrens (North Adelaide)
Friday 7 October 5pm
10 spots available to win
 
Promotion commences at 9.00am on Friday 23/09/16 and closes at 12.00pm on Thursday 29/09/16(Promotional Period). Entry is only open to Australian residents who are 18 years of age and over. Conditions apply - refer to T&C’s
 
 
Event Format
 
18 hole stroke teams event with the best 3 scores of 4 recorded on each hole (pickup after 8 strokes).
 
You will be grouped with a PGA Professional and two members of the same golf club.
 
10 groups will be participating on the day
 
Prizes
 
For all 10 Competition Winners who win a spot to play:
 
1 x gift pack each to the value of $100ea
 
(Note: players must attend and participate in the Par 3 contest to receive prize).
 
If you are in the winning group on the day, you will receive
 
1 x Puma Golf Stand Bag value $250
 
Two (2) Clubhouse passes and Two (2) passes for ‘inside the ropes’ access on Sat 18 February 2017
 
at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Royal Adelaide Golf Club.
Strong fields line up for SA Amateur Golf Championship

Strong fields line up for SA Amateur Golf Championship

23/09/2016, South Australia, Golf, Golf SA, Article # 19499336
Golf South Australia Press Release
 
 

Strong fields line up for SA Amateur Golf Championship

 
 
 
A strong field of 99 players will contest the 2016 South Australian Men’s & Women’s Amateur Championship partnered by Host Plus
The first round of stroke play will be held on Monday 26 September at Tea Tree Gully Golf Club, while the second and final qualifying round will be played at The Grange Golf Club on Tuesday 27 September.
A field of 80 players will contest the Men’s SA Medal Event. The leading 32 qualifiers after 36 holes will continue on to contest the SA Amateur Championship Match Play at The Vines Golf Club of Reynella, with the final being held on Sunday 2 October.
This year’s Championship promises to be a tightly contested affair, with 26 interstate players adding considerable depth to a field which features 32 players boasting a handicap of scratch or better.
Among the favorites for this year’s title is Victorian Zach Murray, who won his home state Amateur title in 2013. Murray a national squad member and ranked 98 in the World Amateur rankings will be a strong contender.
Defending Champion Lachlan Barker from Glenelg Golf Club, claimed the Malaysian Amateur Open in May this year and will be looking to continue his fine form.  
Kooyonga’s Will Somerfield has had a fine season as is currently leading the SA Vardon Trophy over Barker by .05 strokes. With Q School beckoning, Somerfield will be keen to finish his Amateur career on a positive note. 
Others to watch are Blake Windred (NSW), Blake Proverbs (QLD) and locals Mathew Lisk (The Grange), and 2015 medallist Sam Earl from Glenelg Golf Club.
A field of 19 players will contest the Women’s Championship, with 11 interstaters. The women’s field is wide open with local Ella Adams the lowest marker off plus 2.1. Elysia Yap from Glenelg and Jin-young Yun from The Grange are other local hopes.
Zara Woodbridge from Royal Melbourne will be a contender along with 2014 SA Women’s Champion Kono Matsumoto from Victoria Golf Club. 
The women’s field contest the Medal rounds over 36 holes, before the leading 8 players progress through to the Amateur Championship match-play rounds at The Vines Golf Club of Reynella.
For all Championship draws click here the tournament event page on the Golf SA website.
About the Golf SA Amateur Championship
The SA Medal and Amateur is the pre-eminent individual championship for an amateur golfer in the State. 
The Men’s Amateur Championship has an unbroken history dating back to the inception of the South Australian Golf Association (SAGA) in 1905.  There were two periods of recess (1914-1918 World War I & 1940-1945 World War II). Records indicate that the Amateur Championship was played from 1900-1904, although not under the auspice of SAGA. The name of the Amateur Champion is placed on the SAGA Honour Board.
The Women’s Amateur Championship dates back to 1902 when it was played as the Ladies’ State Championship. It was conducted under the auspices of SAGA from 1905 to 1929 when the South Australian Ladies Golf Union (SALGU) was formed as a separate entity. There were two periods of recess (1914-1918 World War I & 1940-1945 World War II).
In 2009, Golf SA combined the Men’s & Women’s Medal & Amateur Championships into one consolidated event. The Medal is a stroke event that leads to qualification for the Amateur – a match play final – where the winner is declared the South Australian Amateur Champion. 
For a full list of previous Championship winners, click here for the tournament event page on the Golf SA website
The 2017 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

The 2017 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

16/09/2016, South Australia, Golf, Golf SA, Article # 19416771
Golf South Australia Update
 
 
The 2017 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open
Five months to go…
 
One of Australia’s premier sports events, the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, returns to Adelaide from 16 – 19 February 2017.
 
Royal Adelaide Golf Club, this year’s host venue, has the terrain, design and visual appeal to ensure it sits comfortably in any conversation about the world's best city courses. It’s consistently rated in the Top 10 courses in Australia and has hosted nine Australian Opens. It will also be celebrating its 125th year in 2017, so it’s only fitting that the world's leading female golfers will stride its storied fairways in competition for the Patricia Bridges Bowl and a share of the US $1.3million tournament purse.
 
We’ll be bringing you regular updates as we move towards that first tee shot on Thursday 16 February, starting with today’s communication that covers volunteering and hospitality opportunities, including the ever-popular ladies breakfast.
 
 
Play your part
 
Staging a world class championship like ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open is simply not possible without the tireless efforts of a team of dedicated volunteers. Golf Australia is therefore seeking registrations of interest and we would love to have strong representation from club members across the state. We hope very much that you’ll get involved. To sign up, please go to www.womensausopen.com/volunteer-information
 
Make it an experience to remember 
The Golf Australia Club is the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open daily corporate hospitality offering, hosted in the exclusive Royal Adelaide clubhouse, where tables of 10 are available for each day of the tournament.  
You’ll receive championship tickets and a gourmet lunch with premium beverages, whilst you’ll also see selected player appearances and interviews as they happen.  
You can stay up to date with the action as you relax, with screens showing every important putt holed. Guests of the Golf Australia Club receive a gift and a daily draw sheet, as well as a complimentary program that can be absorbed on the patio overlooking the 18th green.
For more details, please go to www.womensausopen.com/corporate or contact meganf@golf.org.au.
 
 
The power of women’s sport 
It’s been a momentous twelve months for women’s sport in Australia and, to celebrate, TV icon Kerri-Anne Kennerley will once again host the annual Ladies Breakfast on Friday 17 February.  
This is always one of the most popular elements of the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, and provides a great opportunity to catch up with friends or entertain clients or colleagues. 
Enjoy humour, great company and light-hearted fun from beginning to end, including championship tickets, raffles, door prizes and gift bags. There will be a champagne reception and a plated hot breakfast, assorted pastries, juices, coffee and tea.
 
As with the Golf Australia Club, for more details, please go to www.womensausopen.com/corporate or contactmeganf@golf.org.au.
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
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Golf SA Metropolitan Pennant Finals decided

Golf SA Metropolitan Pennant Finals decided

11/07/2016, South Australia, Golf, Golf SA, Article # 18582464
Golf South Australia Update
 
 
 
Golf SA Metropolitan Pennant Finals decided
For Immediate Release - Monday 11th July 2016
2016 Simpson Cup Champions - Glenelg Golf Club
Glenelg has won the 2016 Simpson Cup after defeating defending champions The Grange 4.5 - 2.5 in a final played in arctic conditions at Glenelg.
 
Despite the gale-force winds and extreme chill factor, the contest was tight throughout, with both sides giving their all to claim the time-honoured Cup.
 
The final was tight early and after nine holes Glenelg edged ahead to lead 5.5 - 1.5.
 
Glenelg led 1up in four of the matches and Henry Duregon was 2up at number six, while for Grange Justin Crowder lead his match against Ben Layton 2up.
 
The number one match between Sam Earl and Matthew Lisk was all square.
 
Glenelg secured the first match of the day 4&2, when Henry Duregon, who was elevated from Bonnar Cup to cover for Lachlan Barker, won his match against Scott Webb.
 
The Grange hit back through Mark Demasi, who despite being 4 down through 11, fought back to win the final hole, to claim his match 1up against Ben Hallam. 
 
While Anthony Olsen was battling it out with Alex Hendrick at number five, Glenelg young-gun Jackson Kalz cruised to victory over Jack Thompson. Despite trailing 1 down thru 7, Kalz found his zone, to win 3&2 to secure a second point for his side.
 
By this stage Olsen and Hendrick had progressed back down the first after being all square thru 18. Olsen would be the victor though, draining a long-range putt to move his side to one win from victory.
 
Another epic battle was developing, at match three between Josh Hayes and Liam Georgiadis who were all square heading to the par-five 18th. Hayes was in serious trouble off the tee down the left side, and had to play his second with precision through trees to the practice fairway. Georgiadis put the pressure on stiffing one to within six foot.
 
With Pro Max McCardle on his bag, Hayes made a miraculous up and down for birdie, hitting a delicate wedge over the hazard then nailing a fast 10 foot putt.
 
Georgiadis had his putt for eagle to win the match, but pushed it just past the cup and had to clean up for birdie, to square the match thru 18.
 
The lead was still 3-1 in favour of Glenelg, but Grange’s Matt Lisk was ahead in the number one match and the number two match was in the balance.
 
As Georgiadis and Hayes then halved the first hole, Grange’s Justin Crowder missed a tricky downhill slider leaving the door open for Glenelg’s Ben Layton to claim victory.
 
And that he did, letting out an almighty roar as he nailed his four-footer to win the Cup for Glenelg.
 
With the two unfinished matches deemed square the official result was victory to Glenelg 4.5-2.5.
 
Glenelg Captain Anthony Olsen, undefeated the past two seasons, was delighted with how his team performed in the final.
 
“Today’s win is the culmination of five years of hard work. The coaching staff have led a program with a driven group of players that have brought a Simpson Cup home to Glenelg for the first time in 13 years.” Olsen said.
 
“In a close contest, it was very pleasing to overcome a Grange side that have been dominant in this competition for the majority of this decade” Olsen added. 
 
The win is Glenelg’s 10th Simpson Cup and first A grade title since 2003.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simpson Cup - Glenelg 4.5 defeated The Grange 2.5
 
 
2016 Sanderson Cup Champions - The Grange Golf Club
 
The Grange has won the 2016 Sanderson Cup, by defeating Kooyonga 3-2, claiming back to back A1 Pennant titles.
 
The final played at Glenelg Golf Club in freezing and windy conditions, suited the underdog Kooyonga, who almost pulled off a memorable victory.
 
All matches were tight early with The Grange having the ascendancy 3-2 thru 9 holes.
 
First match in was Caitlin Roberts for The Grange winning 6&5 over Lisa Brien before Kooyonga’s Hayley Hunt proved too experienced for Jin-young Yun also 6&5.
 
In match five, Jodie Deacon won three holes in a row to lead 2up thru 14, however her lead was clawed back by Louise Glennon, who went on to win the match 1up on the 18th to give Grange a 2-1 lead.
 
After trailing Jean Foo, by two early, Kooyonga number four, Deb Percey held on in a cliffhanger to win 1up, squaring the ledger 2-2.
 
It would all come down to the final contest between Cassidy Evreniadis and Lyn McGough. Evreniadis was 3up on the 16th tee and cruising to victory before McGough dug deep to win holes 16 and 17 to take the match to 18.
 
The Sanderson Cup would be won on the final green with Evreniadis holding her nerve to nail her five-footer just outside McGough’s to claim the match 1up and the Pennant for The Grange 3-2.
 
The Grange Team Captain Jean Foo, who along with Evreniadis and Roberts claimed her second title, was ecstatic with the victory.
 
“I’m just really speechless with this win. We’ve got a great group of girls and have the best support from our Team Manager Kris (Tapp), and The Grange Golf Club. It was a tough day out there and it really could have been anyone’s game, but I’m very proud of the girls for getting it done.” Foo said.
 
“It was a pleasure playing against great competitors. The ladies from Kooyonga should be really proud of themselves. Their spirit of competition and enthusiasm was second to none and there great camaraderie overall.
 
“We’re definitely looking forward to next year, to continue our winning streak.” Foo added.
 
The win is The Grange Golf Clubs sixth Sanderson Cup Women’s A1 Pennant title. 
 
 
Sanderson Cup (Women's A1) - The Grange 3 defeated Kooyonga 2
 
 
 
Men's A2 - Thaxted Park 4 defeated Mount Osmond 3
With the match tied 3 all, Thaxted Park won the overall contest courtesy of number two player Kieren Barratt winning 1up on the 19th hole. Thaxted Park are now promoted to the Simpson Cup in 2017.
 
 
 
Pike Cup (Women's A2) - The Vines 3 defeated Royal Adelaide 2
 
After finishing the season second on the ladder with four wins and a halve, The Vines team produced the goods in the final, to win the newly named Pike Cup, named in honour of the late Fiona Pike, who was a South Australian professional golfer who played on the LPGA, LET and ALPG tours for over 13 years.
 
 
 
Bonnar Cup (Men's B1) - The Grange 4 defeated Glenelg 3
Arch rivals The Grange and Glenelg clashed in the Bonnar Cup final as well as the Simpson Cup final leaving nowhere to hide for arguably the best clubs in the competition. 
David Lange - Manager for The Grange said 'It was a hard fought contest as you would expect between the two sides. Fittingly the last putt of the day on the 17th by Michael Coleman proved the winner. His 2 & 1 up clinching the Bonnar Cup for The Grange.'
 
 Final score was 4-3, with only a putt in the eventual result.
 
 
 
 
Men's B2 - Royal Adelaide 5 defeated Regency Park 2
Traditionalists Royal Adelaide took on Regency Park playing in its first pennant final. It proved to be a hard fought affair between the two clubs. Royal Adelaide finally ground its way to a solid victory. The highlight for all was David Cherry's grinding win 1 up! Is there anyone playing golf for his or her club that lives for the challenge more? Somehow I doubt it. Final score Royal Adelaide 5 - Regency Park 2.
 
 
 
 
Sharp Cup (Juniors) - Glenelg 4 defeated Combined Country District 1
 
Junior powerhouse Glenelg met Country Districts in a display featuring some of the best up and coming junior talent in the State. The golf was punctuated by some fearless drives off the tees, extraordinary iron shots and laser like putts in windy conditions. The score line of Glenelg 4 - Country Districts 1 really mattered little at the end. What we saw was precocious talent pure and simple.
 
     
 
 
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SA Boys State Team  Joint National Champs

SA Boys State Team Joint National Champs

22/04/2016, South Australia, Golf, Golf SA, Article # 17590734
Golf South Australia Update
 
 

SA Boys State Team 
Joint National Champs

 

South Australia and New South Wales are the joint boys’ Junior Interstate Series champions after a pulsating final round at Ulverstone, Tasmania.
After losing in the opening round to QLD, South Australia won 4 Matches in a row before halving with NSW in round 6. On the final day SA defeated NT 5-0 and had to wait on other results to fall our way in order to claim the title.
Click here to read about the drama that unfolded on the final day
SA Player Record for the Series:
Lachlan Barker - 4W, 2Sq, 1L (7 matches played)
Ben Layton - 5W, 2L (7)
Liam Georgiadis - 3W, 4L (7)
Jackson Kalz - 5W, 1L (6)
Joe Hodgson - 2W, 3L (5)
Michael Coleman - 3W (3)
 
 
 
 
 
 
SA Boys State Team - Adrian Wickstein (Coach), Michael Coleman, Liam Georgiadis, Ben Layton, Lachlan Barker, Joe Hodgson, Jackson Kalz, Christian Puccini (Manager)
 
 
 
NSW & SA Teams
 
 
 
NSW Captain - Jason Hong & SA Captain - Lachlan Barker
To hear what they think about the win > CLICK HERE
 
     
 
 
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GOLF - Full fields for SA Amateur Classic & Rene Erichsen Salver

GOLF - Full fields for SA Amateur Classic & Rene Erichsen Salver

17/03/2016, South Australia, Golf, Golf SA, Article # 17022427
 
Golf South Australia Press Release
 
 

 

 
GOLF - Full fields for SA Amateur Classic & Rene Erichsen Salver
 
A full field of 144 players, 117 men and 27 women will compete for South Australia’s premier Amateur Golf Championships, the Golf SA Men’s Amateur Classic and Women’s Rene Erichsen Salver partnered by W Sports & Media.  
 
The Championships played concurrently from Monday 21st to Thursday 24th March will be played at Royal Adelaide Golf Club for a second year, after being hosted by the Glenelg Golf Club from 2010-2014  
The 72 hole Championships which are classified as Australian Amateur Ranking Events, have again attracted a stellar field of local, interstate and overseas talent.  
SA Amateur Classic  
The men’s field features 8 of the top 20 ranked Australian players. Of the 117 men’s entrants, the quality of the field is highlighted by 66 players currently holding a Golf Australia handicap of scratch or better, with Curtis Luck from Cottesloe Golf Club (WA) the lowest marker off a remarkable +5.2.  
19 year old Luck, who is ranked 12th nationally, is in good early season form after finishing tied fourth at last week’s Riversdale Cup and tied 31st at the Victorian Open (professional event) in February.  
A total of 42 local South Australian players will do battle against 70 interstate visitors, with 22 players from Queensland, 19 New South Wales, 17 Victoria, 8 Western Australia, 3 Tasmania and 1 ACT. There are also five internationals in the field. Two Europeans, Anze Leskovar from Slovenia and Alessandro Noseda from  Switzerland. And three players are from Asia, Yu-chung Huang and Wei-jie Lin both from Chinese Taipei and Yuki Ikeda from Japan. 
Local hopes will rest with Matthew Lisk from The Grange Golf Club and Lachlan Barker from Glenelg. 
Lisk gained a start in the Emirates Australian Open last November after firing a seven-under par 65 to win through via qualifying, gaining valuable experience. Barker is the current SA Men’s Amateur Champion and Junior State Team Captain.  
SA’s Sam Earl is another player to watch, Earl finish tied 5th with Lisk last year and is currently ranked 49th in the country. Another SA challenger is sure to be Scott Ready from Flagstaff Hill who fired a third round 6 under 66 at Riversdale to move to 10 under, but couldn’t keep the form going, fading in the final round. 
Any local victory will be hard fought however, with Harrison Endycott from Avondale Golf Club in NSW, the form player in the country. Endycott, 19, last week claimed the prestigious Riversdale Cup to go with a win at Lake Macquarie in January and is all-set to improve on his 11th place finish at the Classic last year. 
“It’s a great feeling to win – I really want to win all the time,” Endycott said after Riversdale. 
Travis Smyth from St. Michael's Golf Club in NSW will be another looking for success in Adelaide. Having finished 19th and 13th the past two years and seventh at Riversdale, Smyth should be right in the mix. 
Others to watch are 16 year old Fred Lee and Min Woo Lee 17 years, both from Western Australia. Fred won the WA Amateur in March and Srixon Junior in July 2015 and Min Woo (brother of world number 17 Minjee) the Aaron Baddeley Junior International in San Diego in December. 
Back at Royal Adelaide for a second straight year, the Classic was first played in 1985 as the SA Invitational and held for 25 years straight at Royal Adelaide until a switch to Glenelg for five years from 2010.  
Last year’s winner at Royal Adelaide was Antonio Murdaca who finished at 11 under (277). Murdaca fired rounds of 70, 70, 67, 70 to win by seven strokes. Murdaca turned professional in October 2015. 
The Classic has produced an impressive list of former winners including Brett Ogle (NSW, 1995), Peter O’Malley (NSW, 1996), Stuart Appleby (Vic, 1992), Greg Chalmers (WA, 1994) and Brett Rumford (WA, 1996).
 
Five South Australian’s have won the Classic: Phil Roberts (1988), Rob Hammer (2000), Brad Moules (2010), Chris Brown (2012) and Antonio Murdaca in 2015 one month prior to competing in the US Masters.  
Rene Erichsen Salver  
The 2016 Rene Erichsen Salver also boasts a quality line-up, with seven South Australian’s doing battle against 18 interstaters and two players from Japan, here with Golf SA State Coach Gareth Jones, who also doubles as Japan National Coach. 
11 players in the field hold handicaps of scratch or better with Japanese entrant Riri Sadoyama, the lowest marker off +4.1.  
Eighteen year old Robyn Choi currently ranked 4th nationally had a strong finish to 2015, winning both the girls and Women’s Queensland Amateur Championships and should be right in contention. 
Strong competition will come from NSW duo Chizuru Ueda and Sophie Cusack who are nationally ranked seventh and ninth respectively. 
18 year old, Oliva Kline from Victoria is another to watch and has winning form at Royal Adelaide over 72 holes, winning the 2015 SA Junior Masters.  
Grange players Kristalle Blum and Ella Adams are two of SA’s main hopes. Both players are capable of low scores and would be after a consistent four round effort. Adams finished 7th last year, a fine result for a 15 year old and Blum is set for a fine week after being tied second after the first round of last month’s Oates Victorian Open, her first pro event. 
First played in 1967, the Salver has an impressive list of former winners including 5-time winner Jane Crafter, Anne-Marie Knight, Sarah Kemp and current rookie professional star Minjee Lee in 2013.  
The Golf SA Amateur Classic and Rene Erichsen Salver will be played from Monday 21st to Thursday 24th March at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club.  
Play commences from 8am Monday and Tuesday with a cut after 36 holes. The leading 60 men plus ties and 21 women plus ties, qualify for the 3rd and 4th rounds from 8.00am Wednesday and Thursday.
 
Entry is free. Spectators are welcome.  
 
ENDS
For more information or photos please contact:
 
Christian Puccini 
Communications & Development Manager 
Phone (B): (08) 8267 1353 (M): 0412 401 534
Email: christian@golfsa.com.au
 
 
 
Haru Nomura wins  ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open

Haru Nomura wins ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open

21/02/2016, South Australia, Golf, Golf SA, Article # 16622685
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Haru Nomura wins 
ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open
Haru Nomura from Japan has claimed the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open after carding a final round seven under 65, to finish 16-under, three shots ahead of world number one Lydia Ko. 
Full Wrap > HERE
 
 
 
 
Championship SWEEP - Final Placings
Winner > -16 Haru Nomura (Japan) - Morgan-Cadell Golf Club
2nd > -13 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) - Mt Pleasant Golf Club
3rd > -9 Karrie Webb (Australia) - Kingston Golf Club
 
 
 
Putting Average  
27.75 Putts (1.54) Kelly Tan (Malaysia) - Pinnaroo Golf Club
 
 
 
Greens in Regulation
15.25 (85%) Brooke Henderson (Canada) - Kyncutta GC
 
 
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Haru Nomura with Tournament Director Trevor Herden
 
 
 
     
 
 
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Golf Rd 2 Update - ISPS Handa Women's Australian Golf Open

Golf Rd 2 Update - ISPS Handa Women's Australian Golf Open

19/02/2016, South Australia, Golf, Golf SA, Article # 16594449

Golf Rd 1 Update - ISPS Handa Women's Australian Golf Open

Golf Rd 1 Update - ISPS Handa Women's Australian Golf Open

18/02/2016, South Australia, Golf, Golf SA, Article # 16577102
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Adelaide's Stephanie Na
 
Rd 1 Update
Canadian-based South Korean SooBin Kim has set the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open alight with a sensational opening 63 at The Grange in Adelaide.
 
Kim, 22, an LPGA Tour member who is ranked 256th in the world, had nine birdies and no blemishes in her dazzling start to the tournament, smashing the course record in the benign conditions.
American, Casey Grice and Caroline Masson from Germany both fired rounds of 66 to be tied second. 
 
South Australia's Tamie Durdin fired a 3-over round of 75 while Stephanie Na posted a 4-over (76). They will both need to post low scores on Friday to make it through to the weekend.
All todays news > HERE
 
 
 
 
 
Championship SWEEP
After round 1 the below clubs lead the sweep:
Leader > -9 SooBin Kim (Korea) - Mawson Lakes Golf Club
2nd > -6 Casey Grice (USA) - Padthaway Golf Club
3rd c/b > - 6 Caroline Masson (Germany) - Lake Albert Golf Club
Putting Average > 17 (94%) Kana Nagai (Japan) - Port Neill Golf Club
Greens in Regulation > 26 Putts (1.44) (5 players tied)
- Julieta Granda (Paraguay) - Broken Hill Golf Club
- SooBin Kim (Korea) - Mawson Lakes Golf Club 
- P.K. Kongkraphan (Thailand) - Kingscote Golf Club
- Jenny Shin (Korea) - Iron Knob Golf Club
- Jennifer Song (USA) - Penfield Golf Club
 
 
 
On 1st tee with Lydia Ko
 
 
 
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Fan fun at the Women's Open - to view video > Click here
 
 
 
 
Fact sheet
Event: THE 2016 ISPS HANDA WOMEN'S AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Date: 18 - 21 Feb 2016 - Thur (Rd1), Fri (Rd 2), Sat (Rd 3), Sun (rd 4)
Venue: The Grange Golf Club, White Sands Drive, Seaton SA 5023
Defending champion: Lydia Ko (NZ) 
Purse: USD $1.3 mil (AUD $1.85 mil)
Sanctioning tours: LPGA Tour, ALPG Tour, Ladies European Tour
Field size: 156 players
Format: 72-hole stroke play 
Cut: Top 70 (plus ties)
 
 
Australian television coverage: ABC (Adelaide time) 
Friday, February 19: 2:30pm – 5:30pm (ABC1)
Saturday, February 20: 12:30pm – 5:30pm (ABC1)
Sunday, February 21: 12:30pm – 5:30pm (ABC1)
 
 
 
**TICKETING 18 - 21 Feb**
FREE ENTRY - for children 15 yrs & under
GATE - tickets will be available at gate
Ticketing information > more info here
 
Press Time: SooBin Kim
 
Webb -5 / Henderson -2
 
World # 1 Lydia Ko -2
 
     
 
 
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