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Top women golfers headed to Tuncurry

Top women golfers from across Australia and several international stars will converge on the Mid-North Coast of NSW for the 2023 Women’s NSW Open. 

The prestigious event, scheduled from March 24 to March 26 at Tuncurry Golf Club, promises to be an exciting tournament with a competitive field of players.

Graeme Phillipson, Chief Operating Officer of Golf NSW, said the resumption of the co-sanctioned tournaments following last year was welcome news for many of the sport’s leading athletes.

“Opportunities for our sport’s elite evaporated during COVID, with cancellations and uncertainty,” Mr Phillipson said. “So it was an absolute thrill to see the Women’s NSW Open back on the schedule last year and again in 2023 at Tuncurry.” 

The top players competing next week are former NSW star Kelsey Bennett, who turned professional in December last year, LET player Lydia Hall, a regular to our shores, will compete, and so too will last week’s Wagga Wagga Pro-Am Winner Jordan O’Brien from the Gold Coast.

Mr Phillipson added the Women’s NSW Open promises to be a thrilling competition that golf fans won’t want to miss.

“The tournaments are a welcome event on the schedule for many of our brightest female talent hoping to forge a career in the sport.”

“You have to look no further than the astounding results of our current champion, Steph Kyriacou, and where she has gone in such a short space of time to realize what an opportunity an event like the Women’s NSW Open is.”

The Tuncurry Golf Club is a challenging course with a beautiful setting that provides an excellent backdrop for the tournament. 

Club President, Terry McDermott, said the club is delighted to host the Women’s NSW Open and looks forward to welcoming the players, officials, and spectators to the event.

“It’s a fantastic event to showcase one of the best courses on the Mid-North Coast.”

“The members are excited. We had the Senior Amateur last year and the members all turned up to watch. They thought it was good fun, so I expect there will be plenty more out when the best women golfers in the country arrive to take on the challenge of Tuncurry.”

Women’s NSW Open

Moving to Tuncurry Golf Club for the first time, The Women’s NSW Open boasts an impressive list of past champions in its relatively young history.

Venue: Forster Tuncurry Golf Club (Tuncurry Course)
Date: March 24 – 26th, 2023
Purse: $150,000
 

2006: Jo Mills (NSW)
2008: Dame Laura Davies (ENG)
2009: Sarah Oh (NSW)
2010: Sarah Oh (NSW)
2011: Caroline Hedwell (SWE)
2012: Lydia Ko (NZL)
2013: Caroline Hedwell (SWE)
2014: Joanna Klatten (FRA)
2015: Holly Clyburn (ENG)
2018: Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
2019: Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
2020: Julia Engstrom (SWE)
2022: Maja Stark (SWE)

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