The 2015 RACV Ladies Masters tees off tomorrow at Royal Pines Resort and we check out some of the favourites to win as well as a few players that may be slipping under the radar.
English wunderkind Charley Hull arrives in Australia as a favourite to win the RACV Ladies Masters after earning her card to play on the US LPGA Tour in 2015. Despite just being 18-years-old, Hull has already made her mark in the professional world becoming the youngest player to play in the Solheim Cup and winning her first professional event in Morocco last year. Expect to see Hull improve on her top-10 finish here last year.
Aussie young gun Su-Hyun Oh played some superb golf at last week’s Victorian Open. Bogey’s on her closing three holes left her three shots behind winner Skarpnord but the second place finish should give her plenty of confidence at Royal Pines. Oh finished in a tie for second place at the same tournament and venue in 2013.
You would expect South African Lee-Anne Pace to be in contention on Sunday afternoon. The world number 29 looks to be getting better and better after finishing 2014 with two victories in two weeks on both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour.
Cheyenne Woods didn’t have the greatest 2014 after claiming victory last year but will be keen to defend her title this week. France’s Gwladys Nocera seems to relish playing in Australia and has five top-10 finishes at the Australian Ladies Masters. But also keep an eye on Aussies Katherine Kirk and Rebecca Artis who both look in good form.
We’re keen to see how Australian legend Rachel Hetherington goes in her second tournament back to professional golf. The eight-time LPGA Tour winner has made a fantastic return to tournament golf after taking time off to raise her daughter. Hetherington’s fourth place finish at Thirteenth Beach last week (a course she had never played before) means she is in good touch and a decent chance to complete a fairytale comeback at Royal Pines.