2009 Women’s Australian Open

The 2009 Women’s Australian Open tees off tomorrow at The Metropolitan Golf Course in Melbourne. Thankfully, the temperatures that have caused so much catastrophe across Victoria last weekend have subsided somewhat but the Metropolitan will be a real tough test.

Karrie Webb took out this tournament in a playoff last year and one can never rule her out in any tournament but her form isn’t fantastic just at the moment. Tamie Durdin was excellent last week and Gwladys Nocera played some great golf to follow up her win in the New Zealand Open.

It’s a little disappointing not to see world number 5, Shin Ji-Yai in the field this week after finishing 8th last week despite spending a few hours in hospital during last week’s tournament due to food poisoning. We really didn’t see the best of her.

Sarah Kemp‘s form is pretty hot at the moment but Aussie Golfer just can’t see Katherine Hull being beaten again this weekend.

All the information is over at the Women’s Australian Open website and I’ll add a link to the live scoreboard as soon as it appears.

Erratum: Shin Ji-Yai did not suffer from food poisoning last weekend. She spent some hours in hospital due to numbness in her hands. Yani Tseng suffered from food poisoning during the tournament. Thanks to The Constructivist over at Mostly Harmless blog for pointing this out.

2 thoughts on “2009 Women’s Australian Open

  • February 11, 2009 at 12:45
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    It was Tseng who had food poisoning–Shin had numbness in her hands last week. Both are playing on the LPGA this one.

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  • February 11, 2009 at 13:02
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    Whoa whoops,you’re absolutely right. Thanks Constructivist. Both were struck down and it was a real pity we didn’t see them both at their best. It’d be nice to see them stay one more week Down Under…

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