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.
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.