The Women’s Handa Australian Open is being held this week at the Commonwealth Golf Club in Melbourne featuring a very strong field including World Number 1 Jiyai Shin, defending champion Yani Tseng and former champions Karrie Webb and Laura Davies.
Keep a close eye on Lexi Thompson too. The 16-year old American is back for her second Australian Open after a year which saw her win over US$300,000 in only seven starts on the LPGA Tour last year. She has been touted as the next big thing in women’s golf.
Here is what you need to know about the tournament:
Yani Tseng won this tournament last year and will once again be hard to beat. World number one Jiyai Shin will of course also be in contention come Sunday but there are a few other names out keep an eye out for. Karrie Webb always turns it on at home, Sarah Oh has a bit of form coming into the event along with Gwladys Nocera.
Kristie Smith had an awesome final round last weke in Canberra but I’d may put a bit of money on Katherine Hull who seems to be peaking at just the right time for this tournament.
Handa Australian Open tickets are available through Ticketek or by calling 132 849.