Monday, 16 January 2012
Another high quality ladies golf field from around the world is taking part in the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Ladies Classic at Royal Canberra Golf Club, Canberra from 20 to 22 January.
The golf field includes a host of female players who have won on tours around the world. This includes local star and home course favourite Nikki Campbell and Adelaide’s Tamie Durdin, both of whom spend most of the year competing in Japan and come to this event as two of the highest ranked golfers in the field. Campbell is a dual winner on the LPGA of Japan Tour and one time winner on the ALPG Tour. In 2011 she was runner-up to world number one, Yani Tseng, at the ANZ Ladies Masters. For Durdin it will be her first visit to the event and she is sure to attract much interest being regarded as one of the longest hitters in women’s golf and is certainly a player to watch.
Lorie Kane of Canada is making her first appearance and as a four time winner on the LPGA Tour, is likely to figure in the finish come Sunday. Kane has accumulated almost seven million dollars in career LPGA earnings and has a low round record of 61.
Another new face and player of interest in this year’s line-up is American teenager Jessica Korda. Daughter of 1998 Australian Open Tennis champion Petr, the 19 year old American “with Czech heritage and European blood inside her” is an attractive and exciting new talent who has just completed her rookie year on the LPGA Tour where she qualified at her first attempt. Korda made the cut at both the 2008 and 2009 US Womens Open and was runner-up at the 2010 US Women’s Amateur Championship.
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