The ActewAGL Canberra Classic Women’s Golf Tournament returns to the Royal Canberra Golf Club this weekend. Teeing off for the Pro Am began Thurs 8th Feb.
144 players from 33 different countries will be competing. At least 38 of these have won tournaments in major women's world tours. Top Australians confirmed include Minjee Lee, Katherine Kirk, Sarah-Jane Smith, Sarah Kemp, Stacey Peters, Rebecca Artis and Whitney Hillier, while international players include Catriona Matthew, Jiya Shin, Georgia Hall, Cheyenne Woods, Jo-Anne Mills, Jordana Keaton and Dame Laura Davies.
Catriona Matthew is interviewed on arrival, in the video above. She recalls her previous visit when kangaroos were on the course [ref video below]. Catriona, from the 2017 Solheim Cup LET team, will be European Captain for the Ladies European Tour matches to be held in Scotland during 2019.
The Canberra Classic is co-sanctioned by the ALPG and the Ladies European Tour and is an official ranking event on the Rolex Women's World Rankings.