ALPG launch Australia Classic with China LPGA

The ALPG and China LPGA have recently launched a first in Australian women’s professional golf, a co-sanctioned event between the two associations to be held in Australia later this month.

The inaugural 2015 Australia Classic will be staged at the magnificent Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club in Sydney from the 17-19 April.

Stacey Keating Stacey Keating (Credit: Anthony Powter)

The tournament will see 25 players from the CLPGA fly to Sydney to compete against 25 ALPG members, along with four sponsor invites, competing for a share of the $150,000 on offer.

Featured among the ALPG entrants are Stacey Keating, Nikki Campbell, Rachel Hetherington, Rebecca Artis, Alison Whittaker, Nikki Garrett, Bree Arthur and Tamie Durdin.

Karen Lunn, the ALPG’s Executive Director, said “This is a landmark occasion for the ALPG, teaming up for the first time with the China LPGA Tour in a co-sanctioned event.

The Chinese players are really making their mark on the world stage and the China LPGA Tour is growing rapidly and producing some outstanding young players.”

“We look forward to a long and successful working relationship with the CLPGA and our hosts at the outstanding Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club.”

Jennifer Lee, Executive Director of the China LPGA, believes this tournament will strengthen the relationship between the Australian and China Golf Tours, a relationship that will help foster the development of Ladies Professional Golf in both countries.

Grant Martin, General Manager of Twin Creeks Golf & Country Club, is very pleased that the club has been selected as the host venue for such a milestone event.

“We look forward to working with the China and Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tours to develop this event into one of Australia’s major Ladies Golf Tournaments.”

“This is an exciting opportunity to showcase Twin Creeks Golf & Country Club on the global golfing stage and place the spotlight on our world class facilities” Martin said.