Cranbourne to host delayed Australian Amateur

Melbourne’s Cranbourne Golf Club will play host to the 2022 Australian Amateur Championship from March 29 – April 1.

Dating back to 1894, the historic tournament will move from January to its new timeslot in an effort to avoid possible issues as states begin to open their borders and lift restrictions in December and January.

Grace Kim and Louis Dobbelaar 2021 Australian Amateur champions – Grace Kim and Louis Dobbelaar (Credit: David Brand)

“National championships are an extremely important part of our high performance pathway and in inspiring our next generation” said Golf Australia’s General Manager of Events & Operations, Therese Magdulski.

“We are thrilled to be playing the event at Cranbourne. The club has a proud history of hosting state events, and to be able to showcase the course for our premier amateur championship will be very special.”

The tournament format was switched from matchplay to stroke play earlier this year with Queensland’s Louis Dobbelaar winning the title by two strokes over Jeffrey Guan at Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide. Grace Kim took out the Women’s Australian Amateur title over WA’s Kirsten Rudgeley.

Both Dobbelaar and Kim have since turned pro and will not be defending their titles.