Kyriacou named to play in Queensland Open

It says everything about her growing status in the game that Steph Kyriacou is more expectant than nervous before the Isuzu Queensland Open on the Sunshine Coast.

The Sydneysider, who won the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville in February last year as an amateur, took the professional plunge soon afterwards and had a sensational year on the Ladies European Tour to win rookie of the year honours despite only playing a limited schedule.

Steph Kyriacou Steph Kyriacou (Credit: LET/Tristan Jones)

“A lot has changed. I’ve learnt a lot and I think that I know my game a lot better than I used to,” said Kyriacou, who will tee it up from March 11th at Pelican Waters.

“It’s a great opportunity to play against the men and I’m just going to have to figure out ways of scoring as I get closer to the green because obviously we can’t drive it like they do.”

“But I’m really keen to compare myself against some of the boys that I know and do my best to be competitive all week.”

“We are really excited to see more women contesting the event this year,” said Golf Australia’s Therese Magdulski.

“With a huge priority for Golf Australia being to increase opportunities for women and girls, this is a taster for our plans for a women’s Queensland Open into the future.”

Defending champion Anthony Quayle and fellow Queenslander and European Tour player Jake McLeod have also been confirmed as starters on the Sunshine Coast.

The event is a key part of the 2020-21 ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia calendar and the second last event on its Order of Merit this season.