TPS Hunter Valley reduced to 54 hole event

It’s an understandable move given the current flood situation on the east coast of Australia.

The inaugural TPS Hunter Valley, which was due to start today at the Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, will now tee-off tomorrow (Friday) as a 54-hole event.

Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club (Credit: Cypress Lakes)

“It’s remarkable to think that we can consider playing at all,” said Nick Dastey, the PGA Tour of Australasia’s Tournaments Director.

“Full credit to Oaks Cypress Lakes for the work that they’ve already done in trying circumstances.”

“We are extremely confident we will have the tournament up and running from Friday morning…the forecast weather from Friday to Sunday is positive so we look forward to good crowds onsite and great pictures being beamed out through the weekend broadcast.”

The $200,000 Hunter Valley-based mixed-gender event is the first major tournament in the area for over a decade and represents an excellent opportunity to gain important Order Of Merit points in the race towards the season-ending crown along with the chance to secure one of three DP World Tour cards on offer.

TV coverage will be available from 2.30-5.30pm (AEDT) on Saturday and from 12.30-5.30pm (AEDT) on Sunday via Fox Sports and Kayo.