13 February 2018

Stars line up for Canberra Classic Women's Golf Tournament at Royal Canberra Golf Club

| Lachlan Roberts
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Big weekend of golf in Canberra with the return of the ActewAGL Canberra Classic Women’s Golf Tournament.

After a five-year absence from the Canberra sporting calendar, the ActewAGL Canberra Classic Women’s Golf Tournament returns to the Royal Canberra Golf Club in Yarralumla this weekend.

Some of Australia’s best women’s professional golfers will grace the lawns of the Royal Canberra Golf Club along with some international stars.

The Classic will feature Katherine Kirk, Sarah-Jane Smith, Jiya Shin, European number one Georgia Hall, niece of Tiger Woods, Cheyenne Woods and the ever popular Dame Laura Davies, all competing for the $150,000 prize.

Before the world-class golfers get a chance to tee off on Friday, the ActewAGL Pro-Am will see some famous Australian sporting faces competing against each other as a curtain raiser to the event. Tee off for the Pro-Am is 7:15 am tomorrow (8th of Feb).

Audi Centre Canberra have entered two teams in the Pro-Am. While they may not be known for their skills on the course, each participant has reached the top of their field in their own discipline.

The first Audi Centre Canberra team is comprised of Brumbies and Wallaby legend Matt Giteau and former Brumby and Australian 7s player James Stannard. Finishing off the trio is Blake Hodges whose father is assistant manager of the Australian Rugby 7s side, but with a handicap of 12 and aged just 11 this young man is not to be taken lightly!

The second, but by no means ‘B’ Audi Centre Canberra team, is comprised of Australian Rugby 7’s player’s John Porch and Sam Myers, and Olympic hurdler turned coach, Matthew Beckenham.

Entry to tomorrow’s Pro-Am is free.

Tickets for the 3 day ActewAGL Canberra Classic Women’s Golf Tournament starting on Friday are still available. Day tickets start from $15.00 for adults and under 16s get in for free, which makes it the perfect event for families and sports fans.

For tickets and further details click here.

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