Courtesy of NZ Golf
New Zealand Golf have three travelling squads to compete in the Australian Master of the Amateurs, the South American Amateur Open, and the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship.
The team of Jared Edwards, Tyler Wood, James Hydes, Kazuma Kobori, Amelia Garvey, and Carmen Lim travel to The Victoria Golf Club in Melbourne to play in Australia’s highest-ranking event from January 5th – 10th early next year. The four boys head over the ditch after a break over the Christmas period having all had a heavy stretch of golf to finish the year. They’ll be joined by America based Amelia Garvey and Carmen Lim. The tournament has been moved from Royal Melbourne to the just as impressive Victoria Golf Club layout to accommodate for the Presidents Cup played in December.
Meanwhile Kerry Mountcastle, Matt McLean, Momoka Kobori, and Caryn Khoo also make their way to Club de Golf Sport Frances in Chile from the 5th – 11th of January to compete in the South American Amateur Open. Both Mountcastle and McLean are looking to get another year of amateur golf off to a good start. They’ll be joined by New Zealand Amateur runner-up Caryn Khoo, and the US-based Momoka Kobori. The Individual South American Amateur Golf Championship began in Guayaquil on 2006 under the Match Play format. After four years of success, the championship got extended to more amateur players from other regions and the game form at change to 72-hole stroke play.
Finally, Carmen Lim, Fiona Xu, Vivian Lu, Darae Chung, Jessica Huang, and Tara Raj will play in the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship from the 12th – 15th of February at the Waterside Course at Siam Country Club in Thailand. These six promising players have all received invites to play in the competitions third event after fellow countryman Wenyung Keh came close to capturing the first instalment of the tournament two years ago; losing in a playoff. The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific champion receives invites to AIG Women’s British Open, the Evian Championship, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship, and the Honda LPGA Thailand which will be played the following week.