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Lee and Inexperienced stake Australian Open declare – Golf Australia Journal – The Ladies’s Sport

The pair – each winners on the LPGA Tour this 12 months– will contest the nationwide championship at The Australian and The Lakes Golf Golf equipment in Sydney from November 30.

Lee joins her brother, the lads’s world No.46 Min Woo, in returning residence for this 12 months’s Open.

Cameron Smith, Adam Scott, Lucas Herbert and Cameron Davis are additionally locked in as a part of the lads’s subject whereas one other top-100 native star, Stephanie Kyriacou, is confirmed for the ladies’s championship.

Lee and Inexperienced will likely be chasing their first wins on the Open.

Inexperienced, at the moment ranked twenty second on this planet, was third in 2022 – her finest consequence on the Australian Open – whereas Lee was fifth.

They are going to be looking for to turn out to be the primary Australian winner of the Patricia Bridges Bowl since Karrie Webb triumphed in 2014.

“As an Australian participant, the Australian Open is a match I’ve all the time had proper on the high of my checklist to hopefully sooner or later win,” Inexperienced, winner of the 2019 PGA Championship, mentioned.

World No.7 Lee, who gained the Evian Championship in 2021 in addition to final 12 months’s U.S Open, mentioned she was eager so as to add her title “alongside gamers like Karrie, Jane Crafter and Jan Stephenson as an Australian winner”.

“Taking part in in entrance of a house crowd is all the time thrilling, as is the possibility to as soon as once more play a nationwide Open alongside my brother,” she mentioned.

The previous state novice teammates turned main winners have each gained WPGA Tour of Australasia titles, together with the Vic Open, a match that paved the way in which for the dual-gender format of the Australian Open.

This 12 months’s Open will carry a minimal of $3.4 million in prize cash.

“(It is) superior to have Hannah and Minjee again for the Australian Open,” Golf Australia CEO James Sutherland mentioned.

“As main winners, they carry actual star energy to our Open and it’s all the time a deal with to look at them in motion.”

The Ladies’s Australian Open returns to Sydney for the primary time since 2007.

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