Professional golfer Sarah Kemp will join a list of high profile players at a Pro-Am tournament at Yamba Golf Club on January 7.
Professional golfer Sarah Kemp will join a list of high profile players at a Pro-Am tournament at Yamba Golf Club on January 7.

Country’s very best women to tee-off in Yamba

THE 2014 Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour will tee-off in Yamba.

The inaugural BWAC Regional Employment and Community Services Pro Am Golf Tournament will be held at Yamba Golf and Country Club on January 7.

Forty professionals including Tuncurry's Sarah Kemp, Central Coast's Nikki Garrett and Shani Waugh will be joined by up to 120 amateurs for the event. A generous prize pool of $20,000 will be on offer.

"It's huge for the club and unique for the Northern Rivers," Yamba Golf Club professional John Wright said.

Yamba will host the first of five Pro-Am events throughout NSW in January.

Most competitors will be chasing order-of-merit points to qualify for the upcoming major LPGA tournaments, including the Ladies Masters on February 6 and Women's Australian Open on February 13.

"These events are the stepping stone," Wright said.

"The pro-ettes and some of the amateurs will hit to the par three 10th and also to the 18th green, aiming to be closest and win $1000 and $500 respectively," Yamba Golf Club publicity officer David Miles said.

"This is sponsored by Duncan's Carpet Cleaning. There will also be events for ladies and men held in conjunction."

Entries can be made by downloading an entry form at yambagolf.com.au or at the club office.



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