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The Grange to host 2019 Australian Women’s Golf Open

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The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide will host the 2019 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open from 14-17 February.

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It will be the second time in four years the event has been held at the South Australian course and the fourth consecutive year it has been held in the state’s capital Adelaide.

Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt today announced the venues for the 2020 and 2021 events, Royal Adelaide and Kooyonga, in the same rotation as was used for the previous three events.

“We have had tremendous support from all in South Australia, no more so than with our host clubs in the past three years,” Pitt said.

“So it’s with great delight that we will return to the same clubs again for the next three years.

“It’s a replication of the rotation we’ve just completed in our first three-year term in Adelaide and with the response collectively that we’ve enjoyed from fans who’ve attended, the LPGA and its players and the clubs themselves, we’re delighted to chart a similar path for our second to give everyone certainty to plan and enhance.”

February’s 2018 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open attracted a record crowd of 33,277 over the four days at Kooyonga Golf Club.

LPGA Tour commissioner Mike Whan said his players would be thrilled to learn a return visit to Adelaide was on the cards for the first tournament of its 2019 Asia-Pacific swing.

“It has been fantastic to watch this event grow in Australia since we joined in partnership with Golf Australia in 2012,” Whan said.

“The LPGA Tour is now played in 14 countries around the world and features players from 31 countries in every point of the globe and Australia will continue to be a very important stop for us.

“The LPGA players love heading ‘Down Under’ and Adelaide’s wonderful courses will no doubt be great tests for the world’s best players.”

South Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway said the event had struck a chord with the people of South Australia.

“We are encouraged to see the national and international reach of the tournament continue to expand and with so many of the LPGA’s great players so happy to come from all corners to play our fabulous courses, the exposure it generates for us a global destination and the boost to our visitor economy are both brilliant.”

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