Karis Davidson was rewarded for her great rookie year during the Japanese women's tour.
A record of a 12-man rookie game this year will benefit from the support of Golf Australia on the professional tours around the world
Brad James, general manager of golf Australia, announced today the rookie squadron of 2019, with six new additions after a series of encouraging performances in recent months
Six of last year's team – Brett Coletta, Karis Davidson, Cameron Davis, Hannah Green, Lucas Herbert and Travis Smyth – are back together with six new players who have walked several paths in their careers.
The 2018 ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia order of merit winner Jake McLeod and upcoming Japan Tour star Anthony Quayle both earned rookie squadron positions on stellar years.
There are three newly successful pro's that have come through state-based high-performance programs in Min Woo Lee, Zach Murray and Dylan Perry, while Queenslander chose Robyn Choi from the University of Colorado when they LPGA Tour won playing rights at Q-school in December.
James said regardless of their paths to this point, he was convinced that the 2019 team would continue their marvelous progress on international stages, with many who have already made great strides.
"We are very pleased with the results that previous members of the rookie team have produced in recent years and we believe that those results are easier to achieve through the support that the program offers them," he said.
"Those who have recently become professors should get comfort from that, not to mention the brilliant results they have achieved in the final phase of their amateur career," James said.
"And in the past year it has been hugely encouraging to have seen the progress of Karis and Anthony in Japan, Cam, Hannah and Brett largely in North America, Trav and Lucas in Europe and Asia and Jake to be so strong in Australia . "
"All 12 of these young athletes are branching around the world, but it is important that they continue to use their service teams to develop all aspects of their games – and work on the rigor of professional athletes."
All 12 receive compensation for the investment they make to expand their careers through training, preparation, travel and competition.
GA's strategic strategic goals are to produce big and Olympic champions and become a world top 100 ranked professional.
"The selection process for rookie scholarships was without a doubt the hardest so far, with so many great applicants," James said.
"The good news is that with such a difficult selection process, it means that we have a very strong base of athletes, which is exciting for the future of the Australian wave.
"We look forward to working closely with these athletes and their teams to support the long and hopefully successful journeys ahead."
Rookie Squad half 2019 of Gulf Australia
Robyn Choi (1st year)
Brett Coletta (3rd year)
Karis Davidson (2nd year)
Cam Davis (3rd year)
Hannah Green (3rd year)
Lucas Herbert (2nd year)
Min Woo Lee (1st year)
Jake McLeod (1st year)
Zach Murray (1st year)
Dylan Perry (1st year)
Anthony Quayle (1st year)
Travis Smyth (2nd year)