The world's best players led by world number 1 Ariya Jutanugarn have started arriving in Adelaide for the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in the western orbit of The Grange's.
Jutanugarn from Thailand, a winner of 10 LPGA titles, was able to do some exercise on the putting green today after he had just arrived with her sister Moriya, also an excellent LPGA Tour player, ranked 19th in the world
Four of the world's top 10 players are in the field for the $ US1.3 million tournament that starts on Thursday – Jutanugarn, the Georgia Hall in England, South Korean Jin Young Ko and the Australian Minjee Lee. Eight of the world's top 20 are in the field.
The 23-year-old Lee is looking for her first national title that has won four times worldwide on the LPGA Tour and has risen to number 7 on the world ranking. She missed the cut on the 13th beach last week and would like to pay for a rare disappointing performance.
World number 9 Brooke Henderson from Canada was officially withdrawn from the Open due to illness, after he also left the ISPS Handa Vic Open last week.
Henderson informed the organizers that she had treatment for her illness but could not make the trip.
The Grange is in excellent condition for the opening round of Thursday, which is broadcast live on ABC TV.
Click here to view the list of participants from Monday 11 February 2019 .