Australia announces Women & # 039; s PGA Cup team on

Posted by on May 23, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

PGA Professional Lisa Jean will captain the Australian team in Texas

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The PGA of Australia is pleased to announce its team for the inaugural Women & # 39; s PGA Cup with the well-known Australian PGA Professional Lisa Jean to capture the team in the first-of-its-kind competition.

The international tournament, formed by the PGA of America, will be a 54-hole blast event with the lowest scores of each team being counted after each round, with the winning country being the team with the lowest total of 54 holes.

The Australian team will include the best female PGA Professionals from Australia, with Captain Lisa Jean (VIC), alongside Gillian Rae (NSW), Bronte Colbert (WA), Jade Fisher (QLD) and Sienna Voglis (VIC) at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas in October.

"We have put together a great team for the Women & # 39; s PGA Cup and I am honored to lead them as captain," said Lisa Jean.

"We are all very excited to be part of a tournament that gives us the opportunity to show what we do on the world stage and to show other countries the level of female PGA professionals in Australia.

"We all have strengths in different areas of the game, but I think that's what will make us such strong competitors."

All five women will play an important role in the team that Australia chooses Lisa Jean to participate as a captain in the tournament, a difference with other teams that can choose a non-playing captain to lead the team.

PGA of Australia CEO Gavin Kirkman was delighted to announce such a strong team for the tournament that Jean, Rae, Colbert, Fisher and Voglis will represent Australia's PGA professionals on the world stage.

"We are very excited to finally announce the Australian team for the Women & # 39; s PGA Cup after confirming our commitment early last year," said Kirkman.

"Our female PGA professionals in Australia are highly skilled and are certainly among the best in the world.

"I am sure Lisa will lead the team to a fantastic result and at the same time encourage all women from Team Australia to perform as well as possible and give everything.

"I look forward to showing them the rest of the world and making us all proud."

In addition to the US; Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden have committed to play the 2019 Women & # 39; s PGA Cup.

Each member of the Australia team is a PGA member of Australia's professional department working full-time in the Australian golf industry to meet eligibility criteria for qualifying for the Women's PGA Cup

The Australian team is proud to partner with Cutter & Buck for the 2019 Women & # 39; s PGA Cup, where each member of the team will wear Cutter & Buck clothing during their title campaign.

Cutter & Buck, a manufacturer of high-quality clothing for golf and other sports, has been in operation since 1995 and is a respected brand within the golf industry, making this partnership a perfect match

The Women & # 39; s PGA Cup is played at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, and all rounds are played on the Foothills Course, designed by Tom Fazio from October 22-26, 2019.

Meet the team:
Lisa Jean
Lisa Jean is the name for many women who are already known. When he entered the record books in 2015 as the first woman to win the Victorian Club Professional Championship, Jean then got started at the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia & # 39; s Victorian PGA Championship in 2016 to play alongside the men. No stranger to tournament golf, Jean took part in the Ladies European Tour for six years before switching to teaching, where she now works as an assistant and educational professional at the Huntingdale Golf Club.

Gillian Rae
A PGA from Australia Professional since 2001, Gillian Rae joins the team as a teacher at Golf Paradise in Manly, New South Wales. A tournament player at the start of her career, Gillian now focuses on the professional side of the game with an emphasis on golf for children and development. Gillian & # 39; s vast experience with many facets of golf will undoubtedly be beneficial to the Australian team.

Bronte Colbert
Participating in the ALPG Tour in 2019, the 25-year-old Bronte Colbert is the youngest member of the Australian team. A learning professional at the Marangaroo Golf Course in Western Australia, Colbert's tournament results continue to improve with her best finish at the Sheraton Deva New Caledonia Women's International Pro-Am, where she finished 22nd. Completion of her PGA Traineeship in 2017, Colbert & # 39; s recent experience will be an asset to tournaments.

Jade Fisher
Assistant professional at Jindalee Golf Club in Queensland, Jade Fisher has achieved some strong results in her golf career. As a player on the ALPG Tour since 2014, Fisher & # 39; s best finish reached the Brisbane Invitational in 2017, where she achieved seventh place before competing in the Women & # 39; s Vic Open in 2018. Close cooperation in the field of development and all golf skills as a professional, Fisher will bring important game knowledge to the Australian team.

Sienna Voglis
Victorian Sienna Voglis joins the Australian team as the Teaching Professional on the Ivanhoe Public Golf Course. With the experience of the tournament between 2013 and 2017, Voglis has focused her attention in recent years on teaching the game, but it has not prevented her from placing top scores in recreational rounds. Voglis, a passionate golfer and member of the team, makes her tournament back in the Women & # 39; s PGA Cup in style.

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