2018 Avondale Amateur Champion Blake Windred returns to defend his title
The Avondale Amateur of 2019 will be played on Tuesday, January 29th, with 168 of the best amateur golfers from all over Australia participating in the event, as well as a large number of international players making the trip down.
The event, now well established as an Australian Amateur Ranking Event and World Amateur Golf Ranking Event, is played via a 72-hole stroke-play. This year entries have reached the capacity with qualitative amateurs who compete for a start in the four-day event.
Defending champion Blake Windred (the Australian) will play back-to-back next week after a solid performance in the Australian Amateur, with a bow in the quarterfinals.
He will face heavy competition from his colleague New South Welshman, Nathan Barbieri (Monash), who in the finals did an incredible fight and flew to the Conor Purcell in Ireland on the 37th hole.
The English national team for men also appeals as well as players from Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, Finland, France and Indonesia.
In the women's event, the local Avondale hero Grace Kim will be one of the favorites after recently winning gold at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Argentina, as well as her victory at the Annika Sorenstam Invitational in New Zealand.
Stephanie Kyriacou (St Michael) is also one of the favorites after her recent victory at the Master of the Amateurs. The in-form duo of Rebecca Kay (Coolangatta Tweed) and Doey Choi (Concord) will also appear.
The tournament starts on Tuesday, January 29. Spectators are welcome and with the recently renovated greens and the race track in the best state it has ever been in, it will be a highlight for spectators and players, with exceptional golfing.
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