Ladies European Tour Preview-The Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Course: Bonville Golf Resort
Prize Fund: AUD $350,000
Defending Champion: Celine Boutier -10
The LET moves onto its 2nd event of the year after Charley Hull won the opening event in the UAE.
This event, which is co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and the ALPG will see a field of 144 players, 33 of which are from Australia.
Anne Van Dam is the highest ranked, sitting at number 78 on the Rolex Rankings. Celine Boutier is the defending champion but she will be playing on the LPGA this week.
Below we have selected 4 players to watch out for this week.
Caroline Hedwall (Sweden)
Caroline Hedwall picked up where she left off in the first event of the LET 2019 season. She finished 3rd a few shots off winner Charley Hull and was let down by a 75, in her 2nd round. Hedwall finished last season with a win in France and back to back runners up spots in her last 5 tournaments so is in red hot form.
She averaged 82% GIR last season, the 2nd best on tour. If she can get the putter hot she will be near the top of the leaderboard come the weekend.
Hedwall finished 16th in this event last year.and is ranked 121st in the world.
Hannah Green (Australia)
The first of our Australian picks in Hannah Green. Hannah from Perth, has played in the last 2 LPGA events. She missed the cut at the Handa Vic Open but finished T-10th last weekend.
She had a mixed rookie season on the LPGA last season with one top 10 finish and probably missing a few too many cuts. However, that experience should be priceless for her this year.
Green, currently sits in 132nd place in the world, and should play well here this week, after finishing 9th here last year. The 22 year old will be one to keep an eye on.
Ashleigh Buhai (South Africa)
South African Ashleigh Buhai is another player who has played in the last 2 events on the LPGA. She has started the season well finishing 11th and 15th.
Last year on the LET Buhai won her home event, the South African Women's Open and also played 28 times on the LPGA. This year she has already tasted victory at the opening event on the Sunshine Ladies Tour in South Africa winning the Canon SLT Open by 4 shots.
She currently is 109th in the world rankings and 20th in the CME race to the globe.
Sarah Kemp (Australia)
Our 2nd Australian has had a very busy start to the season. Kemp from New South Wales, finished 16th in the first LET event of the season, before returning back to Australia to play in the two LPGA events. She finished runner up at the Vic Open and 10th last weekend.
She currently sits 5th on the CME race to the globe and 146th in the world rankings.
Kemp who had 4 top 10 finishes on the LET last year finished 34th here last time out.
Sarah Kemp brings the trophy home in front of her home crowd.