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The Australian Girls' Amateur Championship is open to players aged under 18 years on the first day of play. It is contested over 72-holes stroke play (with a cut after 36-holes ). The handicap limit is 15.4.
The Australian Girls’ Amateur Championship was first played in conjunction with the Australian Women’s Amateur Championship qualifying rounds in 1953 at Royal Perth Golf Club and was won by Margaret Masters, claiming victory over 36 holes. The event remained 36 holes until 1975 and 1976 when the championship was played over three rounds of stroke play, while in 1977 it was played over four rounds of stroke play. It returned to a 36 holes format from 1978 to 1983, before a separate championship was introduced in January 1984. From 1984, the championship was played over 36-holes of qualifying with the leading 16 qualifiers contesting match play for the title.
From 1993 the age limit changed from under 21 to under 18, and in 2000 the format changed to 54-holes stroke play. From 2012 it has been played over 72-holes.
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Victorian junior Konomi Matsumoto held on to win the Australian Girls' Amateur Championship in steady rain by one stroke at Yering Meadows Golf Club in Victoria's Yarra Valley today.
Matsumoto, a member of Victoria Golf Club, finished with rounds of 71-76-76-77 (+8) to defeat Queenslander and Australian Amateur runner up Karis Davidson by one.
The 14 year-old, who was born in Japan, was thrilled with the win.
"It's great - I was really nervous in the morning (third) round and again this afternoon," Matsumoto said.
"I've been practising so hard for this - I was hoping for at least a top 3 finish and after my first round, it gave me a lot of confidence."
Matsumoto competed at this year's ISPS HANDA Women's Australian Open at Victoria Golf Club via an invitation and, through today's win, gains an exemption into the 2015 championship.
"It means so much. I only found out yesterday that there was exemption. I learnt so much in February - mainly you have to keep playing your game. You can have one bad hole but you can't give up," Matsumoto added.
Queensland's Rebecca Kay finished in third place at 11-over par.
The Girls’ Interstate Teams’ Matches will be played from 13-15 April at the same venue with New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria contesting the event.
Victorian junior Kono Matsumoto holds a solid three stroke lead heading into tomorrow's final two rounds of the Australian Girls' Amateur Championship in Victoria's Yarra Valley.
With persistent rain continuing across Melbourne, Matsumoto slipped to a second round 3-over par 76 but her opening round 71 on Wednesday leaves her at 1-over par, three clear of Queensland's Rebecca Kay. Kay fired the joint round of the day - an even par 73 - matched by Kiwi Celyn Khoo.
Australian Amateur runner-up, Queenslander Karis Davidson is in third place, four strokes behind Matsumoto. Kiwi Khoo is in fourth place, a further stroke back.
The third and final rounds are played on Friday. In addition to the trophy, the champion earns an exemption into the 2015 ISPS HANDA Women's Australian Open.
Victorian junior Kono Matsumoto leads the Australian Girls' Amateur Championship by four strokes after the opening day of play in Victoria's Yarra Valley.
On a day of steady rain, Matsumoto finished with a 2-under par 71 to lead South Australian Cassidy Evreniadis who finished with a 2-over par 75 in the challenging conditions.
Five players are tied in third place at 3-over par including Australian Amateur runner-up, Queenslander Karis Davidson and New South Wales pair Dooey Choi and Celina Yuan.
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Online Entry Fee: $120.00 on-line (includes practice round, Presentation Function, Championship Gift and Championship Program)
Handicap Limit: Maximum handicap 15.4
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Distance Measuring Devices:
Please be advised that the following Local Rule will now be in effect for the Championship:
In this competition a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect their play (eg gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.
The following page on the R&A Website provides guidance around the conformance of various DMDs -
R&A Advice on DMDs (if a player uses a non-conforming DMD during competition play, they will be disqualified).
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Tuesday 8 April: Practice Round
Wednesday 9 April: Round 1
Thursday 10 April: Round 2
Friday 11 April: Rounds 3 and 4 & Presentation
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