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Australian Girls' Amateur

9 - 11 April 2014

Championship History, Honour Roll and Past Results

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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News

FINAL RESULTS

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.

Player Information

For further information please contact Golf Australia:
Phone: +61 3 9626 5059
E-mail: championships@golf.org.au

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