14 Jan 2020 | All Abilities |
NZ spots add spice to Vic Inclusive titles
by Martin Blake
The Victorian Inclusive Championships at Barwon Heads early next month have taken on new significance with the addition of exemptions in the New Zealand All Abilities Open.
The top four Australians in the world rankings for golfers with a disability immediately after the Victorian event will receive invitations to play in the inaugural NZ event.
The winners of both the gross and net events at the Victorian tournament, to be played at 13th Beach as part of the ISPS Handa Vic Open, also receive a start in New Zealand.
The Kiwis have joined in on the ground-breaking work of Golf Australia in the all abilities area, with the first-ever All Abilities Open to be played as a 54-hole strokeplay event at the end of February. The players will compete at Jack’s Point and The Hills during the 2020 New Zealand Open, with the top six players in the All Ablities to play alongside the professionals during the final round of that event on March 1 at Millbrook Resort.
Entries for the Victorian Inclusive Championship close on 31 January.
Irishman Brendan Lawlor is already a starter, alongwith All Abilities regulars like Victorian Mike Rolls and Coff’s Harbour golfer Cameron Pollard.
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