Coraki scrubs up for Pro-Am

By ADAM HICKS sport@northernstar.com.au

EVERYTHING’S looking good for another successful Optus World Ladies Pro-Am event at Coraki Golf Club this Sunday, according to club president Mark Scurr.

“Nominations are strong with around 30 Tour professionals expected to contest the $16,500 event,” he said.

“We have nominations from a number of overseas players along with a strong group of experienced and up-and-coming Australian players.”

The Australian Ladies Professional Golf Inc-sanctioned Order of Merit event will be the fifth presented by the club and a number of previous participants are returning to do battle with the challenging Coraki layout.

“The leading French lady professional, Gwladys Nocera, a winner of more than 860,000 euro on the European Tour, has nominated, as have Nancy Harvey from Canada and Mianne Bagger of Denmark,” Scurr said.

“Gwladys came 14th in the recent Australian Open and ninth in the Masters, so she’s obviously in form.

“A number of Australian professionals who have also performed well over recent weeks are also coming including Joanne Mills (fifth in the Open), Shani Waugh, Tamara Beckett, Sharon Mills and Sherie Byrnes.

“The course is in excellent condition with green-keeper Steve Cannings and his group of volunteers working wonders after the recent heavy rain.”



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