2015 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open: TV Times: Preview: Leaderboard

Eighteen year old Minjee Lee will be playing for the first time as a pro on home soil.

THE ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open continues to go from strength to strength and has attracted one of its deepest fields ever to the iconic Royal Melbourne Golf Club this week.

The open is a fully sanctioned LPGA Tour event, the third event on the global tour’s 2015 schedule, and is co-sanctioned by the ALPG and Ladies European Tour.

New world No.1 Lydia Ko leads a field of international and local stars that contains some 55 of the top 80 from last year’s LPGA Tour money list.

Defending champion and five-time winner Karrie Webb leads an Aussie assault of veteran and newbies who are sure to please.

Two of those are boom youngsters Minjee Lee, playing her third straight LPGA event, and Su Oh, playing just her third event as a pro after winning the Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast on the weekend.

Lee has pocketed more than $US36,800 in her first two weeks on the LPGA Tour, with her tie for 12th in Florida a fortnight ago followed up at the weekend with a tie for 27th at the Bahamas Classic.

“I’m very much looking forward to playing in the Open – my first event as a pro here in my home country,” the 18 year old Lee wrote on her blog recently.

Others to look out for include World No.4 Shanshan Feng of China, joint 2012 Royal Melbourne runner-up So Yeon Ryu (World No.7) and her countrywoman Kyu-Jung Baek (No.11).

The action starts Thursday with Webb teeing off at 7.50am grouped with 2012 Open winner Jessica Korda and Shanshan Feng.

Lydia Ko, the youngest ever World No.1 in either women’s or men’s golf, tees of at 12.50pm along with major winner Ryu and England’s very talented Charley Hull.

Women’s Australian Open TV Times

 

Live TV coverage of the Women’s Open on ABC TV (AEST)

Thursday 19 February – 3:00pm – 6:00pm (ABC1)

Friday 20 February – 3:00pm – 6:00pm (ABC1)

Saturday 21 February – 1.30pm – 6:00pm (ABC1)

Sunday 22 Feburary – 1:00pm – 6:00pm (ABC1)

Women’s Australian Open Leaderboard

 

Women’s Australian Open Leaderboard

 

Jessica Korda won the Women's Australian Open when it was last played at Royal Melbourne in 2012. Korda will be grouped with defending champion Karrie Webb and World No.4 Shanshan Feng for the first two rounds.
Jessica Korda won the Women’s Australian Open when it was last played at Royal Melbourne in 2012. Korda will be grouped with defending champion Karrie Webb and World No.4 Shanshan Feng for the first two rounds.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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