The 5th instalment of the Australian Women’s Classic Bonville will get under way this month at Bonville Golf Resort with a full field of WPGA tour players set to visit Coffs Harbour and contest the $150,000 prize purse from March 31st.
The event which has become a drawcard for players from across the globe will be scaled this year to a 54 hole tournament boasting predominantly Australian based WPGA tour players. A newly signed three-year agreement will see the tournament become a major fixture from 2024 – 2026. The event is set to return with full Ladies European Tour status, weekend television coverage and $500,000 in prize money.
The 2023 tournament will see many of Australia’s best amateurs given the chance to mix it with the pros. Australia’s very own Stephanie Kyriacou won the classic in 2020 as an amateur, launching her professional career just weeks after her incredible victory. A raft of young hopefuls will be looking to follow in her footsteps when the tournament tees off.
In the mix is Australia’s Cassie Porter who looks on point after a strong performance at the 2023 Vic Open and a win at the 2023 Melbourne International in January. Porter knows Bonville well and will be keen to find her rhythm early.
For the first time in the tournament’s history, spectators are offered the chance to play like a pro with a very limited amount of Stay, Play, Dine and Spectate packages on offer. The all-inclusive tournament packages include accommodation, a round of golf in the morning and access to the exclusive spectator area on the Bonville balcony overlooking the 18th hole in the afternoon where you can witness all the action.
The Australia Women’s Classic Bonville is one of Australia’s most prestigious women’s professional golfing events. Past winners include Marianne Skarpnord (Sweden), Celine Boutier (France), Stephanie Kyriacou (Australia) and Meghan MacLaren (England).
The Australian Women’s Classic Bonville was secured exclusively for Bonville by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Bonville Golf Resort acknowledges the work of State MP Gurmesh Singh and Golf NSW in securing this major sporting event for the Coffs Coast.