Amateurs tee it up for the women's NZ Open

Last updated 19:25 20/12/2013

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Eight New Zealand and two Australian amateurs have been added to the field for next month’s New Zealand Open women’s golf field.

The New Zealanders to book their place at the January 31-February 2 tournament at Clearwater are Julianne Alvarez, Chantelle Cassidy, Lita Guo, Munchin Keh, Hanna Seifert, Wenyung Keh and Sai Ma.

The NZ Maori Champion, which will be contested in January, will join them.

Wellington’s Alvarez earned her place by winning the NZ Amateur Championship and Waikato’s Cassidy qualified through winning the NZ Stroke Play Championship.

Munchin Keh, Seifert and Lita Guo all qualified as the next three leading players on the NZ Golf Order of Merit, Wenyung Keh and Sai Ma were offered the remaining two amateur invites by the NZ Women’s Open subcommittee.

The two Australian golfers are still to be confirmed but a minimum of 10 golfers will contest the Bessie Fullerton-Smith trophy for leading amateur in the championship.


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