Queensland’s Katherine Kirk will be vying for her second RACV Ladies Masters title in February.
The 2009 Ladies Masters Champion has confirmed she will be one of the stars teeing it up at the RACV Royal Pines Resort from the 12 to 15 February on the magnificent Gold Coast.
The two time LPGA winner is coming off another solid season on the LPGA where she played 26 events, made the 21 cuts, posted two top 10 finishes, with her best finish T4 in the Marathon Classic. Kirk finished 60th on the Money List with US$266,743.
Speaking from the USA, Kirk spoke about how much she enjoys the event and what it would mean to win again.
“The Ladies Masters is one of my favourite events because the crowds are always so supportive and it reminds me of my roots and all the people who've helped me in my career. Plus being a past champion means you always have fond memories of the event, the people that make it happen, and the course.
“The best part about playing in the Masters is having my family and friends cheer me on. There's definitely something extra special about playing in my home state of Queensland and knowing the locals are pulling for you.”
“The standard of play has really improved on all women's tours, especially over the last 5 years, so to win a second Ladies Masters would confirm that I'm doing the right things and continuing to improve. It would also validate the hard work and support of my family and team.”
Kirk’s commitment to the ALPG Tour is fantastic as she won’t be arriving onto the Gold Coast until the Wednesday and teeing it up Thursday as she is playing in the LPGA in the Bahamas the week before.
Tournament Chairman Bob Tuohy said “Katherine brings a lot of energy to the Ladies Masters and is a very fierce competitor. It will be great to have her back in search of her second title and the $50,000 bonus on offer for the 2015 champion.”
Kirk joins defending champion Cheyenne Woods and South African Lee-Anne Pace in the field with more high profile players to be confirmed in coming weeks.
Tickets for the RACV Ladies Masters are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.au with children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult.
Members of RACV, RACQ, NRMA, RAASA, RACWA, RACT, RANT and NZAA will receive free entry plus one guest by presenting their membership card at the entrance gate.