A stellar field has been confirmed for TPS Murray River in honour of Jarrod Lyle which tees off at Cobram Barooga Golf Club from Thursday.
After becoming the third woman anywhere in the world to win a 72-hole professional mixed-gender event with her triumph at TPS Victoria on Sunday, South Korean Min A Yoon will be in action for this week’s event on both the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and the WPGA Tour of Australasia schedules with $250,000 in prize money up for grabs.
Entry is free for spectators all four days of the tournament with television coverage to kick on for the third and final rounds on Saturday and Sunday.
Live coverage will run from 2.30pm-5.30pm AEDT on Saturday on Fox Sports and Kayo Sports with the entire final round to be broadcast live from 12.30pm Sunday on Fox Sports and Kayo Sports.
Last year’s TPS Murray River created worldwide headlines when Hannah Green became the first female winner of a mixed-gender 72-hole event on a major tour and the next wave of future stars are eyeing off their own slice of history.
A host of Australian golf’s rising stars are teeing it up including Cassie Porter – who already has a win on the WPGA Tour of Australasia this season – and rookie professionals Kirsten Rudgeley and Kelsey Bennett who produced brilliant amateur careers and are determined to register a maiden victory as a professional.
Likewise rookie professionals Connor McKinney and Hayden Hopewell will also be out to make a statement with a first win as a professional, but the younger brigade will face stiff competition from their more experienced rivals.
That quintet along with 151st Open Championship-bound Haydn Barron sit inside the top ten on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit as they seek to earn the DP World Tour pathway opportunities available to the top finishers at the end of the 16-event season.
All Abilities golfers made their TPS debut last week and inaugural champion, and Australia’s top ranked golfer with disability, Cam Pollard will lead the charge once again.
Top junior golfers will also be in action amongst the professionals and amateurs across the weekend as they play for the junior title.
To begin the week, Wednesday’s Pro-Am will feature England cricket legend Sir Ian Botham, AFL legend Dermott Brereton, radio broadcaster and The Project regular Steve Price, and The Block’s Keith Schleiger.
Off the course, TPS Murray River is in memory of Jarrod Lyle who passed away in August 2018, weeks away from his 37th birthday. Entry to TPS Murray River is via gold coin donation to Challenge, supporting kids with cancer, along with various fund-raising initiatives for Challenge.
Event schedule & information
The event will be televised across Saturday and Sunday on Foxtel and Kayo in Australia. Times in AEDT, check your guide for local times.
Round 3: Saturday 4 Feb: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Round 4: Sunday 5 Feb: 12:30pm – 5.30pm
Offical hashtag: #TPSMurrayRiver