The Ladies European Tour has confirmed that due to ongoing travel restrictions into Australia, the 2021 Geoff King Motors Australian Ladies Classic and the Women’s NSW Open will be postponed to 2022.
The news will come as little surprise to those involved given the LPGA had already seen the Vic Open and the Australia Women’s Open cancelled due to Covid-19. It will still come as a bitter blow to players hoping to avail of summer Down Under to tee off their respective 2021 season.
Leona Maguire will be especially disappointed given her recent trips to Australia have become her favourite on Tour. Maguire enjoyed her best finish on the LPGA Tour in February when she banked a share of 4th at the ISPS Handa Vic Open but will now have to wait until 2022 to rekindle her love affair with Australia.
“We are disappointed to announce our decision to postpone both popular tournaments for the coming year as we look to confirm our 2021 schedule. Our players have become used to starting their season in Australia, so it was an extremely difficult decision for us to break an established Tour tradition,” said Alexandra Armas, Ladies European Tour CEO.
“We have a long-standing relationship with the ALPG and are building a strong foundation for the future with Golf NSW which we will continue to nurture for many years to come. We look forward to building on the success of this year and returning in 2022.”
The Geoff King Motors Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville was the first event of the 2020 LET season and threw up a remarkable winner in Australian amateur, Stephanie Kyriacou while the Women’s NSW Open was also lit up by a teenage talent with Sweden’s Julia Engstrom taking the spoils earlier this year.