30 Jan 2009

Nicholson stoked to be playing in NZ Women's Golf Open

9:17 am on 30 January 2009

The inaugural New Zealand Women's Golf Open has teed off at Christchurch's Clearwater resort course and the Wellington professional Sarah Nicholson says she's thrilled to finally be able to play in front of a home crowd.

The championship has attracted a strong field from Asia, Europe and Australia, and Nicholson says New Zealand women's golf has been waiting for a major tournament for a long time.

Nicholson says the Clearwater course is in excellent condition.