25 Feb 2010

New Zealand women's golf open starts today

6:38 am on 25 February 2010

The best of Europe, Australia and New Zealand women's golf are in action today at the New Zealand Women's Open at the new Pegasus course north of Christchurch.

The open has attracted seven of Europe's top 10 players, including the defending champion Gwladys Nocera, and most of Australia's best golfers.

Auckland's Cathryn Bristow will also make her professional debut at the Pegasus course after being just the third New Zealander to qualify for the US-based LPGA Tour.

The first golfers will tee-off just before 8am, and the 415-thousand dollar tournament finishes on Sunday.