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Major championship date for Georgia Hall

12th February 2013
Georgia Hall
Photo of Georgia Hall © Leaderboard Photography
England's Georgia Hall will join the world's top women players when she tees up in the first major of the season, the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Golf Club in California, from April 1-7.

She's one of nine leading amateurs to receive an invitation to play in the championship and she commented: “It's a great honour and I can't wait – I'm over the moon.”

Georgia, 16, is the European women's number one amateur and is ranked fourth in the world. This will be her first professional tournament and the first time she plays in the USA.

“It's the biggest major in the world – what a way to start!” said Georgia, from Remedy Oak in Dorset. “My first aim is to make the cut and also to see how other people play and what I can learn from them. I want to see if I'm doing anything wrong – or right.

“I didn't expect the invitation and it's just amazing. I've always wanted to go to America to play.”

Georgia, an England international, is the British girls' champion and has just started her 2013 campaign by winning two gold medals at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

Among the other amateurs who have received invitations are world number one Lydia Ko of New Zealand, who has just won her third professional title, and British champion and Curtis Cup player Stephanie Meadow of Ireland.

Notes for Readers:-
England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England.
England Golf was formed on 1st January 2012 following the merger of the English Golf Union Ltd. and the English Women's Golf Association and is one of the largest sports governing bodies in England looking after the interests of over 1,900 golf clubs and 770,000 men and women club members.

Responsible for the training of the country's top amateur golfers, England Golf also organises all the major English amateur championships. England Golf works to actively encourage new golfers and increase the continued interest and participation in golf through its golf development initiative ‘Get into Golf'.

England Golf is a member of The England Golf Partnership (EGP) together with the PGA and supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England. Their Whole Sport Plan for golf identifies how England will achieve its vision of becoming ‘The Leading Golf Nation in the World by 2020' from grass roots right through to elite level.

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