NI Open transforms into new men’s and women’s tournaments

Charley Hull

The current year’s Northern Ireland Open will be changed into another occasion called the World Invitational, with people’s competitions running close by one another with equivalent prize cash.

The men’s competition stays some portion of the second-level European Test Visit, while solicitations will be offered to the world’s best in the ladies’ occasion.

“Our guiding principle is development and inclusivity,” said European Visit CEO Keith Pelley.

“This new competition fits impeccably.”

Talking at the occasion dispatch in London, Pelley included: “We are so satisfied to have another imaginative arrangement on the Test Visit’s calendar following the accomplishment of the Jordan Blended Open not long ago.

“It’s fabulous to see these spearheading occasions ending up progressively basic on the worldwide playing golf logbook and we trust they keep on developing with the help of patrons and telecasters.”

The 72-gap occasions, which occur from 15-18 August, will see the 300 contenders playing one day at Massereene Golf Club notwithstanding their different rounds at Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort, which has been the NI Open’s setting since the occasion started in 2010.

World Invitational to pursue Vic Open configuration

The arrangement for the competition pursues the people’s model effectively received by the Vic Open in Australia.

Just like the case with the Australian occasion, ISPS Handa will be the principal backer of the new competition.

The equivalent prize cash will see the two fields doing combating for all-out assets of $250,000 (£192,000) while people will play at the two scenes on every one of the four days.

Competition coordinators will stretch out solicitations to driving ladies’ experts from both the LPGA Visit and Women European Visit, in addition to different players from Asia and Australia.

With the Ladies’ English Open and Women Scottish Open occurring over the past about fourteen days, there is positive thinking the World Invitational will draw in a resilient ladies’ field.

English star Charley Frame went to Monday’s Reality Invitational dispatch in London and she is relied upon to contend in Northern Ireland in August.

US-based Irish players Leona Maguire and Stephanie Knoll are additionally among those set to play in an occasion which will have cuts after both the second and third adjusts.

The best 60 in both the people’s fields will go ahead to the third round with 35 players advancing to the last day in the two occasions.

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