The third iteration of the popular Australian young female golfers’ showcase event is ready to get underway this Saturday in Cheltenham. The article will provide you with the latest information on the upcoming WPGA The Athena 2023.
The Athena is an annual professional golf event under the WPGA Tour of Australasia. The tournament was inaugurated in 2021 and quickly gained popularity for featuring the best young and promising female golfers from the tour. This year will mark the 3rd anniversary of the Melbourne-based event.
After two successful editions, organizers have confirmed the event to run for three more years. This year, Golf Australia, PGA of Australia, and Evolve Sports Group will help organize the event alongside the WPGA Tour of Australasia. The competition is scheduled to begin on Saturday with a 12-player field.
On the first day, 8 out of 12 players will be selected via the Combine play format. 9 different challenges will be held on the field. The 8 qualified players will advance to the playoff on the following day and play through the quarterfinal and semifinal to the final. Playoff games will be the 4-hole match-play format. While putt-off will be utilized to break ties.
The 9 challenges of first-day competition are –
- Optimum Drive Target
- Long Drive
- Long Putt
- 100m Shot
- Bunker Shot
- Trouble Shot
- The Mystery Challenge
- Lob Shot
- Nearest the Pin
Below you will find more details on schedule, venue, live stream, and other information on the upcoming WPGA The Athena 2023.
When will the golf event be held?
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 10:35 p.m. ET
The third edition of WPGA The Athena is slated to run from Saturday, March 4, 2023. The two-day event will initiate on the first day at 10:35 p.m. ET or 02:03 p.m. AEDT.
WPGA The Athena 2023 Schedule:
|1st||Saturday, March 4, 2023||10:35 p.m.|
|2nd||Sunday, March 5, 2023||10:40 p.m.|
How to watch the golf event on TV?
WPGA The Athena 2023 will be available to watch on TV via Foxtel channel in Australia. Broadcast of the event will be available live every day from the start time to 12:30 a.m. ET.
How to Live Stream WPGA The Athena 2023?
- Kayo Sports
Popular Australian OTT sports streaming platform, Kayo Sports is the online distribution partner of the upcoming WPGA event. The entire event will be available to live stream for Kayo subscribers.
Where will the golf event be held?
- Course: Sandy Golf Links
- Location: Cheltenham, Australia
Like previous years, WPGA The Athena will be held at the Sandringham Golf course of Sandy Golf Links. The premium sandbelt club features a 7,255 yards long 18-hole golf course. It is located in Cheltenham, Australia.
WPGA The Athena 2023 Tee Times:
First round of the upcoming The Athena will be a shotgun event. As such, all 12 perticipants will tee-off together to participate in 9 different challenges throughout the course. Tee-time for the first day is planned at around 10:35 p.m. ET.