The countdown is almost over for golfers hoping to play in
the New Zealand Open Championship near Queenstown.
The National Open is at The Hills Golf Club and Millbrook
from February 27 to March 2, and holds a purse of $900,000.
Elite professionals and amateurs can play for a spot in the
New Zealand Open with the first stage pre-qualifying events
taking place nationwide on January 28.
Royal Auckland, Paraparaumu Beach, Wellington, and Shirley,
Christchurch, which are traditional Open venues, and Chisholm
Park, Dunedin, will host one-round first-stage pre-qualifying
This will give aspiring golfers a rare chance to play in the
New Zealand Open.
A total of 25 spaces in the final qualifying tournaments will
be up for grabs at the first-stage qualifying venues.
The final stage of qualifying will be held at the Omaha Golf
Club and Cromwell Golf Club on February 24 and February 25
Ten spaces in the final New Zealand Open field will be played
for at the final qualifying tournaments.