Hundreds of golfers ready to chase coveted Wittenoom Cup glory this weekend

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Reigning Wittenoom Cup champion Evan Sewell will return to defend his title.
Camera IconReigning Wittenoom Cup champion Evan Sewell will return to defend his title. Credit: Ian Redmond

More than 240 avid golfers from 65 clubs across the State are limbering up for Albany’s biggest golf tournament on the calendar.

The carnival began on Saturday but will ramp up this weekend when golfers tee off at Albany Golf Club for the Wittenoom Cup and the Brenda Wittenoom Open on January 20 and 21.

Reigning Wittenoom Cup champion and Busselton golfer Evan Sewell will return to defend his crown.

The Brenda Wittenoom Cup will attract 90 female entrants, while 150 of WA’s best male golfers will chase Wittenoom Cup glory.

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The total prize pool for the week of competition eclipses $20,000 with the Wittennoom Cup purse hovering around the $5000 mark.

Albany Golf Club general manager Dan Northcott said the event is one of the most prestigious amateur golf tournaments in WA.

“It’s always popular and is certainly prestigious so it draws some of the best golf players from across the State,” Northcott said.

“It’s been running since 1927 so it’s nearly 100 years old and there will be some brilliant WA talent on display.”

Northcott said the weekend’s weather was looking favourable for golfers.

“I’ve been keeping my eye on the weather and hopefully the worst of it is behind us,” he said.

“I’ve watched the forecast and it looks to be a great weekend for golf.”

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