Nine-day Wittenoom Cup Carnival at Albany Golf Club ready to tee off

Calvin SimsAlbany Advertiser
2022 Wittenoom Cup winner Terry Porter putts on the ninth hole.
Camera Icon2022 Wittenoom Cup winner Terry Porter putts on the ninth hole. Credit: Taj Stubber/Albany Advertiser

The annual Wittenoom Cup Carnival has again attracted strong entries, with some of WA’s best players set to be in action across nine days at the Albany Golf Club.

The carnival will boast a total of 560 golfers who will compete across multiple events at the Albany links course from January 14-22.

The action begins on Saturday with a men and women’s stableford before a mixed 4BBB stableford event on Sunday.

The competition will culminate with the Wittenoom Cup and the Brenda Wittenoom Open on January 21 and 22.

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About 350 of the 560 golfers taking part in the competition will be visitors to the region, including 78-year-old Perth resident and 2022 Wittenoom Cup winner Terry Porter who is returning to the field.

Porter won by three shots ahead of Esperance’s Neil Wilson and Albany’s Lee Thompson in last year’s tournament.

Albany golfer Marilyn Vanderbyl was the 2022 champion in the Brenda Wittenoom Open for ladies.

Albany Golf Club administration officer Davida Carroll said the return of high numbers boded well for the tournament and region.

“A lot of the players are visitors, so that’s really good for the town,” she said.

“It’s great to have continued growth at the tournament.”

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