Rich River to stage new Legends golf tournament

The Ladbrokes Legends Tour will welcome a new signature tournament to the calendar in 2020 with the Moama Masters set to debut in February.

The 36-hole tournament will tee off at Rich River Golf Club in partnership with Moama Bowling Club and will bring golf’s star power to the Murray region.

The tournament is expected to attract the country’s most decorated senior golfers who will battle it out for the lion’s share of the $30,000 prize purse.

The competition will be played on Rich River’s East Course on Monday 3 February and Tuesday 4 February.

Rich River Golf Club CEO Shane Gloury said the golf club was extremely grateful for the magnificent support shown by Moama Bowling Club in getting behind this event as the major sponsor.

“We have an excellent relationship with the Moama Bowling Club and enjoy working together to bring new events to Echuca Moama for the benefit of our local region,” Gloury said.

“We are thrilled to host the inaugural tournament early next year and are delighted that Moama Bowling Club have embraced the concept of the Moama Masters.

“Together we look forward to developing the tournament and seeing it become an icon on the Ladbrokes Legends Tour schedule for years to come.”

Paul Barnes, the CEO of Moama Bowling Club, said that they were proud to support a great new event for Echuca Moama.

“We are fortunate as a community in Moama to have a great golf and sporting facility in the Rich River Golf Club and we are very pleased to be the proud sponsors of the Moama Masters which will showcase some legends of Australian Golf in our home town.”

Ladbrokes Legends Tour co-ordinator from the PGA of Australia, Andy Rogers, said that it was fantastic to add another quality event to the schedule.

“We really look forward to bringing some great Legends Tour players to Rich River for the Moama Masters in February,” Rogers said.

“The Moama Masters follows hot on the heels of some great Ladbrokes Legends Tour events in Yarrawonga the week prior so quality fields are sure to head to the Murray region to play in these great events at iconic golf courses.”

The first round of the Moama Masters will be conducted at Rich River Golf Club on Monday 3 February 2020.

As part of the pro-am format amateurs will be grouped with professionals in the tournament’s opening round.

The second round of the Moama Masters will be staged on Tuesday 4 February and will feature tournament players only.  

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