Rising Coast star locks in Queensland Open battle
Sunshine Coast golfer Sarah Wilson will again pit her skills against the country's best men after being confirmed as one of the first women in next month's Queensland Open.
The Pelican Waters talent, still an amateur, qualified to play at the Isuzu Queensland Open last year on her own merit and missed the halfway cut by just one stroke after rounds of 74-72.
It was a special feat, with Wilson only the second female in the tournament's 95-year history to hit the fairways to compete against the men.
This time around, having won the South Australian Stroke Play crown during the year, she returns to her home course primed to perform.
"I learnt from last year that you can't really put too much focus on the men playing around you," she said.
"They obviously have strength as an advantage off the tee, but I now know to just work on what I'm doing and see where I end up each day.
"It's a huge opportunity, not just to be a woman in the field, but to gain tournament experience in such an important event."
She was directly invited into the Open alongside Sydney golfer Steph Kyriacou, with more women expected to join the field in the coming weeks.
She'll play against her partner Jack Thompson, who just turned pro, during the event too.
She's rated as one of the country's best amateur golfers and also finished tied second in the Queensland Women's Stroke Play Amateur Championship on the Gold Coast last year.
The Queensland Open tournament will be held at Pelican Waters from March 11-14.