Connolly’s Whitney Hillier to contest Royal Pines Gold Coast Challenge

Whitney Hillier.
Golfer Whitney Hillier.

CONNOLLY golfer Whitney Hillier has been named to take part in a new professional tournament from February 2 to 4.

The Royal Pines Gold Coast Challenge will be played in a pro-am format over the opening two days with one professional and one amateur pairing in a 4-ball team contest.

This will be played in conjunction with the individual professional contest.

The leading 50 professionals and ties will graduate to the final day.

Hillier will share the course with the likes of the 2016 Ladies Masters winner Jiyai Shin, four-time major championship winner Laura Davies and Australian LPGA Tour players Katherine Kirk, Sarah Jane Smith and Sarah Kemp.