Star LPGA player Kim Kaufman is your perfect example of a student-athlete who possesses a huge amount of talent on and off the golf course. In Adelaide ready for the Women’s Australian Open at Royal Adelaide Golf Club starting on February 16 the astute Kaufman, holds a degree in political science and was the top graduating senior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech University. She recorded the highest academic honour in school history for any Texas Tech women's
He’s been second twice but today Richie Porte finally took home the trophy, winning the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under by an impressive margin.
It was Porte’s first race back after breaking his shoulder blade five months ago in the Olympic Games road race.
“After crashing in Rio and injuring myself in a nasty crash, it wasn't too hard to motivate myself for this race,” Porte said.
“I had a good break and I came here fresh, physically and mentally.
“It was a dream for me t
Germany's star Sandra Gal is set to play the Australian Open in February at Royal Adelaide Golf Club. This will be Gal's first visit to Adelaide and the Rio Olympian can't wait to arrive. "I'm looking forward to the vibe of the place and the Fringe Festival," Gal told Our Sporting Life SA "I'm also looking forward to the beaches and playing good golf." She made 21 cuts from 26 events in 2016 which included a pair of top ten finishes, but she is all about looking forward; focu
When it comes to Australian Open events, Korea's Jenny Shin has one of the best record's of any player that has competed in the past five years. So impressive is her record, that in her last five attempts the 24 year old has achieved an incredible four top ten finishes, with an 18T in 2013 - her only finish outside the top ten since 2012. With her confidence in playing links style courses there is no reason why the talented player can't continue her amazing form next month at
Inter Dominion champ Smolda had to break a 16-year-old track record to land the 2017 Ubet South Australian Pace (2645m) at Globe Derby Park on Saturday night.
The red-hot $1.20 favourite, Smolda recorded 1:56.8 to take 0.1 off the previous best recorded by the legendary Courage Under Fire in winning the 2001 Cup.
The Mark Purdon trained-and-driven eight-year-old had just one metre to spare in beating new kid on the block Jilliby Jagger ($7.80), trained and driven by Glen Cra