The World Ranking for Golfers with Disability will launch on January 1, 2019 and will be administered by the R&A and USGA, housing men's and women's rankings on the World Amateur Golf Ranking website (www.wagr.com).
The new system follows an agreement between the governing bodies and EDGA - European Disabled Golf Association - which created the independent Ranking for Golfers with Disability in 2014.
The World Ranking for Golfers with Disability will feature Gross, Nett and Stableford rankings, affording disabled golfers of all levels to gain an international ranking.
EDGA president Tony Bennett and Golf Australia's inclusion manager Christian Hamilton announced the new ranking system to the media at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney just two days before 12 of the world's best golfers with disablities contested the first AAAC.
The 54-hole AAAC gets underway on Friday with the 12 competitors playing The Lakes at the same time as the Australian Open players.
Regulation play in the inaugural AAAC is expected to finish about 30 minutes prior to the conclusion of the Australian Open's regulation play.
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