England finished in a share of 13th place in the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship at Antalya in Turkey. Korea successfully defended their title and won by three shots from Germany.
England were three-over par for the tournament after signing off in the final round with a one-over par total for the day.
English girls’ champion Emily Taylor (Hillside) again led the team’s scoring with a one-under par 71 in the final round, which included birdies on the 17th and 18th. British girls’ champion Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) contributed two-over 74, which was composed of 16 pars and two bogeys. Curtis Cup player Charley Hull (Woburn) scored 76, which was discounted.
Team captain Lynn Booth commented: “We are disappointed that we are not higher up the leaderboard and that we didn’t have the campaign we hoped for. But we gave it our best shot and you can’t ask for more than that, and we’ll learn from the experience.”
Leading final scores
-9 Finland, Australia
-8 Spain, New Zealand
+3 Sweden, England
England aiming for high finish at World Championship
29 September 2012
England will be going all out tomorrow for a high finish in the final round of the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship at Antalya, Turkey.
The team slipped from 10th to 12th on two-over par after the closing holes of today’s rounds cost them dear. England captain Lynn Booth reported that the team had climbed up to sixth on the leaderboard with four holes to play, but the two leading scorers dropped three shots between them as they concluded their rounds.
Despite that, English girls’ champion Emily Taylor (Hillside) finished on level par 72 while Curtis Cup player Charley Hull (Woburn) was two over 74. The 78 of British girls’ champion Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) was discounted.
Tomorrow, England will play the New Course, alongside representatives of the Czech Republic and France. Defending champions Korea hold a five shot lead over New Zealand with just one round to play.
-6 New Zealand
-5 Canada, Australia
-4 Spain, USA
-2 Finland, Japan
E Czech Republic
England bounce back in World Championship
28th September 2012
England returned one of the best scores of the day to bounce back into the thick of the action in the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey.
The team were six-under par on the New Course at Gloria Golf Club, thanks to three-under par 69s from both English girls’ champion Emily Taylor (Hillside) and Curtis Cup player Charley Hull (Woburn). The level par round of British girls’ champion, Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak), was discounted.
England are now on level par for the tournament and have shot up from 26th to 10th place on the leaderboard, with two rounds to play. They are only three shots behind second place.
The team’s day score was bettered only by defending champions Korea, who were eight-under par and moved into a five-shot lead over the five countries tied for second place on three-under: Germany, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Team captain Lynn Booth commented: “The New course is the more scorable but the girls had to come back from their disappointment of yesterday – and so we are very pleased and they are very pleased.”
Coach Steve Robinson added: “The team went about their business and stuck to their game plan. They were very level headed and focussed on trying to get the job done and they have put themselves back in the event.”
Emily got to four under par after 15 holes, before a double bogey on 17, which were her only dropped shots of the round. She came straight back with a fifth birdie of the day on 18.
Charley had three birdies on the way out, two on the way home and a bogey on each half. Meanwhile Georgia balanced four bogeys with four birdies.
Emily’s stunning recovery in World Championship
27th September 2012
English girls’ champion Emily Taylor dug deep today to stage a remarkable recovery from a nasty nine – and contributed a counting score for England in the first round of the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship at Antalya, Turkey.
The 18-year-old from Hillside suffered her quadruple bogey on the par five 12th, where her first tee shot was lost. She went on to bogey the next two holes but then proved she had recovered in stunning style, with four consecutive birdies to finish her round.
England team captain Lynn Booth commented: “Emily showed a great deal of character to do that.” The teenager finished on three-over 75, as did Curtis Cup player Charley Hull (Woburn), who suffered a double bogey on the 16th. Their scores counted for the team’s first day total while the 76 of the third member, British girls’ champion Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak), was discarded.
The team are tied 26th on six-over par, with three rounds to go in the hunt for the Espirito Santo Trophy.
“The team are disappointed, as you would expect, but they just need to regroup and they’ve headed straight for the practice ground,” said Lynn. Today, they played the Old course at Gloria Golf Club, which they consider to set the tougher scoring challenge. Tomorrow, they’ll be on the New, in the company of players from Argentina and Iceland.
The championship is currently led by Sweden on three-under par, followed a shot behind by Latvia. Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the Czech Republic are in a five-way tie for third place on one-under. The biennial championship has attracted a record 53 teams.
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