England shared eighth place in the 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Japan – with Bronte Law tying for third place in the individual table.
The team, of Bronte Law (Bramhall), Hayley Davis (Ferndown) and Gabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor), finished the 72-hole tournament on 14-under par and tied with the hosts, Japan.
The championship was won by Australia who came from seven shots behind to overtake Canada and win the Espirito Santo Trophy for the third time. They finished on 29-under and were two clear of the field.
Bronte Law, the English amateur champion, led the England scoring and was 14-under on her own account. Her score of 274 matched the previous championship record, which was bettered this year by five shots by Canada’s Brooke Henderson.
This is the team’s best finish since 2008, when England were seventh. Rebecca Wood, the England Golf Women’s Performance Manager, said: “The team displayed world-class work ethic and effort in preparation and competition this week. This is the best finish England have had since 2008 and we have beaten some very strong nations.
“Bronte’s finish of tied third individually is an excellent performance and we are delighted for her.
“Looking forward, a big focus is still going to remain on the short game, in particular holing out and wedge play.
“There is also a clear message that foreign players have become athletes and are hitting the ball greater distances. More and more nations are investing in their performance programmes and the successful players are maximising their opportunities, are very disciplined in their approach and have great attitudes to becoming successful.
“England Golf will be striving to improve all these aspects and look forward to challenging for medals in Mexico in 2016.”
Images shows, from left: Bronte Law, Gabriella Cowley and Hayley Davis.
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