Canada Remains In 5th at Astor Trophy

(Update) – Canada finished in 5th place to end the event.

Team Canada could only muster two points against the team from South Africa at the Astor Trophy in Australia on Thursday.

Playing their third round in the five nation event the Canadians, including Ottawa’s Grace St-Germain, once again were left pointless in the morning team matches, just as they were the day prior.

St-Germain and Alisha Lau fell by a score of 2&1 to Michaela Fletcher and Eleonora Galetti.

South Africans Bertine Strauss & Ivanna Samu clipped the Canadian pairing of Naomi Ko and Jaclyn Lee.

The afternoon singles matches went slightly better for the Canadians as they managed to gain 2 full points for the competition.  That was courtesy of a match win by Naomi Ko and squared matches by Alisha Lau and Grace St-Germain.

To date Canada has 6.5 points in the tournament with New Zealand left to play on Friday.  Canada is currently in 5th place and will need a strong performance on Friday to move up; New Zealand and South Africa currently share 3rd place with 10 points each.

On Friday Grace St-Germain will pair up with Michelle Kim for the team matches.  The Ottawa golfer and defending Canadian Junior Girls’ Golf Champion will take on New Zealand’s Julianne Alvarez in singles to close out the week of play.