Canadian Women Off To Slow Start At World Amateur

Team Canada struggling early in Mexico
Team Canada struggling early in Mexico

Team Canada is off to a slow start at the 27th Women’s World Amateur Team Championships (WWATC).

The Canadian squad of Madeline Szeryk (ON), Naomi Ko (BC) and Josee Doyon (QC) are tied for 23rd place after round one in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Szeryk posted the low round of the trio with a 72 (+2) while Ko was one higher. Doyon turned in a 78. Only the top two scores count toward the team total.

Sisters Morgane and Kim Metraux, shot 68 and 69, respectively, for a 7-under-par total of 137 to propel Switzerland to a one-stroke lead over the Republic of Korea.

The team’s score of 137 on the par 72, 6,295-yard/5,752-meter Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club ties for the third-lowest first-round score in championship history.

In third position at 142, five strokes behind Switzerland was Japan. Nasa Hatoaka and Hina Arakaki both shot 1-under 71.

The Women’s World Amateur Team Championship is a biennial international amateur competition conducted by the International Golf Federation (IGF), which comprises 147 national governing bodies in 141 countries and 22 professional members.

The competition, which is being held for the 27th time, is rotated among three geographic zones: Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe-Africa. This year’s event is hosted by the Mexican Golf Federation. The teams play for the Espirito Santo Trophy.

The IGF is the international federation for golf for the International Olympic Committee and conducted the Olympic golf competition in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.

On the top 10 team scoring list, The People’s Republic of China was fourth at 1-under 143, followed by Mexico, the host country in fifth at even-par 144. Thailand was sixth at 145. Tied for seventh at 146 were Austria, Chinese Taipei, Ireland and USA.  Australia, Ecuador, England, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and Puerto Rico were tied for 11th at 148.

For complete results, visit www.igfgolf.org.

RIVERIA MAYA, Mexico — Results of Wednesday’s first round of the 2016 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship played at the par 72, 6,295-yard/5,752-meter Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club (M) and the par 72, 6,167-yard/5,637-meter Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club (I).

1.Switzerland (SUI) – 137 (-7) M

Morgane Metraux 68

Kim Metraux 69

Azelia Meichtry 73

2.Republic of Korea (KOR) – 138 (-6) I

Hyun kyung Park 68

Hye jin Choi 70

Min ji Park 74

3.Japan (JPN) – 142 (-2) M

Nasa Hataoka 71

Hina Arakaki 71

Yumi Matsubara 74

4.People’s Republic of China (CHN) – 143 (-1) M

Wenbo Liu 71

Yifan Ji 72

Shan Pan 79

5.Mexico (MEX) – 144 (Even) M

Isabella Fierro 71

Maria Fassi 73

Ana Paula Valdes 80

6.Thailand (THA) – 145 (+1) I

Kanyalak Preedasuttijit 71

Manuschaya Zeemakorn 74

Pajaree Anannarukarn 74

T7.Austria (AUT) – 146 (+2) M

Leonie Bettel 73

Ines Fendt 73

Emma Spitz 75

T7.Ireland (IRL) – 146 (+2) M

Leona Maguire 72

Olivia Mehaffey 74

Annabel Wilson 80

T7.Taipei, Chinese (TPE) – 146 (+2) M

Jo-Hua Hung 71

Ya-Chun Chang 75

Ching-Tzu Chen 78

T7.United States of America (USA) – 146 (+2) M

Katelyn Dambaugh 72

Mariel Galdiano 74

Andrea Lee 74

T11.Australia (AUS) – 147 (+3) M

Robyn Choi 73

Hannah Green 74

Karis Davidson 75

T11.Ecuador (ECU) – 147 (+3) M

Daniela Darquea 71

Anika Veintemilla 76

Coralia Arias 82

T11.England (ENG) – 147 (+3) M

Meghan MacLaren 73

Alice Hewson 74

Gemma Clews 78

T11.Italy (ITA) – 147 (+3) M

Bianca Fabrizio 71

Carlotta Ricolfi 76

Laura Lonardi 77

T11.New Zealand (NZL) – 147 (+3) I

Wenyung Keh 72

Chantelle Cassidy 75

Julianne Alvarez 77

T11.Norway (NOR) – 147 (+3) I

Renate Hjelle Grimstad 70

Stina Resen 77

Marthe Wold 84

T11.Puerto Rico (PUR) – 147 (+3) M

Maria F. Torres 70

Valeria Sofia Pacheco 77

Yudika Ann Rodriguez 82

T18.Czech Republic (CZE) – 148 (+4) I

Karolina Vlckova 74

Katerina Vlasinova 74

Kristyna Frydlova 82

T18.Hong Kong, China (HKG) – 148 (+4) M

Tiffany Chan 71

Michelle Cheung 77

Mimi Ho 78

T18.Paraguay (PAR) – 148 (+4) I

Maria Fernanda Escauriza 74

Sofia Garcia 74

Milagros Chaves 79

T18.South Africa (RSA) – 148 (+4) M

Cara Gorlei 74

Ivanna Samu 74

Kaleigh Telfer 79

T18.Sweden (SWE) – 148 (+4) M

Linnea Strom 74

Emma Henrikson 74

Frida Gustafsson Spang 80

T23.Brazil (BRA) – 149 (+5) I

Luiza Altmann 73

Clara Teixeira 76

Lauren Grinberg 78

T23.Canada (CAN) – 149 (+5) M

Madeline Szeryk 74

Naomi Ko 75

Josee Doyon 78

T23.Netherlands (NED) – 149 (+5) M

Dewi Weber 73

Roos Haarman 76

Zhen Bontan 77

T26.Finland (FIN) – 150 (+6) I

Matilda Castren 74

Emily Pentilla 76

Daniella Barrett 77

T26.Germany (GER) – 150 (+6) I

Sophie Hausmann 74

Esther Henseleit 76

Antonia Eberhard 77

T28.Colombia (COL) – 151 (+7) M

Silvia Garces 72

Cynthia Diaz 79

Laura Sojo 81

T28.Denmark (DEN) – 151 (+7) M

Puk Lyng Thomsen 73

Marie Lund-Hansen 78

Malene Kroelboell Hansen 80

T28.Spain (ESP) – 151 (+7) M

Maria Parra 75

Harang Lee 76

Luna Sobron 78

T31.France (FRA) – 152 (+8) M

Agathe Laisne 76

Mathilda Cappeliez 76

Pauline Roussin-Bouchard 85

T31.Peru (PER) – 152 (+8) M

Lucia Gutierrez 76

Maria Salinas Valle 76

Micaela Farah 79

33.Belgium (BEL) – 153 (+9) I

Leslie Cloots 76

Clarisse Louis 77

Diane Baillieux 78

34.India (IND) – 154 (+10) M

Gaurika Bishnoi 75

Diksha Dagar 79

Tvesa Malik 82

T35.Iceland (ISL) – 156 (+12) I

Berglind Bjornsdottir 77

Signy Arnorsdottir 79

Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir 79

T35.Scotland (SCO) – 156 (+12) I

Jessica Meek 76

Rachael Taylor 80

Connie Jaffrey 81

T35.Turkey (TUR) – 156 (+12) I

Selin Timur 76

Tugce Erden 80

Sena Ersoy 82

T38.Slovakia (SVK) – 157 (+13) M

Laila Hrindova 78

Lea Klimentova 79

Natalia Heckova 80

T38.Slovenia (SLO) – 157 (+13) M

Katja Pogacar 78

Ana Belac 79

Nastja Banovec 85

T38.Venezuela (VEN) – 157 (+13) I

Stephanie Gellini 78

Valentina Gilly 79

Nicole Ferre 80

T38.Wales (WAL) – 157 (+13) I

Chloe Williams 78

Megan Lockett 79

Katherine O’Connor 83

42.Poland (POL) – 158 (+14) I

Dorota Zalewska 78

Nastasia Kossacky 80

Dominika Gradecka 85

T43.Argentina (ARG) – 159 (+15) M

Ela Anacona 78

Agustina Zeballos 81

Magdalena Simmermacher 83

T43.Chile (CHI) – 159 (+15) I

Maria Jose Hurtado 75

Isidora Nilsson 84

Natalia Villavicencio 88

T43.Guatemala (GUA) – 159 (+15) I

Valeria Mendizabal 79

Lucia Polo 80

Pilar Echeverra 85

T43.Morocco (MAR) – 159 (+15) I

Ines Laklalech 79

Lina Belmati 80

Houria El Abbadi 81

T43.Russian Federation (RUS) – 159 (+15) I

Sofia Anokhina 78

Sofya Morozova 81

Vera Markevich 84

48.Uruguay (URU) – 162 (+18) I

Sofia Garcia Austt 80

Priscilla Schmid 82

Manuela Barros 82

T49.Bolivia (BOL) – 165 (+21) I

Michelle Ledermann 82

Daniela Siles 83

T49.Latvia (LAT) – 165 (+21) I

Anna Diana Svanka 78

Laila Forstmane 87

51.Guam (GUM) – 172 (+28) I

Rachael Peterson 83

Kristin Oberiano 89

Rose Tarpley 92

52.Ukraine (UKR) – 173 (+29) I

Elvira Rastvortseva 85

Anna Avdieieva 88

Daria Horokhovska 99

53.Bulgaria (BUL) – 174 (+30) I

Sofia Seldemirova 85

Ivana Simeonova 89

Stefani Skokanska 95

54.Costa Rica (CRC) – 183 (+39) I

Daniela Baudrit 91

Ximena Montealegre 92

Pamela Calderon 95

55.Tunisia (TUN) – 185 (+41) I

Kenza Ladhari 84

Hadia Mansouri 101

Nour Ben Cherif 115