Oct. 19, 2002
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Arizona golfer Laura Myerscough shot 7-over-par 80 Saturday to finish tied for 21st place at the Women's World Amateur Team Championship.
Myerscough is competed for the United States team, which finished in fifth place of the 72-hole tournament. The Americans shot an even 584 and fell to Australia who shot a 6-under 578. Australia tied Thailand after 72 holes and won the tie brake by virtue of the lowest third player score in the final round.
A senior from Charleston, Ill., Myerscough once again had a rough start in Saturday's round as she scored a double bogey on the opening hole and had five more bogeys on the front nine. She regained her composure on the back nine shooting even par. Myerscough finished the tournament with a 5-over par (297).
The Women's World Amateur Team Championship was conducted at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Arizona men's golfer Ricky Barnes will participate in the men's championship, which will be played Oct. 24-27 at the same site.
Sponsored by the World Amateur Golf Council, which comprises national governing bodies of golf in more than 90 countries, the World Amateur Team Championship is a biennial international amateur golf competition which is rotated among three geographic zones: Australasian, American and European-African.
The top-rated Arizona women's golf team, sans Myerscough, is currently competing at the Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif.