Aug. 22, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona women's golfer Laura Myerscough has been named to the 2002 United States Women's World Amateur team. Myerscough and two teammates will compete in the 2002 Women's World Amateur Team Championship, Oct. 16-19, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The selection continues an already busy summer schedule for Myerscough, a senior from Charleston, Ill. She recently led the United States to victory in the 2002 Curtis Cup competition, played in the U.S. Open and helped the University of Arizona to a runner-up finish at the 2002 NCAA Women's Golf Championships with a seventh-place individual finish. Also a member of the 2000 U.S. Women's World Amateur Team, Myerscough was runner-up at the 2000 U.S. Women's Amateur.
"It's quite an honor for Laura to be selected to the team," said Arizona head women's golf coach Greg Allen. "This will be her second appearance on the World Amateur Team and her third major international competition following the Curtis Cup earlier this summer. We couldn't be more proud to have her representing the United States."
Myerscough is joined on the squad by Emily Bastel and Becky Lucidi. Team USA will be captained by Mary Capouch. The Women's World Amateur Team Championship is conducted by the World Amateur Golf Council, which comprises national governing bodies of golf in 100 countries worldwide. The competition has been played every two years since 1964. The U.S., which finished 17th in 2000, has won the Espirito Santo Trophy a record 13 times.
The world champion is determined by four days of stroke play. A country may field a team of two or three players. The two lowest scores per round count towards the team total. The four-day total is the team's score for the championship. More than 40 teams are expected to participate in the event, which will be held at the Saujana Golf & Country Club.