Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report :
|Scotland's trio of national champion Laura Murray (Alford), California student Sally Watson (Elie and Earlsferry) and Kilmacolm's Eilidh Briggs made a low-key start to the women's world amateur team golf championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy in Turkey today (Thursday).|
The two par-72 courses at Gloria Golf Club, Antalya were used. Eilidh and Sally had 77s apiece while Laura returned an 80. All three played their opening round of the 72-hole stroke-play championship over the No 2 course.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) had birdies at the third and eighth but cancelled them out with a double bogey 5 at the short seventhy and other shots dropped at the first, fourth, 11th, 15th and 18th.
Watson did not have any birdies. She played the par-3 holes badly, running up a double bogey 5 at the short seventh and 4s at the short 10th and short 15th. She also bogeyed the 15th.
Murray also had a birdie-less day in the sunshine. She had a double bogey 5 at the short second and single shots dropped at the first, third, fifth,12th, 14th and 15th.
The Scots were not alone in their disappointment.
Curtis Cup star Amy Boulden (Conwy), the Welsh champion and Helen Holm Trophy winner at Troon this year, marked up a nine-over-par 81 while England's Charley Hull had a 75 and top-10 world ranked Georgia Hall a 76.
Leading the field are Sweden's Daniela Holmqvist (Sweden) with a three-under 69 on the Gloria No 1 course and Becky Harries (Wales) with a three-under 69 on the No 2 course. Becky was four under par in a purple patch of eight holes from the sixth to the 14th.
WOMEN'S WORLD AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Gloria Golf Club, Antalya, Turkey
GLORIA NO 1 COURSE
Par 72. Length: 5,665metres
69 Daniela Holmqvist (Swe)
70 Minjee Lee (Aus), Leona Maguire (Ire), Katja Pogacar (Slovenia).
71 Celine Boutier (Fra), Krista Puisite (Lat), Brooke Henderson (Can), Katerina Ruzickova (Cze)
72 Luz Cangrejo (Colo), Jennifer Kirby (Can), Jo Ee Kok (Sin), Omnicha Konsunthea (Tha), Nina Pegova (Rus), Mara Puisite (Lat), Madelene Sagstrom (Swe), Karolina Vickova (Cze), Amelia Young (Sing).
75 Stephanie Meadow (Ire)
81 Paula Grant (Ire)
GLORIA NO 2 COURSE
Par 72. Length 5670metres
69 Becky Harries (Wal)
70 Camilloa Hedberg (Spa), Kotone Hori (Ja),
Lydia Ko (NZ), Nicole Larssen (Den), Lisa McCloskey (US)
71 Fanny Cnops (Bel)
72 Krista Bakker (Fin), Hyo-Joo Kim (SKo), Karolin Lampert (Ger), Sophia Popov (Ger).
75 Charley Hull (Eng), Emily Taylor (Eng)
76 Georgia Hall (Eng)
77 Eilidh Briggs (Sco), Sally Watson (Sco)
80 Laura Murray (Sco), Chloe Williams (Wal)
81 Amy Boulden (Wal).
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