Wednesday October 3, 2012
Malaysian women golfers finish 25th
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia overcame opening day jitters to finish 25th in the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey, on Sunday.
It was the best ever finish by a Malaysian team in the biennial tournament, which is also known as the Espirito Santo Trophy.
The trio of Kelly Tan, Aretha Pan and Iman Nordin tied with Hong Kong on a four-day aggregate of 14-over 590 (154-145-143-148).
The two lowest scores were taken into account daily and Kelly was the best performer for Malaysia as she had a share of 33rd place in the individual contest with a four-over 292 (75-74-68-75). Malaysia’s best finish prior to this was 29th in 2000 and 2002.
South Korea won the tournament with a 13-under 563, becoming the first team in 22 years to capture consecutive titles.
The last team to do so was the United States in 1988 and 1990.
Germany took the silver medal on 566 while Finland shared the bronze with Australia at 567 in the 53-nation tournament.
The Malaysian men open their campaign for the Eisenhower Trophy tomorrow.
The team comprises Malaysian Amateur Open champion Gavin Kyle Green, Low Khai Jei and Arie Fauzi.