Golfer Christine Wong Set To Play At World Amateur
Oct. 19, 2010
Aztec sophomore golfer Christine Wong (Richmond, B.C.) will take some time off from her collegiate schedule at San Diego State to take part in the 24th Women's World Amateur Team Championships, Oct. 20-23, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Wong is one of three golfers who were selected to represent Canada at the biennial event, which is taking place at both the Buenos Aires and Olivos Golf Clubs, Oct. 20-23.
A record 53 countries comprised of three-person teams will play 72 total holes of stroke play with the best two scores counting each day toward the team total. Each squad will play a different course for the first two days of competition and having completed the second round, teams are then reorganized on account of scores and will play the remaining two days on each course. The winner of the four-day event will take home the prestigious Espirito Santo Trophy.
On Wednesday, Wong will be paired with Italy's Alessandra Averna and Iceland's Tinna Johannsdottir and will tee off from the first hole at 11:20 a.m. local time. The 2010 MWC Freshman of the Year will then play alongside the Czech Republic's Adela Cejnarova and Korea's Jung-Eun Han for Thursday's second round.
Canada finished runner-up in 1966 and 1978 and also tied for second in 2004, but has yet to take home top spot honors. In the most recent Women's World Amateur in 2008, Canada finished fourth, while Sweden took home the title. Live results for all four days will be available on golfstat.com.
Wong's teammates back in San Diego, meanwhile, will conclude their 2010 fall campaign without her as the Aztecs travel to the Boulder Creek Country Club in Nevada for the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, Oct. 25-27.