Laura Myerscough Falls to 26th Place At World Amateur Championships

Oct. 17, 2002

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Arizona golfer Laura Myerscough shot 5-over-par 78 Thursday to fall into a tie for 26th place after round two of the Women's World Amateur Team Championship.

Myerscough is competing for the United States team which stands in eighth place after 36 holes of the 72-hole tournament. The Americans trail tournament leader Thailand by nine strokes. Thailand posted its second straight subpar round Thursday to stand at 8-under-par after two rounds.

A senior from Charleston, Ill., Myerscough had a rough start in Thursday's round as she made bogeys on three of the first eight holes before rebounding with eight straight pars.

The Women's World Amateur Team Championship is being 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, opens play Friday at the Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif.

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