Laura Myerscough Stands Seventh at World Amateur Golf Championship

Oct. 18, 2002

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - University of Arizona women's golfer Laura Myerscough fired a five-under-par 68 Friday and moved into a tie for seventh place after three rounds of the Women's World Amateur Team Championship at Saujana Golf & Country Club.

Myerscough's 68, which was the low round of the day in the field of 114, moved her 19 slots up the leaderboard into a tie for seventh place. Her 54-hole total of 217 (-2) is just two strokes off the lead of Mexico's Violeta Retamoza and Thailand's Naree Song Wongluekiet, who are tied at 215 (-4) heading into Saturday's final round.

Her efforts helped Team USA move into fifth place in the team standings with a three-round total of 435 (-3). The U.S. trails tournament-leader Thailand by five strokes with 18 holes to play. Spain (431), Australia (433) and Germany (433) occupy second through fourth places.

A senior from Charleston, Ill., Myerscough blistered the Saujana Golf & Country Club's Bunga Raya Course with her five-under 68. Standing one-over par through four holes Thursday, Myerscough played the last 14 holes at seven-under par, including holes 12-16 where she collected four birdies in five holes.

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.

University of Arizona men's golfer Ricky Barnes will participate in the Men's World Amateur Team Championship, which will be played Oct. 24-27 at the same site.

The top-ranked Arizona women's golf team returns to action today at the Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif.

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