Walshe Named to World Amateur Team

Aug. 13, 2008

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Former University of Arizona women's golfer Alison Walshe was one of the five players selected to represent the United States at the 2008 Women's World Amateur Team Championship, the United States Golf Association announced recently.

Joining Walshe on the squad will be Amanda Blumenherst and Tiffany Joh. Syndee Michaels and Tiffany Lua were named alternates, while Marcia Luigs will serve as the U.S. team captain.

The match will be played Oct. 8-11 at the Grange Golf Club's East and West Courses in Adelaide, Australia.

Walshe, a native of Westford, Mass., was a first-team All-American and an all-Pac-10 performer for the Wildcats in 2007-08. She posted a 72.50 stroke average last season, while 14 of her 34 rounds played were at par or better. Walshe finished 2007-08 as the eighth-rated golfer nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and posted three individual wins in 11 starts to go with eight top-10 finishes. She had seven rounds in the 60s with a low of 66 this year and was Arizona's top finisher in eight of those 11 tournament appearances.

In her last USGA appearances, Walshe was undefeated (4-0) in helping the United States win the 2008 Curtis Cup Match and made the cut at the 2008 U.S Women's Open.

The World Amateur Team Championship is determined by four days of stroke play. In each round, the two lowest scores from each team will constitute the team total for the round. The four-day total is the team score for the championship.

The U.S. last won the title in 1998 and has captured the event 13 times since 1966.

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