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Lau Named To 2021 Golf Canada Women’s Amateur Squad

Nov 20, 2020
Alisha Lau

Golf Canada Release

OAKVILLE, Ontario — University of Colorado junior Alisha Lau has been named to the 2021 Golf Canada Women's Amateur Squad.
Lau, a Richmond, British Columbia, native, is one of seven women to earn a spot on the amateur squad. This her first year on the amateur team after being a member of Team Canada's Junior Girl's Squad in 2015.
"I'm super excited to be a part of the team for 2021," she said. "It's a big honour being able to represent Canada."
CU Associate Head Coach and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Brent Franklin has spent a lot of time working with Lau on her game during the last few seasons.
"I think it's a wonderful achievement for Alisha to be recognized by her country for her hard work and dedication," he said. "She has talent and has worked hard to develop it!"
Colorado Head Coach Anne Kelly is also very proud of Lau, knowing how much hard work she has put in throughout the last four years with the Buffs.
"We are really happy and proud of Alisha being named to the Canadian National team," she said. "Alisha has worked very hard on her game and worked hard with our trainer, Chris DeCarlo, to overcome injuries to reach this point in her career. During her time at CU, she has grown and matured as a person and player. Her membership on the Canadian team will give her opportunities to play at top amateur events and represent her country, which I know means so much to her."
Before the 2019-20 season ended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lau ranked second on the team with a 73.62 stroke average through 21 rounds. She led the Buffs at three tournaments, The Molly (222), Pac-12 Preview (219) and The Rebel Beach Invitational (220). Her best finish of the season was at The Molly where she tied for ninth. Overall Lau had five top-20 finishes during the season.
"I got off to a good start last season and was finally finding some footing in my game after recovering from surgery before the season abruptly ended," Lau explained. "With Covid, we didn't get to finish the season off which was disappointing. But there's going to be many opportunities coming up and I can't wait to get the season started. I wouldn't be here without my coach (Anne Kelly) and Brent (Franklin). Especially our athletic trainer Chris (DeCarlo)! It's been a journey back from surgery and without him, I wouldn't be where I am!"