Aug. 21, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Sally Watson has been selected to represent Scotland in the 2012 Women's World Amateur Team Championship in Antaya, Turkey. The four-day event includes daily rounds on one of Gloria Golf Club's two courses, for a 72-hole stroke play event to be held September 27-30.
Emerging from a proposed match between the U.S. and France in 1964 and played every two years, the 2010 championship was captured by Korea. Three golfers represent each country with the total of the two lowest scores for each round comprising each round's team score. The four-day total is the total team score for the event.
This will be Watson's second World Amateur Team Championship appearance. She represented Scotland in the 2010 event, carding counting rounds on all four days of competition to lead her team to a tie for 28th.
"Sally's selection to the Scottish team is a huge honor for her," said Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf Anne Walker. "Anytime you can represent your country, you're competing at the highest level and you've been recognized as the best of the best. Being recognized a second time is a reflection of Sally's ability to maintain a high level of play over time."
For Walker, the impact of Watson's selection extends far beyond the impact on one player.
"During my time at Cal, I coached kids who competed in the World Amateur, and they always came back to school more mature, both as golfers and people. Sharing the experience with your team to help them grow and the ability to show potential recruits that Stanford combines the best of athletics and academics is great for the future of the program."
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