Sept. 25, 2012
Stanford senior Sally Watson is representing her native 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 spanning September 27-30.
Watson, an honorable mention All-Pac-12 and first-team All-Pac-12 All-Academic selection in 2012, will be providing updates for gostanford.com throughout the event.
ANTAYA, Turkey - To be selected to represent Scotland at the World Golf Team Championships is a huge honor and one that I am very proud of. Although I have only been in Turkey for four days, already I can say that this week is going to rank at the top of my amateur golfing experiences.
First let me begin by mentioning my teammates, Laura Murray and Elidh Briggs. Before Sunday I did not know either of them very well, but the team atmosphere is amazing and full of energy. Everyone is very enthusiastic and simply thrilled to have the opportunity to compete in the top amateur competition in the world. Since Sunday we have been playing practice rounds over the two tournament courses - the Old and New Course at Gloria Golf Club. Both of the courses present a fair test that will reward good golf and penalize mishit shots, especially off the tee as some of the fairways on the new course are barely 15 yards wide!
Aside from practicing, we have been relaxing and participating in team activities at our incredible hotel including playing beach volleyball (albeit badly), jumping off the hotel pier into the Mediterranean Sea, and going down the hotel's three water slides. Tomorrow, we have our final practice round to prepare ourselves for the tournament and then the opening ceremony later at night.