BC Women Golfers At The Astor Cup
Team Canada’s Women’s Development Squad, including 3 players from BC, is geared up to showcase their talent at The Grange Golf Club for the time-honoured Astor Trophy.
Ann Carroll, Canada’s Development Squad coach, leads Grace St. Germain (Ottawa), Naomi Ko (Victoria, B.C.), Jaclyn Lee (Calgary), Alisha Lau (Richmond, B.C.) and Michelle Kim (Surrey, B.C.) into overseas action for one of their first events as a new team.
Canada has their sights set on their third title in Astor Trophy history—they won previously in 1979 and 1987.
Australia hit back superbly on day one of the Astor Trophy to snare a valuable win against Canada.
The visitors had gone to lunch with a 1.5-0.5 lead over Australia at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, thanks in part to a stunning run by Ottawa’s Grace St-Germain.
The Canadian junior girls champion holed out for eagle on the par-four third hole of the West Course, then backed it up with a hole-in-one on the eighth minutes later.
It gave her and Naomi Ko a 1-up victory over highly rated Australian pair Shelly Shin and Hannah Green in the first foursomes match.
And when Becky Kay and Gennai Goodwin halved their match against Jaclyn Lee and Alisha Lau, the match was in the balance.
But both Green and Shin hit back hard in the afternoon singles matches with incredible birdie barrages for resounding wins.
Green was six under when she beat St-Germain 5-&-3, while Shinn was three under when she dispatched Ko 5-&-4 to give the hosts back the upper hand.
Jaclyn Lee beat Kay 3-&-2 to square the match overall for Canada, but hometown favourite Jenny Lee and Goodwin each stood firm on their closing holes to record 1-up victories.
Canada has the day two bye.