ANTALYA, Turkey -
Junior Katerina Ruzickova and sophomore Patricia Garcia have been selected by
the Czech Republic and Puerto Rico, respectively, to represent their country as
they compete at the 25th Women's World Amateur Team Championships
The three-day event, which
begins Thursday and runs through Sunday, features 157 players, representing 53
countries. Ruzickova and Garcia will each be competing in their first tournament of
The championship will take
place on the old and new courses at the Gloria Golf Resort in Antalya, Turkey,
and consists of 72-hole stroke play. The "Old" Championship Golf Course is
18-holes, par-72, 6,759 yards, while the "New" Championship Golf Course is a
6,823 yard, par-72 with four lakes and 67 bunkers. In 2010, the last time the
tournament was held, South Korea brought home the Women's Espirito Santo
Trophy, winning by an astounding 17 strokes.
Highly ranked and notable
golfers competing in the championships this year are Hyo Joo Kim (Korea; ranked
third by Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings), Georgia Hall (England; ranked
fourth), Minjee Lee (Australia; ranked sixth), Charley Hull (England; ranked
ninth) and Breanna Elliot (Australia; ranked tenth).
Last season for Texas
A&M, Ruzickova brought home All-America honors and ranked first on the team
with a 73.48 average score while Garcia was third with a 75.53 average score.
The Aggies will return to
action on Oct. 5-7 as they compete in the NCAA Fall Preview in Athens, Ga.