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Women's WATC Round 1 - News Release

Women's WATC/ Round 1

Puerto Rico on 34th after first round at WATC
by Alberto C. Medina - PRGA Staff Writer

(September 27, 2012) - The Puerto Rican National team had a solid start but left room for improvement after the first round of the 2012 Women's World Amateur Team Championship being held in Antalya, Turkey.

María Torres shot +2, while Kyle Roig and Patricia García shot +7, each, for an aggregate score of +9. That puts Puerto Rico in 34th place out of the 53 nations competing for the Espirito Santo Trophy, above countries like Brasil, host nation Turkey, and South Africa; and 4th out of the eight Latin American nations represented at the event.

Sweden a two-time WATC champion, is the current leader at -3 due to a fantastic performance from Daniela Holmqvist, who posted that same score. In second place at -2, Latvia has been the early surprise of the tournament, while Spain, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, and the Czech Republic share third place at -1.

Torres was the standout player for Puerto Rico in the first round, and she is currently 41st on the individual leaderboard. She was the only golfer on the team to score more than one birdie and avoid any double-bogeys on the Old Course at Gloria Golf Club.

Tomorrow, an action for the Puerto Rican ladies will shift to the New Course. Torres, Roig and García will be first off the tee starting at 7:30 a.m. (12:30 a.m. local time), paired with Wales and Malaysia, who are currently in 22nd and 35th place, respectively.

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