Women's WATC Round 2 - News Release
Puerto Rico climbs up the leaderboard with better scores during Rd. 2
By Alberto C. Medina - PRGA Staff Writer
September 28, 2012 – Puerto Rico enjoyed an excellent second round Friday at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championships, climbing several spots on the leaderboard and getting into a good position to fight for a top-20 finish this weekend in Antalya, Turkey.
The Puerto Rican team followed up its first-round of +9 with a very welcome +1 on the second day of play, this time on the seemingly more favorable New Course at Gloria Golf Club. María Torres led the way once again with an impressive round of -1 that included two birdies and an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole, while Kyle Roig added her solid +2 to the aggregate score. Patricia García, the team’s third member, shot +3.
Now at +10, Puerto Rico improved from 34th to 27th place in one day and is currently second-best out of the eight Latin American teams competing in the event, behind only México and ahead of countries like Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina. Puerto Rico is also currently ahead of countries like Russia, the host nation, Turkey, and South Africa.
On the individual leaderboard, Torres, currently at +1, is tied for 29th place among the over 150 ladies representing their countries at the event.
South Korea, the defending champion, surged into the lead on Friday with a score of -8 and is currently dominating the competition with that same total score. Three countries are tied for second at -3: Germany, Canada, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
Play continues early Saturday for María, Kyle, and Patricia, who will once again be first off the tee back at the Old Course, starting at 7:30 a.m. (12:30 a.m. local time).
The Women's Championship wraps up on Sunday for the Women’s Championship before the men take center stage later that week.