NORTHERN IRELAND, U.K. – Team Canada’s Women’s Amateur Squad is ramping up to take on the strong international field at the 112th Ladies’ British Amateur from Jun. 9–13 at the Portstewart Golf Club.
The format consists of two stroke-play qualifying rounds, followed by sudden-death match-play for the top 64 participants. The 18-hole finale will take place Saturday morning.
All members of Team Canada’s Women’s Amateur Squad will fly the flag at Portstewart. Elizabeth Tong (Thornhill, Ont.) drew the earliest tee-off for the Canucks, slated to kick things off at 1:16 p.m. BST. Maddie Szeryk, a dual-citizen of Canada and the U.S. is next in line, drawing the 2:11 p.m. slot. Team Canada veterans Jennifer Ha (Calgary) and Brittany Marchand (Orangeville, Ont.) tee-it-up at 2:44 p.m. and 3:06 p.m. respectively.
Marchand, 22, is the only member of the team to have played in the event before—she made it to the round of 32 back in 2012.
The Canadian quartet will have the luck of the Irish on their side, provided by Head Coach and hometown Irish native, Tristan Mullally.
“We’re very excited to be playing in this event—the course is in great shape and although the conditions are unfamiliar to the girls they have prepared very well,” said the PGA of Canada class ‘A’ member. “It’s a special for me being back in my home country, but I’m here to help the girls play the best they can and that’s where our focus is.”
Live scoring will be available here.