Golf Australia last Friday selected the team to play in the 2012 World Amateur Team Championship to be held in Turkey.
The three Australian team members are Whitney Hillier, Breanna Elliott and Min Jee Lee.
The Espirito Santo Trophy is played every two years and the defending country is South Korea who won the tournament in convincing fashion by 17 strokes from the USA and all three Koreans filled the top three spots in the individual section. The Australian team trailed by 34 strokes and finished in 15th spot.
In the last team event that Korea and Australia competed in 2012 (Queen Sirikit) the Aussies finished 27 strokes behind so have an uphill task to close the gap on paper.
On present form though the Aussies present form is good. All three qualified for the match play section in the US Women’s Amateur Championship this month and Whitney was the Medalist in the Trans-American Amateur and Breanna the Trans-American Amateur. Min Jee last month became the 1st Australian to win the prestigious US Junior Championship.
So with all girls in good form leading up to the tournament an improved result from 2010 is on the cards.
PTGC student Whitney has had a good year in 2012 winning the two biggest stroke play events Lake Macquarie and Riversdale Cup, the Malaysian Women’s Amateur and with making the Australian Team has another goal crossed off the list that she and my co-director Lawrie Montague had put in place at the start of 2012.
Which shows in no uncertain terms if you have clarity of where your destination (Goal) is you can take the most direct route.
Well done Whitney and best wishes from all at PTGC at the 1st stage of the LPGA Tour School in Florida next week.
David Milne and Lawrie Montague - Pro Tour Golf College