#ASunWGolf Update: Lescudier Set to Play for Team France

Friday, June 21, 2013

MACON, Ga. - A-Sun Player of the Year Ines Lescudier has been tabbed to play for France in the European Ladies Amateur Team Championship, July 9-13,  serving as the latest highlight during a busy summer for A-Sun women's golfers.

Lescudier will be a member of the French national team that will compete in the European Ladies Amateur Team Championship that is scheduled for July 9-13 at the Fulford Golf Club in Yorkshire, England. Lescudier was one of six players named to the team that include several top golfers who are competing collegiately in the United States. The squad also is comprised of Celine Boutier (Duke), Manon Gidali (Arizona), Alexandra Bonetti (TCU), Justine Dreher (South Carolina) and Ariane Provot. Laure Castelain (Florida State) is the first reserve to the team.
Boutier was the mathematical selection to the team based on her standing in the World Amateur Golf Ranking’s top 50. Lescudier and the remainder of the individuals were named to the team following the completion of last week’s Ladies British Open Amateur Championship.
Lescudier had a strong showing in the event as she advanced to the quarterfinals of match play, posting a first-round 7&6 victory over Abi Laker (England) and defeating Lauren Hillier (Wales), 2&1. The Marseille, France native’s run came to an end in Friday’s quarterfinal round when she fell 4&3 to Emma Carberry (England).  
The European Ladies Amateur Team Championship, presented by the European Golf Association, is a 20-team event that includes squads from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales. All teams play a stroke play qualifying round on each of the first two days with their best five scores counting on each day. The top eight teams qualify for the quarterfinals and advance to match play to decide the medals. The remaining teams play in the second flight to decide their overall place.

US Women's Amateur Public Links Hosts Five A-Sun Women's Golfers

Four current A-Sun women's golfers and one former player participated in the 2013 US Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, held June 17-22 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla. Mercer's Lacey Fears, Kennesaw State's Kaew Preamchuen, and Stetson's Mallory Viera and Sammi Smith were current A-Sun golfers in the WAPL field. Former Hatter Lauren Cate also participated.

Fears and Viera advanced into the match play portion of the tournament, along with Cate. Fears and Cate shot identical rounds of 72 and 75 (147, +3) to tie for 17th after the first two rounds, while Viera advanced with rounds of 78 and 73 (151, +7) to tie for 45th. Fears fell 5&4 in her first match, and Viera dropped her match 5&3. Cate also fell in her first match 2&1.

Preamchuen (78-77/155, T-77th) and Smith (82-74/156) finished below the cut line of 153 (+9) and did not advance into match play.


The 111th North and South Amateur (Women's) Championship, Pinehurst No. 2, July 15-20

Jacksonville's Natalie Schmett and Christina Paulsen will be playing in the 111th North and South Amateur Championship at the famed Pinehurst No. 2 course. Two years after the Men's Championship began in 1900, the Women's Championship was born and now celebrates its 111th year. It has become one of the most sought after women's amateur titles and routinely displays the talents of players who are seen competing on the LPGA. Read more about the history of the North & South Amateur Championships here.

Entries are open to female amateur golfers who have a handicap index of 5.0 or less. The championship format includes three rounds of stroke play followed by four rounds of match play. The 132-player field will be cut to the low 60 and ties following the second round. The final 60 players and ties will compete for the 16 player match play field and medalist honors. All stroke play rounds will be contested on Pinehurst No. 4. The top 16 players who qualify for match play will compete on Pinehurst No. 2 playing two rounds a day until our champion is determined.

FSGA Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship, The Forest Country Club in Ft. Myers, July 12-14

FGCU's Briana Carlson will join the field at the FSGA Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship, played on the Bear Course at The Forest Country Club in Ft. Myers. Carlson played in five events for the Eagles, posting a 79.90 stroke average. She also posted a pair of top-20 finishes, including her season best of ninth (+3) at the A-Sun Championship.

The famed Bear Course has been home to the U.S. Open Qualifier and Florida Match Play Championship, and is ranked by GOLFWEEK Magazine as one of Florida’s Top 25 Most Distinctive Courses.

The Women's Stroke Play Championship will not use any handicaps and will be played at one approximate yardage of 6,000 yards. The format is
54 Holes of individual Stroke Play, and flights will be established after 36 holes of stroke play. 

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