James To Compete In Women's World Amateur Team Championship
Sept. 26, 2012
NC State sophomore golfer Augusta James will represent her native Canada at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship starting on Thursday at the Gloria Golf Club in Antalya, Turkey.
Joining James on the Canadian squad is Alabama senior Jennifer Kirby and prep player Brooke Henderson. James and her teammates are scheduled to tee off in the first three groups of Thursday’s opening round.
The Bath, Ontario native and her fellow squad members were selected for the competition through a criteria established by Golf Canada, which oversees the development and growth of the sport in the country.
The criteria includes being on the Order of Merit, evaluation of two years of player results prior to the international competition, head-to-head competition in the women’s amateur championship, provincial amateur championship and other comparable event rankings and other player performance standards.
James and her Wolfpack teammates opened the fall portion their schedule with a seventh-place finish at the Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C. James led the NC State charge with an even-par, 216 including firing a low round of 70 on the opening day.
As a freshman, she compiled a team-best five top-10 finishes including sharing medalist honors with teammate Brittany Marchand at the Sir Cards Pizza Challenge. James also helped the Pack earn its first-ever bid to the NCAA Championships, where she finished 10th and assisted the squad to a 13th-place showing.
The four-day, 72-hole tournament runs through Sunday. Scoring updates can be found at Golfstat.com.