News & ToursOctober 7, 2008

College season goes 'Down Under'

The World Amateur Team Championship starting this week in Australia have the college season running in place for a few days. Several teams, particularly on the women's side of things, have open spots on their schedules as their top players compete for their countries.

Here's a look at just who is "on leave" this week, participating in the Women's WATC at Grange GC in Adelaide, Australia in hopes of winning the Espirito Santo Trophy. Arizona State has five players 'Down Under', while Oklahoma State has three and California, Purdue, USC, UCLA and UNLV each have two.

Argentina

Martina Gavier, Kent State

Austria

Stefanie Endstrasser, USC

Bermuda

Ebonie Burgess, Bethune Cookman

Canada

Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, Purdue

Stephanie Sherlock, Denver

Chile

Macarena Silva, Florida State

Colombia

Maria Jose Uribe, UCLA

Juliana Murcia, Arizona State

Denmark

Therese Koelbaek, UNLV

England

Jodi Ewart, New Mexico

Germany

Pia Halbig, California

Thea Hoffmeister, Purdue

Caroline Masson, Oklahoma State

Italy

Giulia Molinaro, Arizona State*

Mexico

Diana Cantu, Tennessee

Alejandra Llaneza, Arizona

New Zealand

Cathryn Bristow, Oregon

Natasha Krishna, UNLV

Norway

Rachel Raastad, TCU

Amalie Valle, LSU

Puerto Rico

Lydia Benitez Colon, Michigan

Scotland

Krystle Caithness, Georgia

Roseanne Niven, California

Slovakia

Victoria Tomko, Central Florida

South Africa

Iliska Verwey, Georgia State

Spain

Carlota Ciganda, Arizona State*

Belen Mozo, USC

Azahara Munoz, Arizona State

Sweden

Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State

Anna Nordqvist, Arizona State

Pernilla Lindberg, Oklahoma State

United States

Amanda Blumenherst, Duke

Tiffany Joh, UCLA

** starts playing in January*

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