ADELAIDE, Australia (Jan. 11, 2015) — Team Canada’s Women’s Development Squad is geared up to showcase their talent on Monday morning (Australian Daylight Time) when foursome matches begin at The Grange Golf Club for the time-honoured Astor Trophy.
The Astor Trophy, first contested by the Ladies Golf Union in 1957, is contested once every four years between the Commonwealth nations. Participating this year, along with Canada, are teams from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and a combined squad from Great Britain and Ireland.
Each five-member team plays each other once in the morning with foursomes, followed by single matches in the afternoon. Total scores will be calculated following Friday’s final round to determine the winner. A Celebration Dinner will be conducted to close out the ceremony and honour the winner.
Ann Carroll, Canada’s Development Squad coach, leads Grace St. Germain (Ottawa), Naomi Ko (Victoria, B.C.), Jaclyn Lee (Calgary), Alisha Lau (Richmond, B.C.) and Michelle Kim (Surrey, B.C.) into overseas action for one of their first events as a new team.
Canada has their sights set on their third title in Astor Trophy history—they won previously in 1979 and 1987.