LSU's Madelene Sagstrom
Photo by:Alan Poizner
Sagstrom Wraps Up Play at World Amateur
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Published: September 30, 2012, 06:19 PM (CT)
by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent), Sr. Associate SID

ANTALYA, Turkey - LSU sophomore golfer Madelene Sagstrom posted a counting round for Sweden for the fourth straight day as Sweden finished 13th in the 53-team field of the Women's World Amateur Team Championship at the Gloria Golf Club.

Sagstrom posted an even par round of 72 in the final round to finish the72-hole event at even par 288, good enough for a tie for 22nd place in a field of 157 individual golfers.

Sweden finished at 1-under in the final round and posted a 4-day total of 3-over 579 as teams with three players counted two scores each round. Sweden finished in a tie for 13th place.

The Republic of Korea, with a total of 13-under-par 563, won the title by three strokes, becoming the first team in 22 years to capture consecutive titles.

The last team to win in consecutive Espirito Santo Trophy competitions was the USA in 1988 and 1990. Korea won the 2010 WWATC in Argentina with a record-setting score of 546. The 2012 championship was its third gold medal as it took the title in 1996 as well.

Korea withstood a 7-under-par charge from Germany, which finished second, taking the silver medal at 566. Finland, which also shot seven under for the day, shared the bronze medal with Australia at 567.
It is Germany's second medal all-time and first since tying for silver in 1998. Finland won its first medal in the competition and Australia took its first medal since winning gold in 2002.

The United States finished in eighth place at 6-under 570.

 

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