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Kang, de Gannes Continue Play at World Amateur Team Championship

Martine de Gannes (USGA/John Mummert) Martine de Gannes (USGA/John Mummert)

Oct. 22, 2010

MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine's Danielle Kang and Martine de Gannes are now through three rounds at the Women's World Amateur Team Championship in Argentina.

Kang (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake HS) and her two U.S. teammates are still in second place overall but the gap between them and Korea has widened to 13 strokes (407-420). Kang, Jessica Korda and Cydney Clanton all shot 1-over 73s on Friday. Kang, a sophomore at Pepperdine, posted four birdies during her round.

De Gannes, the team captain for Trinidad & Tobago, shot a 78 on Friday as her team moved into a tie for 41st place at 459.

The fourth and final round is on Saturday (Oct. 22).

On the individual scoreboard, Kang (70-73-73=216) is tied for 24th and de Gannes (79-71-78=228) is tied for 93rd.

Conducted by the International Golf Federation, which comprises national governing bodies of golf in more than 120 countries, the Women's World Amateur Team Championship is a biennial international amateur competition, which is rotated among three geographic zones: Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe-Africa. This year the event is hosted by the Asociacion Argentina de Golf. The teams play for the Espirito Santo Trophy.

Each team has two or three players and plays 18 holes of stroke play for four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores by players from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72 holes) total is the team's score for the championship.



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