Sept. 27, 2012
ANTALYA, Turkey - Alabama golfers Jennifer Kirby (Canada) and Stephanie Meadow (Ireland) began play at the 2012 Women's World Amateur Team Championship (WWATC) on Thursday with solid results.
Kirby, from Paris, Ontario, helped bolster a Canadian team that is tied for third after the first day of play. She was one of two counting scores for the three-player team from Canada, which is 1-under par and two shots off the lead of Sweden (-3, 141). Kirby is tied for 16th individually while her teammate Brooke Henderson is tied for 12th after a 71.
Meadow, from Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, carded a 3-over 75 in the first round and counted toward the Irish score of 1-over-par 145. Ireland is tied for 14th position, four strokes off the lead. Meadow is tied for 52nd individually.
The four-day, 72-hole tournament is hosted by the Turkish Golf Federation in cooperation with the International Golf Federation in Antalya, Turkey, at the Gloria Golf Club's par-72, 6,203-yard Old Course and the par-72, 6,197-yard New Course.
Both Kirby and Meadow will play their second round on the Old Course on Friday.
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