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Duo of Bama Women's Golfters to play at World Amateur Team Championship

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala.  – University of Alabama golfers Jennifer Kirby (Canada) and Stephanie Meadow (Northern Ireland) will compete in the 2012 Women's World Amateur Team Championship, which begins on Thursday, Sept. 27 and concludes on Sunday, Sept. 30.  

The four-day, 72-hole tournament will be 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.  

Consisting of over 125 countries, the International Golf Federation organizes the Women's World Amateur biennially in three different zones, with this year's tournament being held in the Europe-Africa zone. The 2012 edition of the Women's World Amateur marks the 25th anniversary and this year's tournament will feature a record-number of 53 teams competing for the team championship. 

In the last Women's World Amateur Team Championship in 2010, Korea took home the team championship by 17 strokes.  

Competing for her native Canada, senior Jennifer Kirby will play in her second-career World Amateur. In 2010, Kirby led Canada to a tie for 11th place. Stephanie Meadow is also competing for her home country of Northern Ireland.  

Jennifer Kirby will tee off Thursday at 7:50 CET on the New Course, while Stephanie Meadow tees off at 8:30 CET at the New Course.  

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Athletics Dept.

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