Skaug Set To Play In Women's World Amateur Team Championships
Sept. 26, 2012
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina freshman golfer Nicoline Engstroem Skaug has been selected to participate in the 2012 Women's World Amateur Team Championships, which begin Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 30 in Antalya, Turkey. The four-day event, which comprises the national governing bodies of more than 125 countries, will be played at the Gloria Golf Club (Old and New Courses).
Engstroem Skaug will represent her home country of Norway and is joined on the Norwegian Team by Marita Engzelius, a recent graduate of Conference USA member Tulsa and first-team all-conference selection in 2012, and Tonje Daffinrud, a junior at the University of Denver.
"We are very excited for Nicoline in representing her country in the World Amateur Team Championship," said ECU Head Coach Kevin Williams. "Although we will miss her in our upcoming event, this is an extremely high honor and we are proud to have a Pirate competing in this Championship."
In her first collegiate event with the Pirates, Engstroem Skaug carded a 5-over 221 (74-71-76) finishing tied for 18th and helped ECU to a fourth place finish at the Dale McNamara Invitational. She ranked among the tournament leaders in par-4 scoring (4-over) and par-5 scoring (2-under), while finishing nine birdies (tied for 13th).
The Pirates (11-3) will be back in action on Monday, Oct. 1 when they participate in the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic at the Starmount Forest Country Club, where they claimed the 2007, 2008 and 2010 team titles.