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Bruins Help Their Countries at WWATC in Japan
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  09/04/2014
KARUIZAWA, Japan. -- Aided by a tournament-best score from its UCLA representative, England climbed the leader board Thursday after the second round of the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Japan.

UCLA sophomore Bronte Law fired a seven-under par 65, as England posted a 10-under par score of 134 to move into a tie for seventh place at 281 (-7).

Sweden, with UCLA junior Louise Ridderstrom on its side, was tied for fourth place at 278 (-10). Ridderstrom’s score of 75 in the second round was dropped, but teammates Linnea Strom (67) and Madalene Sagstrom (68) kept their country in contention.

Playing for the USA, sophomore Alison Lee posted her second straight sub-par round, a two-under par 70. The Stars and Stripes was tied for 10th place at 282 (-6). U.S. Amateur champion Kristen Gillman also posted a 70 (-2) in the second round, and Emma Talley had the drop score of even par 72.

Canada, behind 16 year-old Brooke Mackenzie Henderson’s three-under par 69, held the 36-hole lead at 14-under par 274, followed by Japan at 276 (-12). On Thursday, Japan vaulted 14 spots up the leader board with a team score of 12-under par 132.

The Women’s World Amateur Team Championship is a biennial international amateur competition where teams play for the Espirito Santo Trophy. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.

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