Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dame Laura to be playing captain of LET 

team for new tournament in Japan

From Bethan Cutler, LET Media Manager
Dame Laura Davies, the former women’s world number one golfer, will captain the Ladies European Tour team in ‘The Queens presented by Kowa,’ an exciting new match play event at Miyoshi Country Club in Japan.  
The 52-year-old four-time major champion has accepted the challenge to play and lead eight other women in the inaugural tournament in Aichi prefecture on December 4-6. 
“It’s a one of a kind tournament and I’ll enjoy being part of it,” said Davies, Britain’s most successful ever golfer with 79 official titles. “I love Japan and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to go.”
The tournament involves teams of nine players representing four of the major women’s golf tours recognised by the official world rankings: the Ladies European Tour, LPGA Tour of Japan, Korean LPGA Tour and Australian Ladies Professional Golf Inc.
The opening two days of the three day tournament will feature fourball and foursomes match play, with eight players from each team competing each day. The final day of singles match play will see all nine players compete. 

The nine players representing the Ladies European Tour will comprise Davies as the selected captain, the leading six eligible players from the LET Order of Merit and the next two leading eligible players from the World Rankings. The team will be finalised later this month.