Sunday, January 17, 2016

Aussie-based Scot chasing World Ranking 

points with Curtis Cup selection her target

Innerleithen-born Karis Davidson, who emigrated to Queensland, Australia with her parents eight years ago, is hoping to gatecrash the GB and I team for the Curtis Cup match at Dunlaoghaire GC, Ireland by earning enough World Ranking points to be one of the automatic selections for the team of eight when it is named AFTER the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke play championship at Troon from April 22 to 24.
The GB and I team automatic selections will be the leading four eligible players in the World Amateur Rankings plus the leading two eligible players in the Ladies Golf Union Order of Merit who have not gained selected through the World Rankings.
The final two places will be filled by the Ladies Golf Union Selection Panel.
Her mother Faye told Kirkwoodgolf
"Karis has been sick the past couple of months with glandular fever and had to pull out of the Queensland girls championship  and the Greg Norman Junior Masters - but she is well on the mend now.  
"She did well at the Australian Women's Amateur Championship this past week  considering - just was beaten by Hannah Green, the top-ranked Australian player, at the 18th in the round before the quarter- finals after her caddie stood on a stick and accidentally moved her ball so Karis lost that hole."
"The Lake MacQuarrie International tournament is on next week.  Karis is also going to the qualifier in February  for the Australian Women's Open and is playing at the Ladies Masters also."
Karis is World Ranked No 63 at the moment, some way behind another selection candidate, Meghan MacLaren, currently lying fifth in the No 34 position.
Mrs Davidson added:
"After a lot of thought/discussion, Karis would love to make herself available for selection to the GB and I team for the the Curtis Cup.  I am not sure what her rankings will be by then but we will leave it in fate's hands!"

Miss Davidson is No. 8 behind Hannah Green in the Australian women's amateur rankings and No 2 in the Australian Under-18 girls' rankings. 

1 Leona Maguire (Ireland)
4 Bronte Law (England)
11 Olivia Mehaffey (N Ireland)
13 Alice Hewson (England)
34 Meghan MacLaren (England)
63 Karis Davidson (Scotland)
73 Chloe Williams (Wales)

1 Olivia Mehaffey (N Irlenad)
2 Bronte Law (England)
3 Rochelle Morris (England)
4 Chloe Ryan (Ireland)
5 Sophie Lamb (England)
6 Inci Mehmet (England)
7 Alice Hewson (England)
8 Chloe Williams (Wales)
9 Samantha Giles (England)
10 India Clyburn (England)