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Canada falls to Great Britain & Ireland in Astor Trophy action

ADELAIDE, Australia – Coming out of a second round bye, Team Canada’s Women’s Development Squad had their hands full on Wednesday with the team from Great Britain & Ireland at the Grange Club.

In total, GB&I recorded a convincing 5-2 victory over Team Canada’s Development Squad, set up by a pair of 5 & 4 wins in the morning matches.

Canada salvaged some respect in the afternoon’s single matches, taking down GB&I’s top-ranked amateur Bronte Law—No. 27 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR)—with a 2 & 1 win from Naomi Ko (Victoria, B.C.). Ottawa native Grace St-Germain also won her match, defeating Chloe Williams of Wales, 4 & 3.

Later wins from Connie Jaffrey, Charlotte Thomas and Hayley Davis ended Canada’s title chances and put GB&I in the driver’s seat.

Those wins also gave GB&I commanding lead in the matches won category, meaning that a come-from-behind victory in will be unlikely.

Canada remains winless in the foursome category—they will look to get on the board in Thursday’s round against South Africa.

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