Kristinsdottir To Play In Women's World Amateur Team Championship
Sept. 18, 2012
By Gary Petit (@GaryWFU), Wake Forest Athletic Communications
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest junior golfer Olafia Kristinsdottir was selected to represent Iceland in the 2012 Women's World Team Championship.
The 72-hole event will be played at the Old and New Courses of the Gloria Golf Club in Antalya, Turkey. The tournament gets underway Thursday, Sept. 27 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 30.
"This is a tremendous honor and a wonderful opportunity for Olafia and I couldn't be happier for her," said Wake Forest head coach Dianne Dailey. "She's a national champion in Iceland and I'm glad she gets to showcase her game on a national level. Olafia is a great student-athlete and I know she'll represent Iceland and Wake Forest well."
Kristinsdottir has played in every event for the Demon Deacons over her two-plus seasons. She has a career average of 77.2 and has recorded five top-20 finishes. Kristinsdottir averaged nearly four shots better as a sophomore last season than she did as a freshman in 2010.
In the summer of 2011, Kristinsdottir won the Icelandic National Championship and was named the Icelandic Women's Golfer of the Year. This past year, she won the Reykjavik Championship and finished fifth at the Icelandic National Championship.
The format for the World Team Championship is 72-hole stroke play. Each country will be represented by three players and the low two scores each day will be counted for the team's score. Korea is the defending Women's World Team Champion.