Rebecca takes on worlds best at UL
July 14, 2016
Rebecca Artis will forgo her shot at defending the Ladies Scottish Open title from 2015 to compete in a teams’ event, representing Australia at the second playing of the UL International Crown, held from 21-24 July at Merit Club, outside Chicago.
The Australian team of world-ranked number 13, Minjee Lee, number 42, Su Oh, number 60, Karrie Webb, and Rebecca Artis, ranked 169, is seeded number four of the eight teams qualifying for the event.
Oh and Artis are both new to Team Australia, while Webb and Lee paired up for the fourball matches in 2014, defeating Team Republic of Korea’s Na Yeon Choi and IK Kim on day one and losing to Mamiko Higa and Mika Miyazato of Team Japan on day two. The pair went 1-2-0 for the week to earn two points for the team, before falling on day three to Team Sweden.
Artis brings with her the experience of two career wins on the Ladies European Tour, along with a season-best finish of T5 at the WB Mason Championship.
The field of eight countries to contest the UL International Crown was determined by the combined Rolex World Ranking of the top four players from each country as of 4 April, 2016. Countries must have a minimum of four ranked players to be eligible.
Team Australia is scheduled to play Chinese Taipei next Thursday, 21 July, followed by matches on Friday against China, and Saturday against the Republic of Korea.
Artis will return to the Ladies European Tour following this LGPA event, to contest the US$3 million Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf and Country Club, England.
Coonabarabran export, Rebecca Artis, has been selected in the Australian team alongside Minjee Lee, Su Oh and Karrie Webb to contest the UL International Crown, near Chicago.