CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARD The Australian team of Julia Boland, Stacey Keating and Alison Whitaker are in 19th place following the opening round of the World Amateur Team Championships for the Espirito Santo Trophy. Keating posted the best score of the day for the Australians with an even par 72. Whitaker finished with a 3-over par 75 while Julia Boland finished with a 5-over par 77. With Keating and Whitaker posting the counting scores, Australia is at 3-over par for the championship. The United States lead the championship at 8-under par. Jessica Korda, daughter of former Australian Open tennis champion Petr Korda, finished with a 4-under par 68, matched by team member Cydney Clanton (- 4) to hand the Americans the lead. The Australians will play at Olivos Golf Club in the second round which begins on Thursday night (AEDST). Each team has two or three players and plays 18 holes of stroke play for four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team s score for the championship. A total of 53 teams have entered the women’s section of the World Amateur Team Championship, topping the record of 48 set in Puerto Rico in 2004 and matched in Australia in 2008. Organised by the International Golf Federation, teams of men and women come from all over the world to compete for the Eisenhower Trophy (men) and Espirito Santo Trophy (women) within three different zones: Asia Pacific, America and Europe & Africa. Players must be amateur golfers and follow the rules of The R&A or United States Golf Association.