Golf Australia has selected the team to defend Australia’s Queen Sirikit Cup title at Saujana Golf and Country Club, Malaysia from 9-11 April 2014.
The Australian team members are: Minjee Lee (WA), Hannah Green (WA) and Su-Hyun Oh (VIC).
The team will be defending the title won by one stroke in 2013 at Sunrise Golf and Country Club in Taiwan. It was Australia’s first victory at the tournament since 2001.
World Number 1 amateur Lee, 17, has had a superb Australian summer, winning the Oates Victorian Women’s Open, successfully defending her Australian Amateur Championship and finishing runner-up at the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters.
Green, also 17, won the 2013 WA Women’s Stroke Play Championship and finished runner-up in the 2013 Australian Junior Championship. She is a two-time runner-up at the Lake Macquarie Amateur Championship.
The championship is hosted annually on a rotation basis among 14 invited member countries with the objectives of promoting the standard of women’s golf in the region and to promote goodwill and friendship among participating teams. Each country is represented by 2-3 national team players who compete in the 54-holes stroke play over 3 rounds.
Due to their selections to represent Australia, Lee and Green will miss out on representing Western Australia at the Junior Interstate Series, held the same week in Victoria. Alysha Ahnantakrishnan (Mount Lawley) and Kathryn Norris (Mandurah) will make their WA State Team debut, joining last years representatives Hira Naveed (Mount Lawley), Claudia Pisano (Mount Lawley), Nicha Thanissorn (Mount Lawley) and Jessica Whitting (Royal Fremantle).
The boys’ team will be captained by Australia’s number 1 ranked junior golfer Curtis Luck. Luck was the runner-up at the 2014 Australian Amateur and winner of the 2014 Victorian Junior Masters. He will play alongside WA Amateur Runner-Up Min Woo Lee (Royal Fremantle), WA Junior Matchplay winner Cameron Jones (Royal Fremantle), Fred Lee (Nedlands), Ben Ferguson (The Vines) and Lewis Clay (Mandurah).