ST ANDREWS (April 24, 2019 ): A confident home contingent will be aiming to make a huge impact when the second edition of the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship (WAAP) is played at The Royal Golf Club from Thursday.
As the host nation, Japan has eight places in the premier regional amateur championship for women, with recent results and past history indicating they will be the ones to beat come Sunday’s final round.
Yuka Yasuda is the highest-ranked player in the team at No. 13 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) and she will be a formidable force after finishing tied third alongside Philippine’s Yuka Saso in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA) earlier this month.
Yuna Nishimura is ranked 52nd in the world and was...