Teams Announced for Womens World Cup


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., and CHESHIRE, England -- The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the Robe di Kappa Ladies European Tour (LET) announced today that 20 teams have qualified for the Women's World Cup of Golf, to played at The Links, Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate in George, South Africa, from Feb. 11-13, 2005.
The Tours issued a seven point criteria for qualification and after the close of the LET season and the last domestic full field event on the LPGA Tour, the qualifying nations are as follows:
Qualifying from the LPGA:
Sweden, USA, Mexico, Korea, England, Philippines, Australia, Scotland, Taiwan and Canada.
Qualifying from the LET:
England, France, Sweden, Finland, Wales, Spain, Italy, Germany, New Zealand and Australia.
Sweden, Australia and England met the criteria from both Tours, which resulted in the selection of three further teams: South Africa, Japan and Austria.
Each selection committee will now choose their representatives for the event and the final player selections for each team will be determined by Dec. 1, for the 2005 Women's World Cup of Golf.
The $1 million event, which will become the first-ever truly worldwide team competition co-sanctioned by both Tours, will consist of a three-day, 54-hole competition with a different format on each day: 18 holes of foursomes; 18 holes of four-ball; and 18 holes of stroke-play. The winners will be determined by combining each team's scores from all three days.