Austwick gets all set for South Africa Challenge
FULFORD’S Charlotte Austwick left for South Africa yesterday where she will be part of a Northern Hemisphere team that takes on their Southern counterparts in the The Global Challenge at Hermanus.
Austwick, who was unbeaten five years ago as she helped Yorkshire claim the English county title, hopes the event will prove ideal prepping ahead of her sitting the Ladies European Tour’s qualifying school test in Morocco next month.
She swaps the shrinking, cold days of an English autumn for the sunshine of the Cape South coast for a week of friendly yet competitive golf in a match designed to raise funds for the Bang The Drum charity campaign. Austwick’s name was put forward for consideration by the Global Challenge’s organisers who were delighted to include the former Sunningdale Foursomes winner.
After a challenging 2017 that saw her undergo surgery for a bad ankle injury and later have her appendix removed, Austwick is glad 2018 is drawing to a close on a much more positive note.
She had been considering using an event in Spain to sharpen up her game for Q School, but instead will compete in the Ryder Cup-style Global Challenge.
CHARLOTTE AUSTWICK: Plans to rest up today after the long trip to South Africa.