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Oct. 20, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio ­- Ohio State senior golfer Lindsay Knowlton (Toronto, Ontario/Havergal) will represent Team Canada in the 17th Women’s World Amateur Championship that runs Wednesday through Saturday in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Team Canada, named by the Canadian Ladies Golf Association (CLGA), is one of a record 51 nations contesting for the Espirto Santo Trophy at the Rio Mar Country Club.

Knowlton is a two-time All-Big Ten selection for the Buckeyes and has competed in three NCAA championships. She was Ohio State’s female recipient of the 2004 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award and is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete. Knowlton also is a member of the 2004 CLGA National Amateur Team and placed fifth at the Royale Cup National Women’s Amateur Championship this summer. She was runner-up at the 2004 Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship.

The Women’s World Amateur Team Championship is played every two years. Canada’s best finishes came in 1966 and 1978, both times in second place. From 1964 to 1972, Canada managed five consecutive fifth-place finishes. Canada finished tied for 12th place in 2002.

The event is conducted by the International Golf Federation, which comprises national governing bodies of golf in 100 countries.