ANTALYA, Turkey – UNCG sophomore golfer Fanny Cnops finished tied for 12th overall playing for her native Belgium at the 2012 World Team Championships at the Gloria Golf Club New Course this past weekend, firing a 2-under par 286 (71-71-75-68) in the field of 157 players.
Cnops, of Gent, Belgium, was her country’s top finisher and helped Belgium to a 12th-place team finish in the 53-team tournament.
Cnops, the reigning Southern Conference Player and Freshman of the Year, moved up 12 spots in the final day when she posted her best score of the four-round tournament with a 3-under par 69. She recorded five birdies and just two bogeys on the day, including a finish of two birdies in the final three holes.
New Zealand’s Lydia Ko won the individual title with a 14-under par 274 (70-69-67-68) to finish with a six-shot lead over Finland’s Krista Bakker at 8-under 280 (72-70-69-69).
South Korea won the 2012 World Team Championship with a 13-under par 563 (144-136-141-142) to win the world title by three strokes over Germany (144-141-144-137=566). Belgium finished at 2-over par 578 (144-145-149-140) to place 12th overall.
Cnops will miss the Spartans’ 2012 Starmount Forest Tournament this Monday and Tuesday due to her travel back from the World Team Championships. She will rejoin the Spartans in their next event at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate Oct. 8-9.