Silver and a shock for Aussies

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There were mixed feelings when Australia celebrated a silver medal of the Queen Sirikit Cup today at Glenelg.

The team of Steph Kyriacou, Doey Choi and Julienne Soo finished strong with a combined one-under total in the third round and overall.

But although it was comfortably good enough to drive away from the closest rivals China (+2) and Thailand (+3), it cost them a few extra shots to the runaway Koreans, who were defeated with 16 strokes at 5pm after 54 holes.

"We are happy to be in second place, but you have to be honest and say that we were far behind Korea", said Kyriacou, who scored the best score of the final of four-under-par 69.

"We did very well as a team and the girls played well, but it shows that we still have a lot of work to do to catch them (the Koreans).

"But in general it's a pretty good result."

Kyriacou, 18, was very impressive this week and finished fifth overall in total one on one.

Her nine birdies and two eagles for the week show that the St Michaels member is more than capable of the scoring force needed at the next level

"If I can lose a few of the rough holes, I'll be happier," she said.

Fellow Sydneysider Choi, 19, gave himself some great chances to score better today than her 74, but could not find a series of birdieputts that might have been the trigger for Australia's pressure on Korea's impressive total.

"My short game has been great all week … I just could not make those putts today," said the Concord member.

"Yet we had a great week as a team and I really enjoyed the whole week."

Soo, 21, did not enjoy her most beautiful week, but fought hard today to overcome two double thieves in a grainy 78.

"Sometimes you just do not have your best (game) … it was a great learning experience and great to be part of an Australian team," said the Victorian.

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