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IJGA Alumnae take on #Rio2016

After an exciting finish for the men last week in Rio, we are excited to see the women golfers take to the course. IJGA is proud to be represented by three different alumnae from three different countries as golf returns to the Olympics for the first time since 1904. Today, Stephanie Meadow (IRL) , Shanshan Feng (CHN), and Maria Jose Uribe (COL) will all make history as a part of the first female Olympians for the sport of Golf in our lifetime.

Related Article: Three IJGA Alumnae to Compete in 2016 Olympics

Golf’s place at the Olympics has awesome potential to boost international growth of the game. Many golfers never dreamed of the opportunity to represent their country on this scale, but it seems like they are really making the most of it!

Stephanie, Shanshan, and Mariajo have all taken to social media to share their experience with us. Check out some of the highlights:

Maria Jose Uribe (Colombia)

Maria Jose Uribe

Mariajo started her Rio adventure by doing the tourism thing.

 

Maria Jose Volleyball

She then went to support Team Colombia at the Beach Volleyball match.

 

Uribe took on the challenge Gil Hanse designed for these Olympians in a practice round.

Uribe took on the challenge Gil Hanse designed for these Olympians in a practice round.

 

We hope to be seeing these same smiles on the course this week!!

We hope to be seeing these same smiles on the course this week!!

Click here to follow Maria Jose Uribe on Twitter.

 

Shanshan Feng (China)

Shan Shan took to the course with fellow Chinese player Xiyu Lin.

Shanshan took to the course with fellow Chinese player Xiyu Lin.

 

Those blue skies in Rio create some awesome #Views for Feng during her practice round.

Those blue skies in Rio create some awesome #Views for Feng during her practice round.

 

You can tell ShanShan is excited to be representing China in golf's return to the Olympics.

You can tell ShanShan is excited to be representing China in golf’s return to the Olympics.

 

This IJGA Alum is ROCKING those Olympic Ring Glasses.

This IJGA Alum is ROCKING those Olympic Ring Glasses.

 

Click here to follow Shanshan Feng on Twitter.

 

Stephanie Meadow (Ireland)

Stephanie was ready to go as soon as she got on the plane to Rio.

Stephanie was ready to go as soon as she got on the plane to Rio.

 

#PlaneSelfie with her caddie ... Wheels up to Rio

#PlaneSelfie with her caddie … Wheels up to Rio

 

Nothing like having your mom there to cheer you on- whether it's junior golf or the Olympics!

Nothing like having your mom there to cheer you on- whether it’s junior golf or the Olympics!

 

And they're off! Steph's got the team bag and is ready for Round 1.

And they’re off! Steph’s got the team bag and is ready for Round 1.

Click here to follow Stephanie Meadow on Twitter. 

 

Good luck to all the participants in this historic event! We will be cheering on #TeamIJGA from Hilton Head!

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