Sydney University fencer Katherine Kwa finished with a silver medal in the Open Women’s Foil at the 2015 Australian National Fencing Competition (DH McKenzie AFC1) held in Brisbane.

The Sydney University Sports Scholarship holder went into the competition ranked fifth in Australia and performed well enough to finish second to No.1 ranked Claire Daniel of Queensland.

NSW’s Jacqueline Budniak and Lishan Sung finished joint third in a strong field.

Kwa, who is undertaking a PhD in engineering and IT, finished 5th in the same event last year following a strong junior career that saw her finish with the silver medal in the women’s foil at the 2013 National Junior Competition.