LAUSANNE, Switzerland – A total of 55 women’s nations (a record field for the women) and 72 men’s nations will compete at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships, conducted by the International Golf Federation (IGF).
The 2016 World Amateur Team Championships, hosted by the Mexican Golf Federation, will be played at the Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The women’s competition for the Espirito Santo Trophy will be conducted 14-17 September, and the men’s competition for the Eisenhower Trophy will be conducted 21-24 September.
Both championships feature the world’s leading amateurs and are played over 72 holes of stroke play. Each country is represented by a team of two or three players.
Currently, six teams are on the waiting list for participation in the men’s championship. Four teams are making first-time appearances in the Eisenhower Trophy competition: Armenia, Haiti, Kazakhstan and the Republic of Moldova. Click here to view the list of countries who entered the WATCs.
At the 2014 Championships in Japan, 50 teams competed for the Espirito Santo Trophy, which was won by Australia, and 67 teams played for the Eisenhower Trophy, which was won by the United States of America.
The World Amateur Team Championships are a biennial international amateur competition conducted by the International Golf Federation, which comprises national governing bodies of golf in 141 countries. The competition is rotated among three geographic zones: Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe-Africa.
About the International Golf Federation:
The IGF was founded in 1958 to encourage the international development of the game and to employ golf as a vehicle to foster friendship and sportsmanship. Recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the official international federation for golf, the IGF is comprised of 146 Federations from 141 countries. The IGF serves as the International Olympic Committee’s recognized International Federation for golf.
For more information, contact:
INTERNATIONAL GOLF FEDERATION
Tel: +41 216 23 12 12