2018 Espirito Santo Trophy

WATC Press Releases

  • LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (October 22, 2020) – The International Golf Federation has announced that the Emirates Golf Federation will host the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships, as voted upon Tuesday during the IGF biennial meeting, which was held virtually. This marks the first time the event, which dates back to 1958, will be held in the Middle East.
  • The IGF is pleased to open the bidding process for the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships (WATC) to all IGF National Federation Members (NFMs). Following the vote of the 2018 Biennial Meeting, the 2023 WATC will become a one-course event per championship with a minimum number of 36 women’s teams and 36 men’s teams.
  • LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (May 6, 2020) – The International Golf Federation announced today that the 2020 World Amateur Team Championships scheduled for October have been cancelled due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision follows the IGF’s announcement in February that the biennial event for men and women, originally to be held in Hong Kong, was moving to Singapore due to ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong.
  • 2018 Eisenhower Trophy
    Denmark win first Eisenhower Trophy in Ireland
    The team from Denmark poses with the Eisenhower Trophy (left to right): captain Torben Henriksen Nyehuus, John Axelsen, Nicolai Hojgaard, and Rasmus Hojgaard.
  • France has been selected as the site of the 2022 World Amateur Team Championships (WATC), the International Golf Federation (IGF) announced at its Biennial Meeting. This will mark the third time the championships have been played in France.
  • NUMBER OF TEAMS – A record-tying total of 72 teams have entered the 31st World Amateur Team Championship, tying the mark set in Turkey in 2012. DEFENDING CHAMPION – Australia is vying to become the first team to win consecutive WATC titles since the USA in 2012 and 2014.
  • USA 2018 Espirito Santo Trophy
    USA wins first Espirito Santo Trophy in 20 years
    United States of America team members (left to right); Lilia Vu, and captain Stasia Collins, Jennifer Kupcho, and Kristen Gillman.(Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)[/caption] Rapid Recap The USA won the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy for the 14th time with a flourish.
  • ARGENTINA Magdalena Simmermacher, 22, is representing Argentina in the WWATC for the third time. In 2017 Simmermacher won the Argentine Women’s National Championship and aided Argentina’s National Team in earning the Copa Los Andes title.
  • Cameron Davis and Curtis Luck each shot 3-under 68s and Australia tied the 72-hole scoring record in winning their fourth World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) at the par-71, 6,771-yard/6,187-meter Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club. The Australians won by 19 strokes to claim the Eisenhower Trophy for the first time since 1996.
  • The Republic of Korea won its fourth Espirito Santo Trophy by a record-equalling margin with a 72-hole total of 29-under-par 547 at the 27th Women’s World Amateur Team Championships at Mayakoka El Camaleon Golf Club. “The key is the team play,” said Korean captain Sang-Won Ko.
  • LAUSANNE, Switzerland (24 February ) – Entries for the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships, conducted by the International Golf Federation (IGF), open on Feb. 24 2016. National federation members should apply online and log in with credentials sent from the IGF office.
  • Denny McCarthy’s 8-under-par 64 and Bryson DeChambeau’s 9-foot birdie putt on the 18th green for a 71 clinched the Eisenhower Trophy for the USA, which staved off the charge of Canada to win the World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) for the 15th time at Karuizawa 72 Golf East. Team USA (L-R) Bryson DeChambeau, Denny McCarthy, captain Jim Hyler and Beau Hossler.
  • KARUIZAWA, Japan (13 Sept.) – Ireland, has been selected as the site of the 2018 World Amateur Team Championships, the International Golf Federation (IGF) announced at its Biennial Meeting. The Montgomerie and O’Meara courses at Carton House, in Maynooth near Dublin, will be used for the championships.
  • Bryson DeChambeu shot a record-setting 61 and Denny McCarthy added a 67 team total of 128 as the USA grabbed the 54-hole lead at 31-under-par 397 at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) at Karuizawa 72 Golf East. Bryson DeChambeau and Denny McCarthy of the USA[/caption]DeChambeau, an All-American choice at Southern Methodist University, closed his round on the par-71 Oshitate Course with six consecutive birdies.
  • Argentina passed Canada, Sweden and Switzerland and took the second-round lead, with a 5-under 66 from Jaime Lopez Rivarola and a 4-under 67 from Alejandro Tosti, at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship at Karuizawa 72 Golf East. [caption id="attachment_8186" align="alignleft" width="300"] Team Argentina celebrates after finishing the second round.
  • Canada, Sweden and Switzerland share the first-round lead at 10 under par at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship at Karuizawa 72 Golf East. [caption id="attachment_8169" align="alignleft" width="300"] Switzerland's Mathias Eggenberger[/caption]Canada’s Corey Conners, the 2014 U.S.
  • Czech Republic coach Keith Williams say it’s not “out of the blue,” but after the first round of the Eisenhower Trophy his team sits tied for eighth position. “We brought our strongest team ever to this event and this is the fruition of our coaching and development program,” said Williams, who has been the national coach for 10 years.
  • NUMBER OF TEAMS – A total of 69 teams are entered in the 29th World Amateur Team Championship, which ties for the third-largest field in Eisenhower Trophy history. GHANA IS FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANTS – Ghana is the only country making its first appearance in the World Amateur Team Championship.
  • Australia, with a combined 131 from Minjee Lee and Su Oh in the final round, came from seven strokes behind Canada to win the 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship (WWATC) at 29-under-par 547 at Karuizawa 72 Golf East’s Iriyama Course. Australia team members Shelly Shin (left), Minjee Lee and Su Oh lift the Espirito Santo Trophy in Japan.
  • Brooke Henderson and Brittany Marchand combined for 9-under-par 135 as Canada held off defending champion Republic of Korea and maintained a two-stroke lead through 54 holes at the 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship at Karuizawa 72 Golf East. [caption id="attachment_8076" align="alignleft" width="300"] Augusta James, captain Liz Hoffman, Brooke Henderson and Brittany Marchand of Canada, at the conclusion of the third round[/caption] “We had some super-solid play out there,” said Canadian captain Liz Hoffman.
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