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WATC 2023

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The Emirates Golf Federation hosted the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships (WATC), at the National Course at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

ESPIRITO SANTO TROPHY (WOMEN)EISENHOWER TROPHY (MEN)
Edition30th edition33rd edition
Dates25-28 October 202318-21 October 2023
Location
The Championships were held at the National Course at Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Participating Countries

36 teams qualified for the Espirito Santo championship

Espirito Santo

Team pictures are available

36 teams qualified for the Eisenhower Trophy championship

Eisenhower

Team pictures are available

Results

- Online team and individual results

- PDF team and individual results

- Online team and individual results

- PDF team and individual results

Photo GalleryPlease visit the Flickr albums for images
Videos

Please see IGF highlights: IGF Golf - YouTube

Championship Documents

WINNERS
  • Republic of Korea - WATC 2023 Esprito Santo Winners
    Republic of Korea - WATC 2023 Esprito Santo Winners
    Hyosong Lee, Minsol Kim and Kyorim Seo of Republic of Korea hoist the Espírito Santo Trophy at the 18th green following the final round of the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)
  • USA - WATC 2023 Eisenhower Winners
    USA - WATC 2023 Eisenhower Winners
    Nick Dunlap, (left), David Ford and Gordon Sargent of the United States of America at the 18th green with the Eisenhower Trophy during the final round of the World Amateur Team Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)

Did you know?

Espirito Santo Trophy

  • Korea now has nine medals in their 17 WWATC appearances – five gold, two silver and two bronze. Its previous four gold medals came in 1996, 2010, 2012 and 2016. This is Korea’s seventh consecutive top-10 finish in the Espirito Santo Trophy.
  • Spain’s bronze medal gives them six total medals and the first since their silver-medal performance in 2008.
  • Minsol Kim tied for 10th in her LPGA Tour debut at the BMW Ladies Championship last October. She was inside the top two after both 18 and 36 holes, and played in the final group in both the second and third rounds.
  • Spain's Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio finished in second place in the individual scoring at 11-under after she tied for seventh in 2022. She is the only player to finish in the top 10 both years.
  • Thailand, competing in its 10th WWATC, earned its third top-10 finish and best showing since 2016.
  • New Zealand finished in ninth place for its first top-10 showing since 2012 and its fifth top-10 in its 29 appearances.
  • India (16th place) registered its best finish in a WWATC after placing T17 in 2014.

Eisenhower Trophy

  • The USA’s 12-under 132 is tied for the second-lowest final-round team score in championship history (since moving from three to two counting scores in 2002). Singapore also carded a 12-under-132 on Saturday.
  • In 33 appearances, the Americans have won 28 total medals (16 gold, nine silver and three bronze).
  • The USA is one of seven nations to participate in all 33 World Amateur Team Championships since 1958.
  • David Ford’s 29 on the front nine tied the second lowest nine-hole score in championship history, which has occurred six other times.  Denny McCarthy shot a 28 on the front nine during the final round of the USA’s Eisenhower Trophy win in 2014.
  • Australia now has 14 medals, which remains second all-time behind the United States.
  • Norway’s Michael Mjaaseth finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual scoring after he tied for ninth in 2022. He is the only player to finish in the top 10 both years.
  • Czechia (T-8th) registered its best finish in a WATC after placing 22nd in 2018. 
  • South Africa finished in seventh place for its first top-10 showing since 1998.
  • Kazuma Kobori’s 16-under bested Nick Dunlap by one in the individual scoring. Kobori was the 2023 Elite Amateur Series champion. In addition to his Western Amateur victory this summer, Kobori added top-10 finishes in the Southern Amateur and Trans-Mississippi Amateur.  
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