The Mexican Women’s Golf Team finalizes details to enter action in the World Amateur Team Championship (WATC), a tournament that will take place from August 24 to 27 at the Albatross Course of Le Golf National and the Red Course de Golf de Saint-Nom -La-Bretèche, fields located near Paris, France.
In its women’s branch, the World Amateur Team Championship is also known as the Espirito Santo Trophy and is played over 72 holes under the stroke play format.
- América Leal will be the captain
The captain of the team will be América Leal, a Mexican amateur winner of 35 tournaments, former champion of the National Ranking and World Cup in 1998.
“I am sure that the players who have the honor of representing us are the best for this responsibility. They have a golden opportunity ahead of them, playing in a World Cup is something unique,” said Leal, who played the US Senior Women’s Open earlier this month.
Those in charge of representing the Mexican Golf Federation (FMG) and the Mexican Women’s Golf Association (AMFG) are:
- Isabel Amezcua: Born on June 21, 2001 in Wisconsin, United States. She plays for North Carolina State University. She is the second best Mexican in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (444th). Among her results this year, her fifth place in the 2022 National Amateur Championship stands out.
- Lauren Olivares: Born on October 10, 2003 in Guanajuato, Guanajuato. She plays for North Carolina State University. Her results include a top-15 finish at the Florida Gators Invitational and a seventh place finish at the Women’s Amateur Latin America.
- Clarisa Temelo: Born on March 2, 2006 in Querétaro. In the last season of the National Children’s Youth Tour, she won the Central Zone Cup and the South Zone Cup. She is the current No.1 of the National Junior Youth Ranking. This summer she represented the FMG at the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup and the Girls Junior Americas Cup. She finished fourth in the 2022 National Amateur Championship.
“We know that we will face the best players in the world, but we really want to show that we can compete at the highest level of golf,” said Isabel Amezcua, who this summer represented our country in the Canadian Women’s Amateur and in the US Women’s Amateur.
It should be noted that the winning team in the women’s competition will receive the Espirito Santo trophy in custody for two years and its members will be given a gold medal.
The Albatross Course is recognized as one of the best courses in Europe. Le Golf National has hosted the French Open since 1991, hosted the 2018 Ryder Cup, and will also host the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Over the past 60 years, the Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche golf courses have hosted numerous tournaments, including the prestigious Trophée Lancôme for 34 years. The courses are perfectly maintained.
- Holy Spirit Trophy Program:
Tuesday 23rd – Practice Round and Opening
Wednesday 24 – Round 1
Thursday 25 – Round 2
Friday 26 – Round 3
Saturday 27 – Final Round and Awards