1970 Espirito Santo Trophy

The 1970 Espirito Santo Trophy took place 30 September – 3 October at the Negro course at the R.S.H.E. Club de Campo in Madrid, Spain. Several years later, in the late 1970s, the course became home of the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, while the R.S.H.E Club moved to another location, north of the Madrid city.[1]

1970 Espirito Santo Trophy
Tournament information
Dates30 September – 3 October
LocationMadrid, Spain
40°27′07″N 3°45′11″W / 40.452°N 3.753°W / 40.452; -3.753
Course(s)R.S.H.E. Club de Campo (Negro Course)
Organized byWorld Amateur Golf Council
Format72 holes stroke play
Length6,221 yards (5,688 m)
Field22 teams
66 players
 United States
Jane Bastanchury Booth, Cindy Hill, Martha Wilkinson
598 (+14)
Location Map
R.S.H.E. Club de Campo is located in Spain
R.S.H.E. Club de Campo
R.S.H.E. Club de Campo
Location in Spain
R.S.H.E. Club de Campo is located in Community of Madrid
R.S.H.E. Club de Campo
R.S.H.E. Club de Campo
Location in the Community of Madrid
R.S.H.E. Club de Campo is located in Madrid
R.S.H.E. Club de Campo
R.S.H.E. Club de Campo
Location in Madrid
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It was the fourth women's golf World Amateur Team Championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 22 three-woman teams. The best two scores for each round counted towards the team total.

The United States team won the Trophy, defending their title from two years ago and winning their third consecutive title, beating France by one stroke. France took the silver medal while South Africa, seven strokes further behind, for the first time on the podium in the championship, took the bronze.[2]


22 teams contested the event. Each team had three players.

Country Players
  Argentina Maria Julia Caserta de Aftalion, Silvia Bertolaccini, Beatriz Rossello
  Australia Robyn N. Dummett, Lindy G. Jennings, Rhys Wright
  Belgium Corinne Reybroeck, Louise van den Berghe, Marie Anne Touissant
  Brazil Yolanda Figueiredo, Elizabeth N. Noranha, Irene Ribeiro
  Canada Joycelyne Bourassa, Gail Harvey Moore, Marlene Stewart Streit
  China Eva Chih-Hua Chang, Yu-Hwa Pan, Ming-Yueh Wu
  France Claudine Cros Rubin, Catherine Lacoste, Brigitte Varangot
  Great Britain &
Mary McKenna, Dinah Oxley, Julia Greenhalgh
  Italy Isa Goldschmidt Bevione, Bianca Martini Crotti, Marina Ragher
  Japan Kazuko Kabayashi, Fasako Masui, Masuyo Toyama
  Netherlands Alice Janmaat, Marischka Swane, Joyce de Witt Puyt
  New Zealand Heather Booth, Cushla Sullivan, Glennis Taylor
  Norway Bebban Björge, Vivi Marstrand Horn, Mette Rinde Reuss
  Philippines Mercedes Feliclano, Nora Mateo, Vicky Pertierra
  South Africa Judy Angel, Jeanette Burd, Sally Knight Little
  Spain Condesa de Albox, Emma Villacieros de García-Ogara, Cristina Marsans
  Sweden Liv Forsell, Birgit Forsman, Christina Westerberg
  Switzerland Astrid Bek, Margrit Burki, Jacqueline Stucki
  United States Jane Bastachury Booth, Cindy Hill, Martha Wilkinson
  Uruguay Gladys C. De Bragard, Madelon Paez Vilaro, Rosina F. De Pons
  Venezuela Susana Ortega, Elizabeth Tovar, Doris Wright
  West Germany Marietta Gutermann, Marion Peterson, Katherina Trebitsch


# Country Score To par
    United States 145-153-149-151=598 +14
    France 141-150-154-154=599 +15
    South Africa 154-152-150-150=606 +22
4   Canada 150-150-153-157=610 +26
5   Argentina 154-154-161-155=624 +40
6   Great Britain &
155-156-157-158=626 +42
7   Australia 151-162-156-160=629 +45
8   West Germany 155-161-153-161=630 +46
T9   Belgium 157-159-151-165=632 +48
  Italy 156-161-154-161=632
  Sweden 154-163-157-158=632
12   China 155-159-154-165=633 +49
13   Spain 160-161-152-161=634 +50
14   Netherlands 157-166-158-159=640 +56
15   Philippines 159-164-160-159=642 +58
16   New Zealand 160-162-164-167=653 +69
17   Brazil 162-167-165-169=663 +79
18   Japan 173-167-168-162=670 +86
T19   Uruguay 173-159-170-170=672 +88
  Switzerland 162-168-173-170=673
21   Norway 169-164-167-176=676 +91
22   Venezuela 176-174-167-180=697 +112

Sources: [2][3][4][5][6]

Individual leadersEdit

There was no official recognition for the lowest individual scores.

# Player Country Score To par
1 Sally Knight Little   South Africa 76-74-74-75=299 +7
2 Jane Bastachury Booth   United States 73-78-74-77=302 +10
Catherine Lacoste   France 74-74-76-78=302
Marlene Stewart Streit   Canada 75-73-75-79=302
T5 Claudine Cros Rubin   France 70-76-81-76=303 +11
Martha Wilkinson   United States 79-75-75-74=303
7 Brigitte Varangot   France 71-76-78-79=304 +12
T8 Cindy Hill   United States 72-78-77-78=305 +13
Dinah Oxley   Great Britain &
Corinne Reybroeck   Belgium 75-77-73-80=305
11 Liv Forsell   Sweden 76-79-75-77=307 +15


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