1988 Espirito Santo Trophy

The 1988 Espirito Santo Trophy took place 8–11 September at Drottningholm Golf Club in Stockholm, Sweden. The club was later renamed the Royal Drottningholm Golf Club, named from the palace close to the course, the Drottningholm Palace, home of the Swedish king and queen. The course, laid out on crown property, opened in 1959 in a park and woodland area about 15 kilometres (9 miles) from midtown Stockholm.[1] For this championship, the course was set up as the women's championship course with par 73.[2]

1988 Espirito Santo Trophy
Tournament information
Dates8–11 September
LocationStockholm, Sweden
59°19′18″N 017°53′10″E / 59.32167°N 17.88611°E / 59.32167; 17.88611
Course(s)Drottningholm Golf Club
Organized byWorld Amateur Golf Council
Format72 holes stroke play
Length6,014 yards (5,499 m)
Field27 teams
81 players
 United States
Anne Quast Sander, Pearl Sinn, Carol Semple Thompson
587 (+3)
Location Map
Location in Sweden
Location in Stockholm
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It was the 13th women's golf World Amateur Team Championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 27 team entries, each with three players. The best two scores for each round counted towards the team total.

The United States team won the Trophy, earning the title for the tenth time, beating the hosting country team Sweden by one stroke. Sweden earned the silver medal while the combined team of Great Britain & Ireland took the bronze on third place another twelve strokes back.[3]

Anne Quast Sander, playing in the United States team, was a member of the winning team for a tied record third time, in 1988 at 51 years of age and 24 years after her first win in 1966 (at the time known as Anne Quast Welts). Her second win came in 1968. The only other women to have won the Espirito Santo Trophy three times is Jane Bastanchury Booth, who was a member of the winning U.S. team in 1968, 1970 and 1972.


27 teams entered the event and completed the competition. Each team had three players.

Country Players
  Argentina Dolores Nava, Maria Eugenia Noguerol, Nora Ventureira
  Australia Louise Briers, Elizabeth Cavill, Nicole Lowien
  Belgium Isabelle De Clercq, Sylvie Clausset, Aline Van Der Haegen
  Bermuda Judithanne Astwood-Outerbridge, Madeline Joell, Sherley Wildi
  Brazil Luciana Benvenuti, Elisabeth Nickhorn, Cristina Schmitt
  Canada Audrey Bendick, Joyce McAvoy, Terill Samuel
  Chile Ana Maria Cambiaso, Isabel Santa Maria, Beatriz Steeger
  China Tseng Hsiu-Feng, Liao Yueh-Hsiu, Tai Yu-Chuan
  Colombia Rocio Fonseca, Adriana Gomez, Sibile Suarez
  Denmark Maren Binau, Mette Brandt-Andersen, Pernille Carlson
  Finland Outi Eriksson, Sanna Kahiluoto, Marika Soravuo
  France Delphine Bouson, Caroline Bourtayre, Valérie Golléty-Pamard
  Great Britain &
Linda Bayman, Susan Chapcott, Julie Wade
  Iceland Karen Saervarsdotir, Steinum Saemundsdotir, Asgerdur Sverrisdotir
  Italy Marina Buscaini, Isabella Calogero, Stefania Croce
  Japan Michiko Hattori, Chie Kihara, Asoko Kita
  Mexico Adriana Garcia, Ana Luisa Hernandez, Florencia Rols
  Netherlands Mette Hageman, Barbara Van Strien, Dagmar De Vries
  New Zealand Jan Cooke Higgins, Liz Douglas, Ingrid Van Steenbergen
  Norway Anette Bech, Vibeke Stensrud, Elizabeth Vinter
  Portugal Teresa Abecassis, Graca Medina, Patricia Roquette
  Spain Macarena Campomanes, Mary Carmen Navarro, Maria Orueta
  Sweden Helen Alfredsson, Helene Andersson, Eva Dahllöf
   Switzerland Irene Dubs, Evelyn Orley, Marie Christine De Werra
  United States Anne Quast Sander, Pearl Sinn, Carol Semple Thompson
  Venezuela Maria Eugenia Larrazabal, Angeles De Perez, Graciela De Plaza
  West Germany Ursula Beer, Tina Fischer, Martina Koch


# Country Score To par
    United States 147-144-148-148=587 +3
    Sweden 146-146-153-143=588 +4
    Great Britain &
149-155-148-148=600 +16
T4   Italy 147-153-146-157=603 +19
  Japan 157-152-151-143=603
   Switzerland 153-151-154-143=603
7   West Germany 150-154-160-142=606 +22
8   Netherlands 157-148-157-149=611 +27
T9   New Zealand 154-155-150-154=613 +29
  France 156-150-156-151=613
11   Australia 152-155-156-151=614 +30
T12   Canada 152-151-160-152=620 +36
  Denmark 156-153-160-152=620
  Spain 152-154-153-161=620
T15   Brazil 154-154-157-156=621 +37
  China 162-154-156-149=621
17   Belgium 159-152-163-152=626 +42
18   Mexico 161-153-159-157=630 +46
19   Argentina 158-160-158-155=631 +47
20   Colombia 156-165-163-157=641 +57
21   Norway 166-165-161-159=651 +67
22   Finland 173-159-165-157=654 +70
23   Chile 166-165-163-166=660 +76
24   Venezuela 162-172-167-164=665 +81
25   Iceland 163-166-166-172=667 +83
26   Bermuda 173-174-163-167=677 +93
27   Portugal 170-169-174-168=681 +97


Individual leadersEdit

There was no official recognition for the lowest individual scores.

# Player Country Score To par
T1 Stefania Croce   Italy 71-73-71-78=293 +1
Carol Semple Thompson   United States 71-75-75-72=293
T3 Eva Dahllöf   Sweden 71-74-82-68=295 +3
Michiko Hattori   Japan 76-78-74-67=295
Martina Koch   West Germany 72-78-76-69=295
Marie Christine De Werra    Switzerland 85-79-78-75=295
7 Pearl Sinn   United States 76-71-73-76=296 +4
8 Helene Andersson   Sweden 75-73-76-75=299 +7
T9 Helen Alfredsson   Sweden 75-73-77-75=300 +8
Aline Van Der Haegen   Belgium 77-71-80-72=300


  1. ^ "Royal Drottningholm Golf Club". Royal Drottningholm Golf Club. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  2. ^ "The Espirito Santo Trophy September 8–11 1988". Svensk Golf. No. 8. August 1988. pp. 118–121. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Record Book 1988 World Amateur Golf Team Championships" (PDF). World Amateur Golf Council. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  4. ^ "World Amateur Team Championships – Women's Records". Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  5. ^ Jansson, Anders (2004). Golf - Den stora sporten [Golf - The great sport] (in Swedish). Swedish Golf Federation. p. 184. ISBN 91-86818007.

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