2008 Eisenhower Trophy

The 2008 Eisenhower Trophy took place 16–19 October at Royal Adelaide Golf Club and on the West course at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, Australia. It was the 26th World Amateur Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy and the second to be held in Australia. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 65 three-man teams. The best two scores for each round counted towards the team total. Each team played two rounds on the two courses. The leading teams played at The Grange Golf Club on the third day and at Royal Adelaide Golf Club on the final day.

2008 Eisenhower Trophy
Tournament information
Dates16–19 October
LocationAdelaide, Australia
Course(s)Royal Adelaide Golf Club
The Grange Golf Club (West course)
Format72 holes stroke play
Statistics
Par73 (Royal Adelaide)
72 (Grange)
Field65 teams
192 players
Champion
 Scotland
Callum Macaulay, Wallace Booth &
Gavin Dear
560 (−20)
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Scotland won their first Eisenhower Trophy, nine strokes ahead of the United States, who took the silver medal. Sweden took the bronze medal while France and Italy tied for fourth place. Rickie Fowler had the best 72-hole aggregate of 280, 10 under par.[1]

The 2008 Espirito Santo Trophy was played at The Grange Golf Club one week prior.

TeamsEdit

65 teams contested the event. Each team had three played with the exception of Bolivia, Guatemala and Honduras who only has two.

The following table lists the players on the leading teams.[2][1]

Country Players
  Argentina Julián Etulain, Jorge Fernández-Valdés, Emiliano Grillo
  Australia Rohan Blizard, Matthew Griffin, Tim Stewart
  Belgium Xavier Feyaerts, Kevin Hesbois, Hugues Joannes
  Canada Jordan Irwin, David Markle, Nick Taylor
  Denmark Lucas Bjerregaard, Morten Ørum Madsen, Rasmus Hjelm Nielsen
  England Luke Goddard, Sam Hutsby, Dale Whitnell
  France Victor Dubuisson, Benjamin Hébert, Alexandre Kaleka
  India Saurabh Bahuguna, Rashid Khan, Gagan Verma
  Ireland Jonathan Caldwell, Paul Cutler, Shane Lowry
  Italy Nino Bertasio, Federico Colombo, Andrea Pavan
  Japan Hideki Matsuyama, Shunsuke Sonoda, Yuki Usami
  Netherlands Floris de Vries, Richard Kind, Reinier Saxton
  New Zealand James Gill, Danny Lee, Jared Pender
  Norway Knut Børsheim, Anders Kristiansen, Espen Kofstad
  Scotland Wallace Booth, Gavin Dear, Callum Macaulay
  South Africa Jacques Blaauw, Dylan Frittelli, Cameron Johnston
  South Korea Kim Bi-o, Kim Woo-hyun, Song Tae-hoon
  Spain Jorge Campillo, Borja Etchart, Pedro Oriol
  Sweden Jesper Kennegård, Henrik Norlander, Pontus Widegren
  Turkey Mustafa Hocaoğlu, Gencer Özcan, Hamza Hakan Sayin
  United States Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel, Jamie Lovemark
  Wales Nigel Edwards, Rhys Enoch, Ben Westgate

ResultsEdit

# Country Score To par
1   Scotland 136-137-140-147=560 −20
2   United States 136-137-144-152=569 −11
3   Sweden 142-140-139-153=574 −6
T4   France 139-148-141-147=575 −5
  Italy 147-141-138-149=575
6   Australia 147-137-141-153=578 −2
T7   Netherlands 145-142-142-150=579 −1
  Spain 145-141-140-153=579
T9   Argentina 151-135-146-148=580 E
  Canada 146-144-142-148=580
T11   New Zealand 143-138-142-158=581 +1
  South Africa 141-146-144-150=581
  Wales 139-144-148-150=581
14   England 145-141-146-150=582 +2
15   South Korea 145-146-146-147=584 +4
16   Belgium 149-146-142-149=586 +6
T17   India 146-146-145-151=588 +8
  Norway 151-143-146-148=588
T19   Denmark 148-147-146-148=589 +9
  Japan 146-143-144-156=589
  Turkey 147-148-145-149=589
22   Ireland 147-142-147-155=591 +11
T23   Chile 150-147-146-149=592 +12
  Germany 150-144-145-153=592
  Puerto Rico 137-156-152-147=592
26   Singapore 145-152-147-149=593 +13
T27   Austria 148-151-150-146=595 +15
  Iceland 150-142-148-155=595
  Philippines 150-152-144-149=595
30   Peru 155-146-140-155=596 +16
T31   Chinese Taipei 145-143-147-162=597 +17
  Portugal 150-150-145-152=597
33   Mexico 156-145-148-149=598 +18
34   Colombia 144-160-149-149=602 +22
T35   Brazil 148-151-153-151=603 +23
  Finland 153-144-154-152=603
37   Costa Rica 144-155-151-155=605 +25
38   China 153-152-150-155=610 +30
39   Czech Republic 151-154-152-154=611 +31
40   Estonia 147-156-156-153=612 +32
41   Uruguay 147-160-154-152=613 +33
T42   Greece 158-150-154-152=614 +34
  Thailand 161-152-153-148=614
T44   Slovakia 158-147-153-158=616 +36
  Zimbabwe 159-156-147-154=616
46   Guatemala 156-154-151-156=617 +37
47   Pakistan 150-153-154-161=618 +38
T48   Fiji 157-154-151-161=623 +43
  Malaysia 159-152-156-156=623
50   United Arab Emirates 153-164-151-156=624 +44
T51   Bermuda 160-155-151-160=626 +46
  Bolivia 161-154-157-154=626
53   Hong Kong 160-154-150-163=627 +47
54   Latvia 156-157-153-162=628 +48
55   Saudi Arabia 161-159-155-170=645 +65
56   Egypt 170-155-154-168=647 +67
57   Honduras 158-156-162-173=649 +69
58   Russia 163-164-156-168=651 +71
59   Eswatini 161-157-166-175=659 +79
T60   Cook Islands 167-166-164-166=663 +83
  Croatia 159-163-161-180=663
62   Mauritius 168-172-170-166=676 +96
63   Qatar 175-175-172-165=687 +107
64   Bosnia and Herzegovina 196-185-183-194=758 +178
65   Gabon 200-186-203-195=784 +204

Source:[2]

Individual leadersEdit

There was no official recognition for the lowest individual scores.

# Player Country Score To par
1 Rickie Fowler   United States 68-67-70-75=280 −10
T2 Callum Macaulay   Scotland 67-70-73-72=282 −8
Nick Taylor   Canada 73-71-68-70=282
4 Wallace Booth   Scotland 70-67-69-79=285 −5
5 Sam Hutsby   England 70-72-75-70=287 −3
T6 Nicolás Geyger   Chile 73-70-71-74=288 −2
Pedro Oriol   Spain 73-70-68-77=288
T8 Federico Colombo   Italy 78-71-68-72=289 −1
Jesper Kennegård   Sweden 70-72-68-79=289
T10 Julián Etulain   Argentina 75-68-76-71=290 E
Jorge Fernández-Valdés   Argentina 76-67-70-77=290
Dylan Frittelli   South Africa 71-71-72-76=290
Matthew Griffin   Australia 72-71-70-77=290

Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2008 World Amateur Golf Team Championships Record Book" (PDF). IGF. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Team/Player Leaderboard". Golfstat. 2 November 2018.

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