Malta at world amateur team championships
Andy Borg, Christian Brown, JJ Micallef and Nick Borg (team captain) are taking part in the World amateur team championships - Eisenhower Trophy that is being held at the Riviera Maya on the east coast of Mexico.
Conducted by the International Golf Federation, which comprises the 147 national governing bodies in 141 countries, the World Amateur Team Championships are a biennial international amateur golf competition that rotates among three geographic zones of the world: Asia/Pacific, Americas and Europe/Africa.
This year’s event is being conducted by the International Golf Federation and hosted by the Mexican Golf Federation, at Mayakoba El Camaleon and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Clubs. The event comes to an end today.
This is Malta’s third showing in this prestigious event considered as the “Olympics” for amateur golf. Malta participated for the first time four years ago in Turkey when Team Malta placed 65th out of the 72 teams followed by a 50th placing out of 67 teams in the same event held two years later in Japan. This year’s event sees 71 entries and after the first round Team Malta is placing 67th with an aggregate of +21 with Scotland leading the tournament on -10.
The competition is a team event where each team has two or three players, who each play 18 holes of stroke play over each of the four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team will constitute the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total will be the team’s score for the championship.
36 holes of the tournament will be played on the par 71 El Camaleon Course set up at 6988 yards whilst the other 36 holes will be played on the par 72 Playa Paraiso Course set up at 6771 yards.
The Malta team’s participation in this year’s event has been supported by NIKE Golf who have showered the players with an array of golf related clothing. NIKE Golf is represented in Malta by Time International Sport Ltd and is being sold exclusively from the GOSPORT mega store in Qormi.
The Malta team