Ireland's trio of Paula Grant, Maria Dunne and Mary Doyle have been drawn with Chinese Taipei and Norway the World Amateur Team Championships, which start in Japan on Wednesday.
They will begin their week on the 6,309-yard Oshitate Course at Karuizawa 72 Golf East, which is an hour from Nagano and two hours from Tokyo.
The men's team of Paul Dunne, Gavin Moynihan and Gary Hurley will do battle for the Eisenhower Trophy over the same courses next week.
2014 World Amateur Team Championships – FACT SHEET
Conducted by the International Golf Federation
Hosted by the Japan Golf Association (JGA)
Women’s World Amateur Team Championship: 3-6 Sept., 2014
Karuizawa 72 Golf East (Oshitate and Iriyama Courses), Karuizawa, Japan
WHAT ARE THE WORLD AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS?
Conducted by the International Golf Federation, which comprises the 137 national governing bodies in 131 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.
Each team has two or three players, who each play 18 holes of stroke play over four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
During the Espirito Santo Trophy competition for women, 18 holes of stroke play will be conducted Wednesday 3 Sept., through Saturday 6 Sept., at Karuizawa 72 Golf East’s Oshitate and Iriyama Courses. From Wednesday 10 Sept., through Saturday 13 Sept., the Eisenhower Trophy competition for men will also be conducted at Karuizawa 72 Golf East’s Oshitate and Iriyama Courses.
A total of 51 teams will compete for the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship. The World Amateur Team Championship will have a full field of 72 teams, tying the record of 72 in Turkey in 2012.
ESPIRITO SANTO PAR AND YARDAGE-METERS
The Oshitate and Iriyama Courses at Karuizawa 72 Golf East will be set up at 6,309 yards/5,765 meters and 6,311 yards/5,768 meters, respectively. The Oshitate Course will play to par of 34-38-72, whereas the Iriyama Course will play to par of 36-36-72.
European Senior Ladies Team Championships – Gut Altentann Golf Club, Austria – 2-6 September 2014
Ireland will begin their defence of the European Senior Ladies Team Championships at Gut Altentann Golf Club in Austria this week.
Having won the 2013 Championship in Bled, Slovenia, the winning combination of Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna), Pat Doran (Donabate), Sheena McElroy (Grange), Gertie McMullen (The Island), Carol Wickham (Laytown/Bettystown) and Irish Seniors Close champion Laura Webb (East Berkshire) will go for glory again at the Jack Nicklaus course that hosted Austrian Open for 1990 to 1992.
- Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna)
- Pat Doran (Donabate)
- Sheena McElroy (Grange)
- Gertie Mc Mullen (The Island)
- Laura Webb (East Berkshire)
- Carol Wickham (Laytown/Bettystown)
Captain – Mary Madden (Ballinasloe)
Junior Players Championship
England's Sam Horsfield won the American Junior Golf Association's Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Scores
He shot rounds of 71-69-73 to win by one stroke from Kristian Caparros and Brad Dalke on 213 with Portmarnock's Conor Purcell (80-76-80) tied for 65th on 236 and Wentworth's Eoin Leonard (81-85-85) 77th on 251.
Private Home Care Inter-club Championships - Connacht champions decided
All the finalists from Connacht for the Private Home Care Inter-club Championship All Ireland Finals have been decided, writes the ILGU. The finals will take place in Monkstown Golf Club Cork from Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th September.
All matches were very closely contested with some excellent golf being played by all contestants in very changing weather conditions in Athlone Golf Club over the two days Friday and Saturday.
Roscommon won the Senior Foursomes, Gort the Junior Foursomes, Castlebar the Junior Cup for just their second ladies Connacht pennant in their 102 years in existence. (Their previous pennant was won in 1990).
Co Longford won the Connacht Intermediate Cup while Galway Golf Club won the Minor Cup and Galway Bay the Challenge Cup
Galway 1/2 Roscommon 2 1/2
- Orla Barry (5) & Breda Barry (16) lost to Sinead Benedetti (2) & Mary Lalor (12) 2 up
- Jane Whiriskey (9) & Pat Lillis (13) halved with Mary Seymour (6) & Paula Keane(11)
- Jacqueline Joyce (12) & Siobhan McLoughlin (12) lost to Ruth Lennon (6) & Róisín Timothy (11) 7/6
Tuam 1/2, Gort 2 1/2
- Martina Casserly (15) & Una Molloy (21) lost to Teresa Gill (15) & Sara Broderick (21) 6/5
- Jacqui McGrath (16) & Siobhan Joyce (20) halved with Josie Collins (18) (Josie Cummins (20)
- Jacqui Cullen (16) & Ann Higgins (23) lost Helen Shaughnessy (19) & Maureen Brennan (19) 5/4
Castlebar 3 1/2, Athenry 1 1/2
- Connie White(8) lost to Maria McNamara(9) 3/2
- Lorna Irwin(8) beat Margaret Lavelle(10) 3/2
- Sheila Baynes (9) beat Liz Neville(11) 3/1
- Carmel Moran (12) beat Josephine Noone (11) on the 19th
- Leah Kerr (12) halved Nicola Nally (15)
Claremorris 1 1/2 Co Longford 3 1/2
- Noreen McHugh (18) lost to Breedge Shanley (17) 2 up
- Christina Rush (18) beat Mary Keegan (17) 8/7
- Yvonne Oldam (20) lost to Mellory Tighe (17) 5/3
- Ann Moran (22) lost to Tracy Farrell (19) 2/1
- Louise Grant (24) halved Pat McHugh (19)
Galway 4 Swinford 1
- Orla Purdy (22) beat Dymphna O'Donnell(24) 6/4
- Mary Rose Purcell (22) halved Bernie Walsh (25)
- Jennifer Cluskey (23) halved Mary Doyle (26)
- Teresa Morgan (24) beat Esther Munnelly (28) 8/6
- Laura Mannion (25) beat Carmel Timoney (30) 6/5
Ballinasloe 2 Galway Bay 3
- Eileen Cannon(27) lost to Marie Kelly (28) 8/6
- Eileen d’Arcy (28) bt Jacintha Quinn (28) 3/1
- Teresa Hogan(30) bt Ann Murray (29) 4/3
- Ann Jordan (31) lost to Noirin Gohery (30) 5/3
- Nonie Burke (34) lost to Catriona O’Regan (32) 6/4