Trio of Gamecocks to Play in World Am Team Championship
PARIS — Three South Carolina women’s golfers will compete for their native countries this week at the World Am Team Championship. Sophomore Hannah Darling (Scotland), Sophomore Louise Rydqvist (Sweden) and freshman Mia Sandtorv Lussand (Norway) will each be playing this week in Paris.
Former Gamecock All-American and NCAA Elite 90 winner Lois Kaye Go (Philippines) will also be playing.
The French Golf Federation will play host this week with the competition running from Aug. 24-27. The Espirito Santo Trophy is on the line at the 29th edition of the women’s championship.
This will mark the third time the championships have been played in France. Previously, both 1994 men’s and women’s championships were held at Le Golf National and the inaugural Espirito Santo Trophy competition was played at St. Germain Golf Club in 1964.
Le Golf National (Albatros course) and Golf de Saint-Nom-La- Brèteche (Red Course) will be the courses used for the championships. Le Golf National was the site of the 2018 Ryder Cup and will also play host to the Olympic Games Paris 2024 while Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Brèteche hosted the prestigious Trophée Lancôme for 34 years.
The event features the world’s leading amateurs in a 72-hole stroke play competition. Each country is represented by a team of two or three players.