Schedule of Events

October 9-15, 2015

Country Profiles:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Finland
  • France
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Republic of Korea
  • Scotland
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America

2015 Spirit Press Releases

US Wins Fourth Straight Spirit International

US, Mexico Tied for the Lead at The Spirit

Norway Surges Into Lead at 2015 Spirit International

US Team Announced

England Golf Press Release - Quartet Get in The Spirit

Rob Addington to Captain US Team


2015 Spirit International Fun Facts and Figures


The 2015 Spirit is the eighth edition of this prestigious international amateur tournament.

This is the eighth edition of The Spirit International, played every other year since 2001.

There will be 20 participating countries this year. For the first time in Spirit history all the countries have participated in the past.

There are only three countries that have participated in every Spirit International event: Mexico, South Africa and United States

Two countries have won consecutive Spirit International Team Gold Medals - England in 2005 and 2007. United States in 2009, 2011 and 2013. 

There are only five players in Spirit International history who have won three Gold Medals in one Spirit event, they are: Lorena Ochoa (2001), Paula Creamer (2003), Daniel Williett (2005), Lexi Thompson (2009), Kelly Kraft and Nathan Smith (2011), Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Niebrugge (2013). 

The Spirit participants have traveled a collective 1,129,296 miles, which is 1,818,167 kilometers, which are the equivalent 2 trips to the moon and back.

Team Australia traveled the farthest to The Spirit International – 8,982 miles

Golf is a global game – numerous players in The Spirit field have won National Championships outside their home country: 
-    Colombian male player won the Mexican Amateur Championship
-    American female player won the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship
-    Finland male player won the Austrian Men’s Amateur Championship
-    Norwegian female player won the British Girl’s Amateur Championship 
-    French male player won the Belgian International Amateur Championship 
-    Swiss female player won the Spanish International Women’s Championship
-    Italian male player won the St. Andrews Links Trophy  
 
Of the 80 players in The Spirit field – 74 are National Champions or #1 ranked player’s. 

The average age for all 80 participants is 19.05 years old. This is the youngest average age in The Spirit International history. 
The youngest female player is 14-year old Emilie Alba Paltrinieri from Italy.

The oldest female player is 26-year old Joanna Charlton from Australia. 

The youngest male player is 14-year old Min Kyu Kim from the Republic of Korea.

The oldest men’s player is 25-year old Matias Simaski from Argentina.

There are eight players of the 80 total players that have participated in previous Spirit’s. Leslie Cloots (Belgium), Laura Sojo (Colombia), Matilda Castren (Finland), Mathilda Cappeliez (France), Giulio Castagnara (Italy), Ren Okazaki (Japan), Grant Forrest (Scotland) and Linnea Johansson (Sweden). 

NCAA golf programs have seen a growth of international players, (31) Spirit players in this year’s field are playing collegiate golf in the United States. Many of the other Spirit players have already committed to play college golf or are being recruited. There will be 30 to 40 college coaches attending The Spirit for recruiting purposes. 

Several Spirit players are NCAA conference champions, they are: Fatima Fernandez Cano, Spain (Troy University) is the 2014 Sun Belt Conference Women’s Champion. Grant Forrest, Scotland (University of San Diego) is the 2013 West Coast Conference Men’s Champion. Emma Henrikson, Sweden (San Diego State University) is the 2014 Mountain West Conference Women’s Champion. Marco Iten, Switzerland (Austin Peay University) is the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Champion. 

Two Spirit players have already won professional tournaments. Raul Pereda, Mexico became the first amateur to win a professional event in Mexico in 2013. Hannah O’Sullivan, United States won the 2015 LPGA Tour Symetra Gateway Classic.  

First time in Spirit history – a daughter of a former Spirit player is participating. Albane Valenzuela, (Switzerland) is the daughter to Alberto Valenzuela, who represented Mexico and won the International Team Gold Medal at the inaugural Spirit in 2001.   

Patricia Meunier Lebouc, France – LPGA Tour winner including the 2003 Kraft Nabisco will captain Team France for the second straight Spirit. Several other LPGA players have served as team captains at past Spirit International events:  Lorena Ochoa, Mexico (2003); Paula Creamer, USA (2009) and Liselotte Neumann, Sweden (2011) and Paige MacKenzie, USA (2013)
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2015 Spirit Press Releases

US Wins Fourth Straight Spirit International

US, Mexico Tied for the Lead at The Spirit

Norway Surges Into Lead at 2015 Spirit International

US Team Announced

England Golf Press Release - Quartet Get in The Spirit

Rob Addington to Captain US Team

 

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Please check back on Monday, October 12, 2015 for more detailed information and results.

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