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
Par73 (Royal Adelaide)
72 (Grange)
Field65 teams
192 players
Callum Macaulay, Wallace Booth &
Gavin Dear
560 (−20)

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.


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]

 ArgentinaJulián Etulain, Jorge Fernández-Valdés, Emiliano Grillo
 AustraliaRohan Blizard, Matthew Griffin, Tim Stewart
 BelgiumXavier Feyaerts, Kevin Hesbois, Hugues Joannes
 CanadaJordan Irwin, David Markle, Nick Taylor
 DenmarkLucas Bjerregaard, Morten Ørum Madsen, Rasmus Hjelm Nielsen
 EnglandLuke Goddard, Sam Hutsby, Dale Whitnell
 FranceVictor Dubuisson, Benjamin Hébert, Alexandre Kaleka
 IndiaSaurabh Bahuguna, Rashid Khan, Gagan Verma
 IrelandJonathan Caldwell, Paul Cutler, Shane Lowry
 ItalyNino Bertasio, Federico Colombo, Andrea Pavan
 JapanHideki Matsuyama, Shunsuke Sonoda, Yuki Usami
 NetherlandsFloris de Vries, Richard Kind, Reinier Saxton
 New ZealandJames Gill, Danny Lee, Jared Pender
 NorwayKnut Børsheim, Anders Kristiansen, Espen Kofstad
 ScotlandWallace Booth, Gavin Dear, Callum Macaulay
 South AfricaJacques Blaauw, Dylan Frittelli, Cameron Johnston
 South KoreaKim Bi-o, Kim Woo-hyun, Song Tae-hoon
 SpainJorge Campillo, Borja Etchart, Pedro Oriol
 SwedenJesper Kennegård, Henrik Norlander, Pontus Widegren
 TurkeyMustafa Hocaoğlu, Gencer Özcan, Hamza Hakan Sayin
 United StatesRickie Fowler, Billy Horschel, Jamie Lovemark
 WalesNigel Edwards, Rhys Enoch, Ben Westgate


#CountryScoreTo par
1 Scotland136-137-140-147=560−20
2 United States136-137-144-152=569−11
3 Sweden142-140-139-153=574−6
T4 France139-148-141-147=575−5
6 Australia147-137-141-153=578−2
T7 Netherlands145-142-142-150=579−1
T9 Argentina151-135-146-148=580E
T11 New Zealand143-138-142-158=581+1
 South Africa141-146-144-150=581
14 England145-141-146-150=582+2
15 South Korea145-146-146-147=584+4
16 Belgium149-146-142-149=586+6
T17 India146-146-145-151=588+8
T19 Denmark148-147-146-148=589+9
22 Ireland147-142-147-155=591+11
T23 Chile150-147-146-149=592+12
 Puerto Rico137-156-152-147=592
26 Singapore145-152-147-149=593+13
T27 Austria148-151-150-146=595+15
30 Peru155-146-140-155=596+16
T31 Chinese Taipei145-143-147-162=597+17
33 Mexico156-145-148-149=598+18
34 Colombia144-160-149-149=602+22
T35 Brazil148-151-153-151=603+23
37 Costa Rica144-155-151-155=605+25
38 China153-152-150-155=610+30
39 Czech Republic151-154-152-154=611+31
40 Estonia147-156-156-153=612+32
41 Uruguay147-160-154-152=613+33
T42 Greece158-150-154-152=614+34
T44 Slovakia158-147-153-158=616+36
46 Guatemala156-154-151-156=617+37
47 Pakistan150-153-154-161=618+38
T48 Fiji157-154-151-161=623+43
50 United Arab Emirates153-164-151-156=624+44
T51 Bermuda160-155-151-160=626+46
53 Hong Kong160-154-150-163=627+47
54 Latvia156-157-153-162=628+48
55 Saudi Arabia161-159-155-170=645+65
56 Egypt170-155-154-168=647+67
57 Honduras158-156-162-173=649+69
58 Russia163-164-156-168=651+71
59 Eswatini161-157-166-175=659+79
T60 Cook Islands167-166-164-166=663+83
62 Mauritius168-172-170-166=676+96
63 Qatar175-175-172-165=687+107
64 Bosnia and Herzegovina196-185-183-194=758+178
65 Gabon200-186-203-195=784+204


Individual leaders

There was no official recognition for the lowest individual scores.

#PlayerCountryScoreTo par
1Rickie Fowler United States68-67-70-75=280−10
T2Callum Macaulay Scotland67-70-73-72=282−8
Nick Taylor Canada73-71-68-70=282
4Wallace Booth Scotland70-67-69-79=285−5
5Sam Hutsby England70-72-75-70=287−3
T6Nicolás Geyger Chile73-70-71-74=288−2
Pedro Oriol Spain73-70-68-77=288
T8Federico Colombo Italy78-71-68-72=289−1
Jesper Kennegård Sweden70-72-68-79=289
T10Julián Etulain Argentina75-68-76-71=290E
Jorge Fernández-Valdés Argentina76-67-70-77=290
Dylan Frittelli South Africa71-71-72-76=290
Matthew Griffin Australia72-71-70-77=290



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