Bert set to play in World Amateur Team Championship
Bert set to play in World Amateur Team Championship
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

ETSU women’s golfer representing Belgium in France

PARIS, France (Aug. 23, 2022) – ETSU sophomore women’s golfer Sophie Bert (Deurle, Belgium) is set to represent Belgium at the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship, which begins Wednesday in France. 

Bert, who was selected to play for Team Belgium, gets underway in Wednesday’s first round at 6:06 a.m. ET from Saint-Nom-La-Breteche Red Course, while she starts Thursday’s second round at 2:11 a.m. ET from No. 10 of the Le Golf National. 

As a freshman, Bert played in six tournaments for the Blue and Gold, totaling 18 rounds of competition. Bert, who claimed co-medalist honors in her first collegiate tournament at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational, posted a scoring average of 75.50 during her rookie campaign. 

The courses at Saint-Nom were designed in the tradition of the great Anglo-Saxon golf courses. Over the past 60 years, the courses have hosted numerous tournaments, included the prestigious Trophee Lancôme for 34 years. The courses are maintained to perfection. 

Le Golf National has hosted the French Open since 1991, it was the site of the 2018 Ryder Cup and will also play host to the Olympic Games Paris 2024. 


Conducted by the International Golf Federation (formerly the World Amateur Golf Council), which comprises the national governing bodies of golf in 147 countries, the World Amateur Team Championships are a biennial international amateur golf competition. 


Each team has two or three players and plays 18-holes of stroke play for 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. 


IGF National Members may enter one women’s team and one men’s team. Players must be amateur golfers under the Rules of Amateur Status of The R&A and the United States Golf Association and a National of the country which the competitor is representing as defined in the IGF’s Nationality Policy. 


The winning team in the women’s competition receives custody of the Espirito Santo Trophy for the ensuing two years. Members of the winning teams receive gold medals, members of the second-place teams receive silver medals and members of the third-place teams receive bronze medals. The lowest individual score in each championship is recognized at the respective closing ceremony, but no prize is awarded. 

Click here for more information on the 2022 WATC.

For more information on Buccaneer women’s golf, visit and click on the women’s golf tab.