Jaffrey, Gandon to Compete in World Amateur Team Championships

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State junior women’s golfer Connie Jaffrey and sophomore men’s golfer Jeremy Gandon will take a break from their fall competition with the Wildcats to compete on the world stage over the next two weeks in the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Representing her native country of Scotland, Jaffrey will be paired with teammates Jessica Meek and Rachael Taylor in the women’s competition, held Wednesday through Saturday. Gandon and his French teammates will compete next week, Sept. 21-24. The tournaments will take place at both the Mayakoba El Camaleón and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Clubs.
Conducted by the International Golf Federation (formerly the World Amateur Golf Council), which comprises the national governing bodies of golf in more than 125 countries, the World Amateur Team Championships are a biennial international amateur golf competition rotated among three geographic zones of the world: Asia-Pacific, American and European-African.
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. The winner of the women’s event will take possession of the Espirito Santo Trophy, while the men’s winner will take home the Eisenhower Trophy.
K-State men’s and women’s golf are both in action Monday and Tuesday. The men’s team is currently competing in the Badger Invitational at University Ridge GC in Madison, Wisconsin, while the women’s squad opened their season Monday in the Minnesota Invitational at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota.