The Bermuda Golf Association has selected Jarryd Dillas, Mark Phillips, and Eric West to represent Bermuda at the 30th Men’s World Amateur Team Championship – Eisenhower Trophy (WATC), to be played from September 21st – 24th in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Dillas, 30, will be making his seventh appearance for Bermuda at the WATC. Dillas was crowned the 2016 Men’s Order of Merit Champion after finishing in the top-3 in all but one of his 12 BGA events this past season, including claiming a fifth Bermuda Amateur Match Play title back in March.
Phillips, 26, will be making his second appearance at the WATC. A former two-time winner of the Bermuda Amateur Stroke Play, Phillips recorded nine top-3 finishes from his 10 BGA starts this season and ended the year as runner-up in the Men’s Order of Merit.
West, 32, will also be making his second appearance at the WATC, having previously represented Bermuda in Puerto Rico in 2004. A former touring professional; West regained his amateur status in May before recording a third place finish in last month’s Bermuda Amateur Stroke Play.
BGA President, Craig Brown: “Representing your country is always a proud moment, and I have no doubt that Dillas, Phillips, and West will do Bermuda proud and be great ambassadors for the island.
“There were a few players who withdrew themselves from consideration for selection because of work and school commitments, so to be able to name such a strong team is a clear indication of the current depth of golf talent on the island.
“Dillas and Phillips have finished 1-2 on our Order of Merit for the past two seasons, with Phillips taking top honors last year, and Eric is a former Bermuda Open champion, so I’m confident all three will give a good account of themselves in September,” concluded Brown.
The championships were last played in 2014 in Karuizawa, Japan, with the United States winning the Eisenhower Trophy for a record 15th time, and the Bermuda trio of Dillas, Phillips and William Haddrell placing 45th.