South Korea captures Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Abu Dhabi

South Korea and Spain went into the final round of the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship tied. At the end of the day, it was Korea hoisting the Espirito Santo Trophy for the fifth time.

Korea fired the second-lowest round of the day, a 5-under 139, pulling away from the field to capture the 2023 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship on Saturday at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Korea finished at 22-under 554 for the tournament, four shots clear of Chinese Taipei and five in front of Spain, which shot even par in the final round.

The United States finished T-6 after the low final round of 8-under 136, tying with Australia at 15 under. Auburn commit Anna Davis, the 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur winner, shot 6 under for the tournament. Megan Schofill, the 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, and Rachel Kuehn each finished at 4 under.

Cindy Hsu, a sophomore at Texas from Chinese Taipei, won the individual competition, shooting 13-under 275. She topped Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio, a freshman at Texas A&M and No. 2 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, by two shots.

Korea’s highest finisher was Kyorim Seo, who placed third at 10 under.

The WATC is a biennial competition comprised of two or three golfers from 36 countries playing four days of stroke play with the two lowest scores every day being counted.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek