University Golf Championship tees off Tuesday

Antequera Golf Club in Málaga, Spain.

Antequera Golf Club in Málaga, Spain.

Participating countries

Australia

Austria

Canada

Chinese Taipei

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Great Britain

Hong Kong, China

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Netherlands

People's Republic of China

Poland

Slovakia

South Africa

Spain

Switzerland

Thailand

United States of America

MALAGA, Spain – Student-athletes from 21 countries arrived this week at the Antequera Golf Club for the 13th annual World University Golf Championship sponsored by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and hosted by the University of Málaga.

Competitions start Tuesday, lasting four days, and will include team and individual events for men and women. Each country enters a maximum of sixteen persons of whom 11 (six men, five women) may be competitors and five officials or coaches.

Last year in South Africa, the United States and Japan won the FISU men and women championships, respectively. The United States 2010 women's team is coached by former Iowa coach Diane Thomason, who has served as coach/coordinator with Team USA for the last 12 years. Team USA has won seven of the 12 World University Golf Championship titles.

The selection of the team members vary from country to country. Some countries like Spain and Italy send to the WUC its national champions (the first-fourth placed players in the national championships). Others choose the players in an internal meeting or depending on national rankings.

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