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Dillas to lead Bermuda at world championships

Leading the way: Dillas will make his seventh appearance at the tournament

The Bermuda Golf Association has selected Jarryd Dillas, Mark Phillips and Eric West to represent Bermuda at the 30th Men’s World Amateur Team Championships in Riviera, Mexico.

The championships, which will be held from September 21 to 24, were last played in 2014 in Karuizawa, Japan, with the United States winning the Eisenhower Trophy for a record fifteenth time.

Bermuda’s trio of Dillas, Phillips and William Haddrell placed 45th.

Dillas, 30, will be making his seventh appearance at the championships.

He was crowned this year’s Men’s Order of Merit Champion after finishing in the top three in all but one of his 12 BGA events, including a fifth Bermuda Amateur Match Play title in March.

Phillips, 26, who is making his second appearance, is a former two-times winner of the Bermuda Amateur Stroke Play Championships and recorded nine top-three finishes from his ten 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, 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 Championships.

Craig Brown, the BGA president, said: “Representing your country is always a proud moment, and I have no doubt that Jarryd, Mark, and Eric 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.”