Pieters Slated to Play at The Spirit International

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Sophomore Thomas Pieters will represent his home country of Belgium at The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship in Houston, Texas, from Nov. 2-5 at the Whispering Pines Golf Club. The event, which was established in 2001, is a world class amateur golf event featuring 20 countries from six continents. Each country is represented by their two best men and two best women players. Pieters, the 2011 Belgian National Stroke Play Champion, will play with Thomas Detry, the 2011 Belgian National Match Play Champion, at the tournament, which can be followed through a live webcast. Check out what Pieters had to say before heading to the event along with other tournament information below:

The Spirit is a biennial event alternating years with the World Amateur Team Championships. All 80 participants enjoy an Olympic like experience including Opening Ceremonies, International Village accommodations, festive dinner parties, Closing Ceremonies and a 72-hole golf event where the world's best amateur golfers compete for gold medals.

Format of Play:
72 holes of best ball competition, five separate competitions are conducted: International Team (combined best ball of the Men's and Women's teams), Men's Team, Women's Team, Men's Individual, and Women's Individual. Gold, Silver and Bronze commemorative medals are awarded to the top three places in each competition.

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