Second round play suspended at World Amateur Team Championship

Friday, October 05, 2012

Meronk completes second round, while Pugh is forced to play second and third rounds on Saturday

ANTALYA, Turkey (Oct. 5, 2012) – Second round play of the World Amateur Team Championship was suspended on Friday, as the start time was delayed six hours due to inclement weather.

Freshman ETSU golfer Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) completed his round at the Antalya Golf Club, carding a 3-over-par 74, while sophomore Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) will play the second and third rounds on Saturday.

After being tied for eighth following his 4-under-par 68 in Thursday’s opening round, Meronk is currently tied for 39th after finishing with a two-round total of 1-under 142.

Chris Williams, the first round leader and current No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, shot a 2-under through the first three holes before play was suspended. The University of Washington senior golfer sits atop the leaderboard at 10-under with 15 holes remaining in the second round. Meanwhile, England’s Neil Raymond is the clubhouse leader at 5-under-par 132.

Only seven of the 72 teams completed the second round with England being tied for ninth at 6-under 280. The United States is still leading the field at 15-under through the first three holes in round two and has a five shot advantage over Canada and the Republic of Korea.  

Pugh enters play on Saturday at 3-over-par 74 and is tied for 81st.

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About the World Amateur Team Championship

The World Amateur Team Championship is a biennial international amateur competition, begun in 1958. It is conducted by the International Golf Federation, which comprises national governing bodies of golf in 126 countries and international professional tours. The competition, which is being held for the 28th time, is rotated among three geographic zones: Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe-Africa. 

This year’s event is hosted by the Turkish Golf Federation. The teams play for the Eisenhower Trophy. The IGF is the international federation for golf for the International Olympic Committee and will conduct the Olympic golf competition in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.

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