WORLD AMATEUR TEAM
Record Day As USA Takes Lead At WATC September 11, 2014 By International Golf Federation

Bryson Dechambeau led the charge for the USA in the third round, firing a 10-under 61, the lowest 18-hole score in the event's history. (USGA/Steven Gibbons)

KARUIZAWA, Japan –  Bryson DeChambeau shot a record-setting 61 and Denny McCarthy added a 67 for a combined 128 on Friday as the USA grabbed the 54-hole lead at 31-under-par 397 at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) at Karuizawa 72 Golf East.

DeChambeau, an All-American at Southern Methodist University, closed his round on the par-71 Oshitate Course with six consecutive birdies. In all, he made 11 birdies with one bogey.

"I'm honored and it's pretty cool to be the low number for the World Amateur,” said DeChambeau of his career-low competitive round. “That's pretty sweet.

"I got off to a hot start and made a couple putts early and just kept going. I finished with six birdies and I've never done something like that so I'm excited to shoot that number and I'm ready for tomorrow."

The previous low individual score was 63 by Jason Dawes of Australia in the first round of the 1994 WATC in France. DeChambeau also tied for the lowest nine-hole score of 29, on his opening nine.

McCarthy, an All-American at the University of Virginia and a semifinalist at last month’s U.S. Amateur, was 5 under through 13 holes and finished with an eagle, three birdies and a bogey. Beau Hossler, the 2014 Western Amateur champion, shot a 68, which ties for the lowest non-counting score in history.

“They're really experienced tournament players,” USA captain Jim Hyler said of his team. “It's not a surprise to me that we've had nine rounds that are all in the 60s.These guys are trending in the right way coming into the World Amateur Team Championship and we've seen really good consistent play by all three."

The defending-champion Americans broke the record for lowest 54-hole score (404 set by the USA in 2012) by seven strokes. Its third-round total of 14-under 128 also broke the mark for any round – 131, set by the USA in the first round in 2012 – by three strokes.

"We're going to have to go out tomorrow and shoot another low round in double digits under par at least,” said Hossler, an All-American at the University of Texas. “Moving forward we need to play consistent golf, keep our heads down and keep focused on shooting more and more under par. Out here, you've got to take it pretty deep and if we can take advantage of the par 5s and the wedge holes, we're going to be just fine."

Sweden is second at 28-under 400, while Canada and Spain are tied for third at 403. Second-round leader Argentina fell back to fifth at 404, Australia is sixth at 405, England and Ireland are tied for seventh at 408, and Chinese Taipei, France, Mexico, Scotland and Switzerland share ninth at 409. Host Japan is tied for 33rd.

Sweden’s Hannes Ronnenblad shot a 7-under 64 and Marcus Kinhult, No. 5 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking™, added a 67 to keep the Swedes within striking distance of the USA.

“It’s always fun to be in the mix on the last day, that was part of our goal,” said Kinhult. “Tomorrow, I hope that we can make sure that the winning team has to play really good golf to beat us.”

Spain’s Jon Rahm, No. 16 in the WAGR, followed his second-round 64 with a 62 in the third round and held the WATC individual low score record for approximately 30 minutes until DeChambeau finished.

“On the first couple holes I felt pretty bad,” said Rahm, an All-American at Arizona State. “I couldn’t hit a shot straight but somehow I managed to make a couple of pars. I made my birdie on four and then after that I just got into my zone and started hitting every single shot perfect. It felt great.”

Forty of the 67 teams posted 54-hole totals that were under par. The field recorded 73 sub-par individual counted scores in the second round, breaking the record of 43 in 2006.

The World Amateur Team Championship is a biennial international amateur competition conducted by the International Golf Federation (IGF), which comprises 137 national governing bodies in 131 countries. The competition, which is being held for the 26th time, is rotated among three geographic zones: Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe-Africa.

This year’s event is hosted by the Japan Golf Association. 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.

The teams who played the Oshitate Course on Friday will play the Iriyama Course in the final round and vice versa.

 KARUIZAWA, Japan – Results of Friday’s third round of the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship played at the par-71, 7,010-yard Oshitate Course (OC)  and the par-72, 7,008-yard Iriyama Course (IC) at Karuizawa 72 Golf East.

1.United States of America (USA) - 136 IC-133 OC-128 OC--397 (-31)

Bryson DeChambeau 69-67-61—197
Beau Hossler 68-66-68—202
Denny McCarthy 68-68-67--203

2. Sweden (SWE) - 134 IC-135 OC-131 OC--400 (-28)

Marcus Kinhult 65-66-67—198
Hannes Ronneblad 69-74-64—207
Adam Blomme 72-69-68--209

T3. Canada (CAN) - 134 IC-136 OC-133 OC--403 (-25)

Corey Conners 66-69-67—202
Adam Svensson 69-69-66—204
Taylor Pendrith 68-67-69--204

T3. Spain (ESP) - 138 IC-133 OC-132 OC--403 (-25)

Jon Rahm 70-64-62—196
Mario Galiano 68-69-70—207
Daniel Berna 75-69-77--221

5. Argentina (ARG) - 135 IC-133 OC-136 OC--404 (-24)

Alejandro Tosti 68-67-64—199
Jaime Lopez Rivarola 67-66-74—207
Matias Simaski 72-70-72--214

 6. Australia (AUS) - 137 OC-136 IC-132 OC--405 (-23)

Lucas Herbert 69-64-67—200
Ryan Ruffels 68-73-65—206
Geoff Drakeford 71-72-71--214

 T7. England (ENG) - 136 IC-135 OC-137 OC--408 (-20)

Benjamin Stow 67-67-68—202
Ryan Evans 72-68-69—209
Ashley Chesters 69-72-69--210

 T7. Ireland (IRL) - 138 IC-138 OC-132 OC--408 (-20)

Gavin Moynihan 69-70-64—203
Paul Dunne 70-70-68—208
Gary Hurley 69-68-74--211

 T9. Chinese Taipei (TPE) - 137 OC-137 IC-135 OC--409 (-19)

Cheng-Tsung Pan 70-70-67—207
Chun-An Yu 67-67-75—209
Wei-Lun Wang 75-73-68--216

 T9. France (FRA) - 140 IC-134 OC-135 OC--409 (-19)

Victor Perez 69-65-66—200
Clement Sordet 71-69-70—210
Robin Sciot Siegrist 72-78-69--219

 T9. Mexico (MEX) - 138 IC-136 OC-135 OC--409 (-19)

Gerardo Ruiz De La Concha 68-67-66—201
Aaron Terrazas Morales 70-71-69—210
Alvaro Ortiz Becerra 71-69-70--210

 T9. Scotland (SCO) - 138 IC-133 OC-138 OC--409 (-19)

Grant Forrest 68-68-69—205
Bradley Neil 72-65-71—208
Chris Robb 70-74-69--213

 T9. Switzerland (SUI) - 134 IC-135 OC-140 OC--409 (-19)

Benjamin Rusch 68-66-70—204
Mathias Eggenberger 66-69-75—210
Marco Iten 72-70-70--212

 14. Denmark (DEN) - 133 OC-140 IC-138 OC--411 (-17)

Martin Leth Simonsen 67-70-66—203
Nicolai Kristensen 66-70-72—208
Niklas Noergaard Moeller 72-70-76--218

 T15. Czech Republic (CZE) - 135 OC-141 IC-136 OC--412 (-16)

Simon Zach 67-67-68—202
Vitek Novak 68-74-68—210
Michal Pospisil 76-78-68--222

 T15. Germany (GER) - 137 OC-137 IC-138 OC--412 (-16)

Hurly Long 67-69-68—204
Maximilian Mehles 70-68-71—209
Maximilian Rottluff 71-71-70--212

 T17. Austria (AUT) - 140 IC-135 OC-138 OC--413 (-15)

Lukas Lipold 72-66-69—207
Robin Goger 69-69-72—210
Markus Maukner 71-72-69--212

 T17. Chile (CHI) - 136 OC-139 IC-138 OC--413 (-15)

Matias Dominguez 67-68-68—203
Guillermo Pereira 69-71-70—210
Martin Cancino 69-77-72--218

 T17. Italy (ITA) - 140 IC-134 OC-139 OC--413 (-15)

Renato Paratore 69-67-68—204
Guido Migliozzi 75-67-71—213
Enrico Di Nitto 71-70-73--214

 20. Republic of Korea (KOR) - 142 OC-138 IC-135 OC--415 (-13)

Eun-Ho Youm 71-67-69—207
Nam-Hun Kim 71-71-68—210
Tae-Hyun Kong 73-74-67--214

 T21. Belgium (BEL) - 138 OC-138 IC-140 OC--416 (-12)

Kevin Hesbois 70-68-71—209
Thomas Detry 68-70-76—214
Samuel Echikson 75-75-69--219

 T21. Norway (NOR) - 141 IC-139 OC-136 OC--416 (-12)

Kristian Johannessen 71-68-66—205
Kristoffer Ventura 70-71-70—211
Andreas Halvorsen 74-78-70--222

 T21. Singapore (SIN) - 142 IC-138 OC-136 OC--416 (-12)

Jonathan Woo 70-67-70—207
Johnson Poh 72-73-73—218
Marc Ong 81-71-66--218

 T21. Slovenia (SLO) - 140 OC-141 IC-135 OC--416 (-12)

Tim Gornik 67-73-69—209
Zan Luka Stirn 73-68-70—211
Enej Sarkanj 74-75-66--215

 25. Colombia (COL) - 141 OC-141 IC-135 OC--417 (-11)

Santiago Gomez 71-72-66—209
Nicolas Echavarria 70-69-71—210
Ricardo Celia 71-77-69--217

 26. Venezuela (VEN) - 139 IC-141 OC-138 OC--418 (-10)

Jorge Garcia 66-68-68—202
Alejandro Perazzo 73-73-74—220
Gustavo Morantes 78-75-70--223

 T30. Poland (POL) - 142 IC-144 OC-135 IC--421 (-9)

Mateusz Gradecki 70-71-69—210
Adrian Meronk 72-73-66—211
Jan Szmidt 79-73-74--226

 27. Wales (WAL) - 138 OC-145 IC-136 OC--419 (-9)

David Boote 70-73-65—208
Michael Hearne 68-72-71—211
Rhys Pugh 70-73-72--215

 T28. New Zealand (NZL) - 144 IC-137 OC-139 OC--420 (-8)

Tae Koh 72-69-69—210
Joshua Munn 72-69-70—211
Vaughan McCall 74-68-72--214

 T28. People's Republic of China (CHN) - 142 IC-138 OC-140 OC--420 (-8)

Zecheng Dou 68-72-70—210
Zhengkai Bai 75-69-70—214
Jin Zhang 74-69-72--215

 T30. Puerto Rico (PUR) - 137 IC-142 OC-142 OC--421 (-7)

Jeronimo Esteve 67-73-71—211
Robi Calvesbert 72-69-71—212
Edward Figueroa 70-74-73--217

 T30. Thailand (THA) - 140 OC-145 IC-136 OC--421 (-7)

Suradit Yongcharoenchai 68-71-69—208
Chanachok Dejpiratanamongkol 74-74-67—215
Nattawat Suvajanakorn 72-75-71--218

 35. Finland (FIN) - 144 IC-143 OC-137 IC--424 (-6)

Linus Vaisanen 72-70-68—210
Albert Eckhardt 73-73-69—215
Kristian Kulokorpi 72-73-73--218

 33. Japan (JPN) - 138 IC-140 OC-144 OC--422 (-6)

Takashi Ogiso 71-69-72—212
Kazuya Koura 69-71-74—214
Kenta Konishi 69-74-72--215

 34. India (IND) - 141 IC-142 OC-140 OC--423 (-5)

Udayan Mane 68-70-67—205
Feroz Garewal 73-72-75—220
Manu Gandas 76-76-73--225

 36. Malaysia (MAS) - 143 IC-143 OC-140 IC--426 (-4)

Gavin Kyle Green 68-72-69—209
Low Khai Jei 75-71-71—217
Abdul Manaf Muhammad Wafiyuddin 75-76-75--226

 T38. Brazil (BRA) - 140 OC-147 IC-141 IC--428 (-2)

Andre Tourinho 68-75-71—214
Thomaz Pimenta 72-72-72—216
Herik Machado 74-82-70--226

 T38. Netherlands (NED) - 142 OC-147 IC-139 IC--428 (-2)

Lars Van Meijel 72-74-68—214
Robbie Van West 71-76-71—218
Michael Kraaij 71-73-75--219

 37 .Portugal (POR) - 143 IC-142 OC-142 OC--427 (-1)

Joao Carlota 69-69-74—212
Goncalo Costa 74-73-75—222
Tomas Silva 80-76-68--224

 40. Slovakia (SVK) - 144 IC-144 OC-141 IC--429 (-1)

Jan Friesz 72-72-71—215
Peter Valasek 75-72-70—217
Oliver Gabor 72-78-72--222

 41. Costa Rica (CRC) - 146 IC-140 OC-144 IC--430 (Even)

Jose Mendez 71-70-69—210
Alvaro Ortiz 75-70-75—220
Manuel Jimenez 84-84-80--248

 T42. Guatemala (GUA) - 148 IC-139 OC-144 IC--431 (+1)

Jose Pablo Rolz 74-69-71—214
Sebastian Barnoya 74-70-73—217
Daniel Gurtner 79-71-73--223

 T42. Hong Kong, China (HKG) - 141 OC-145 IC-145 IC--431 (+1)

Shinichi Mizuno 73-71-73—217
Matthew Cheung 70-74-74—218
Martin Liu 71-82-72--225

 T42. Bermuda (BER) - 142 IC-142 OC-147 OC--431 (+3)

Jarryd Dillas 71-70-72—213
Will Haddrell 73-72-76—221
Mark Phillips 71-80-75--226

 T42. South Africa (RSA) - 144 IC-142 OC-145 OC--431 (+3)

Zander Lombard 68-71-71—210
Jason Smith 78-71-74—223
Gerlou Roux 76-73-77--226

 46. Guam (GUM) - 144 OC-146 IC-152 IC--442 (+12)

Devin Hua 72-68-74—214
Louie Sunga 72-78-78—228
Daryl Poe 76-83-81--240

 47 .Malta (MLT) - 146 OC-150 IC-149 IC--445 (+15)

Andrew Borg 72-76-74—222
Daniel Holland 77-74-75—226
John Verlest Micallef 74-76-80--230

 T48. Philippines (PHI) - 148 OC-149 IC-150 IC--447 (+17)

Rupert Zaragosa 74-74-73—221
Kristoffer Arevalo 75-75-77—227
Raymart Tolentino 74-80-87--241

 T48. Turkey (TUR) - 152 IC-144 OC-151 IC--447 (+17)

Ediz Kemaloglu 76-73-74—223
Ali Altuntas 76-77-77—230
Serkan Akarsu 77-71-82--230

 50. Uruguay (URU) - 150 OC-151 IC-148 IC--449 (+19)

Juan Alvarez 71-74-71—216
Facundo Alvarez 79-77-77—233
Agustin Acosta 81-81-79--241

 T51. Fiji (FIJ) - 143 OC-155 IC-153 IC--451 (+21)

Sam Lee 71-77-76—224
Olaf Frank Grant Allen 72-78-77—227
Abid Hussain 81-80-81--242

 T51. Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) - 144 OC-161 IC-146 IC--451 (+21)

Behrod Keshtavar 74-81-70—225
Hassan Karimian Noshahr 70-83-77—230
Ali Khazanbeik 78-80-76--234

 T53. Dominican Republic (DOM) - 152 IC-147 OC-153 IC--452 (+22)

Francisco Pichardo 81-71-77—229
Ernesto Vitienes 75-79-76—230
Juan Jose Guerra 77-76-78--231

 T53 .Russian Federation (RUS) - 144 OC-154 IC-154 IC--452 (+22)

Mikhail Morozov 70-78-74—222
Nikita Ponomarev 74-77-80—231
Pavel Goryainov 77-77-81--235

 55. Jamaica (JAM) - 149 OC-156 IC-152 IC--457 (+27)

Sean Morris 72-79-76—227
Jonathan Newnham 77-77-76—230
Keith Stein 77-85-79--241

 T56. Estonia (EST) - 156 IC-146 OC-157 IC--459 (+29)

Martin Jarve 76-78-76—230
Marten Palm 80-71-81—232
Sander Aadusaar 81-75-83--239

 T56. Serbia (SRB) - 154 IC-148 OC-157 IC--459 (+29)

Cedomir Ilic 77-70-78—225
Ilija Djurdjevic 77-79-79—235
Ranko Helc 81-78-81--240

 T58. Mauritius (MRI) - 155 OC-159 IC-151 IC--465 (+35)

Ian Espitalier Noel 77-77-78—232
Ludovic Bax 78-82-73—233
Brent Sussens 87-85-94--266

 T58. United Arab Emirates (UAE) - 156 IC-157 OC-152 IC--465 (+35)

Khalid Al Jasmi 74-77-78—229
Rashid Hamood 82-80-74—236
Sohail Al Marzouqi 82-82-78--242

 T60. Bahrain (BRN) - 154 OC-156 IC-157 IC--467 (+37)

Hamad Mubarak 76-76-77—229
Abdulla Sultan 78-80-80—238
Nasser Yacoob 79-81-84--244

 T60. Greece (GRE) - 149 OC-159 IC-159 IC--467 (+37)

Vasileios Koumpakis 70-76-84—230
Nikolaos Efthymiadis 79-86-78—243
Stamatios Kavadas 79-83-81--243

 62. Qatar (QAT) - 153 IC-161 OC-162 IC--476 (+46)

Ali Al Shahrani 77-79-79—235
Saleh Al Kaabi 76-82-83—241
Abdul Rahman Al Shahrani 90-82-88--260

 63. Ghana (GHA) - 164 OC-162 IC-164 IC--490 (+60)

Maxwell Owusu-Bonsu 81-78-78—237
Peter Amenyo 83-84-86--253

 64. Ukraine (UKR) - 170 OC-178 IC-165 IC--513 (+83)

Artur Badiuk 82-89-84—255
Fedir Karhapolov 88-92-81—261
Emir Priadko 89-89-88--266

 65. Gabon (GAB) - 174 OC-176 IC-165 IC--515 (+85)

Kevin Aboumi Mouba 88-85-80—253
Thomas Mba Agostino 86-99-85—270
Leon-Paul Lobo 88-91-95--274

 66. El Salvador (ESA) - 179 OC-169 IC-171 IC--519 (+89)

Gerardo Alvarez 90-84-85—259
Sebastian Bettaglio 89-85-86—260
Ricardo Reyes 100-97-100--297

 67. Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) - 189 OC-186 IC-185 IC--560 (+130)

Konstantin Surikov 97-96-85—278
Andrey Sazanov 97-90-103—290
Sergey Kim 92-100-100--292

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