Georgia Tech's Bryce Molder Named To U.S. World Amateur Team

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech men’s golfer Bryce Molder was one of three players selected by the United States Golf Association to compete in the upcoming World Amateur Championship at the Sporting Club in Berlin, Germany from August 31-September 3.

Molder, who will be a senior on the Yellow Jacket team this fall, is a three-time GCAA All-American, joining David Duval as the only Tech players to be so honored, and was a member of the 1999 U.S. Walker Cup squad that competed in Nairn, Scotland. Molder will be the fourth Georgia Tech golfer to compete in the World Amateur, joining David Duval (1992), Matt Kuchar (1998) and Mauricio Muniz (Puerto Rico, 1994, ’96 and ’98)

The Conway, Ark., native is a three-time all-ACC selection and has been named the ACC Player of the Year in each of the last two seasons. Prior to heading to Germany, Molder will be competing in his fourth-straight U.S. Amateur Championship after reaching the quarterfinals a year ago at Pebble Beach.

Molder was named the recipient of the Jack Nicklaus Trophy as National Player of the Year in 1998 and was the GolfWeek Co-National Player of the Year that same season. In 2000, he was named a first-team Academic All-American.

Joining Molder on the 2000 team will be Ben Curtis and David Eger, with the final member of the team being named following the U.S. Amateur on August 27.

The World Amateur Championship is a biennial competition first conducted in 1958, with 2000 being the 22nd time it has been contested. The event is a four-round match play format with the three lowest scores for each four-man team counting toward the team score. The United States has won the men’s championship 10 times, most recently in 1994.

Live scoring and information on the event can be obtained on the official website at www.wm2000.com.

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