ATLANTA – Georgia Tech men’s golfer Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.) continued his solid play for the week and captured the World Amateur Championship medalist title as the United States claimed the team championship for the 11th time in the 22-year history of the event. The 72-hole event was contested on the Arnold Palmer (6,974-yard, par 72) and Nick Faldo (7,038-yard, par 72) Courses of the Sporting Club in Berlin, Germany.
The United States team was dominant in the event, finishing with a team total of 23-under-par 207-216-205-213–841, with Great Britain and Ireland finishing 16 shots back in second place at 213-214-210-220–857. The win was the first at the World Amateur for the U.S. since 1994.
All four members of the U.S. team finished in the top 15, with Molder outdistancing the field by 4 strokes as he finished with a four-day total of 15-under-par 69-71-65-68–273. His third-round score of 65 was the lowest by any individual in the field. Paul Casey of Great Britain and Ireland finished second in the event at 66-69-68-74–277 after leading for the first three rounds of competition.
David Eger (67-73-69-75–284) in fifth place, and Ben Curtis (71-73-73-70–287) in sixth place joined their teammate Molder in the event’s top 10. United States Amateur Champion Jeff Quinney rounded out the American contingent, finishing in 15th place at 71-72-71-76–290.
The World Amateur Championship is a biennial event that brings together international teams of amateur golfers every two years to compete for the Eisenhower Trophy.