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Lamprecht to Play in 2022 World Amateur Team Championship

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s Christo Lamprecht continues to see his profile grow both on the collegiate level and internationally.  The rising junior from George, South Africa has been named to represent his home country in the World Amateur Team championships, which will be played in late August in France.

Coming in at No. 50 in the latest World Amateur Golf Ranking, Lamprecht is preparing to compete for the International Team at the annual Arnold Palmer Cup this weekend in Geneva, Switzerland, an achievement made possible by being ranked No. 27 nationally among United States collegiate players at the end of the spring season. The Yellow Jacket junior also competed for South Africa in the annual Spirit International matches last fall and has represented his home country twice in the Junior Presidents Cup (2017, 2019). He tied for ninth last week at the European Amateur Championship in Valencia, Spain.

The South African team is composed of Lamprecht, Christiaan Maas and Aldrich Potgeiter, all of whom have won the South African Amateur championship.

In the 2021-22 collegiate season, Lamprecht posted six top-10 finishes in 12 events, including a tie for third place and two match victories at the ACC Championship. He also tied for fourth at The Calusa Cup (214, -2), eighth (203, -7) at The Goodwin and second at the Southern Highlands Collegiate (205, -11). In the fall, Lamprecht was runner-up at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate with a program-record 54-hole score of 194 (-16) and tied for 10th at the Windon Memorial. He led the Yellow Jackets in stroke average at 70.22, the sixth-lowest average for a single year in program history.

Lamprecht has represented his home country of South Africa in international competition three times, including the 2021 Spirit International.

 

Conducted by the International Golf Federation (formerly the World Amateur Golf Council), which comprises the national governing bodies of golf in 146 countries, the World Amateur Team Championships are a biennial international amateur golf competition. Each team has two or three players and plays 18-holes of stroke play for four days. 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 French Golf Federation will play host to the 2022 World Amateur Team Championships (WATC) on two courses near Paris. The 29th women’s championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy will be held Aug. 24-27 and the 32nd men’s championship for the Eisenhower Trophy from Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Lamprecht will be the sixth Georgia Tech player to participate in the event. David Duval (1990, 1992), Matt Kuchar (1998) and Bryce Molder (2000) have represented the United States, while Mauricio Muniz (1994, 1996, 1998, 2008) played for Puerto Rico, and Minghao Wang (2010, 2012) competed for China.

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