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Gornik Finishes T-32nd at International European Amateur
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/13/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. - Rising senior Tim Gornik finished tied for 32nd place at the 2012 International European Amateur with a final score of 288 (E). Gornik finished 11 shots behind winner Rhys Pugh, and only five shots out of the top 10 at the Carton House Golf Club just outside of Dublin City, Ireland.

Entering the weekend, Gornik was tied for 35th place with a 36-hole score of 143 (-1). Gornik, a native of Ljubljana, Slovenia, began the third round by parring the first seven holes, before making a birdie on No. 8 to move him to two-under. Gornik shot an even par 36 on the back nine after making bogey on No. 11 and No. 14, but finished with birdies on No. 15 and No. 18 to shoot a third round score of 71.

In addition to an already difficult set-up at The Mongomerie Course, players entering the final round on Sunday were met with winds gusting upwards of 18 miles per hour. Despite this added difficulty, Gornik played a solid front nine of his final round making eight pars and one birdie to shoot a 35 before struggling a bit on the back nine. Gornik started the back nine with back-to-back double bogeys on No. 10 and No. 11, but battled back making birdies on No. 14 and No. 18 to post a final round 74.

The host course for the European Amateur was designed by seven-time European Order of Merit Winner Colin Montgomerie. The 7,300 yard "links style" course has hosted such events as the 2005 and 2006 Irish Open and the 2010 Irish Seniors Open.