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Gornik Ties for 19th at World Team Amateur
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/08/2012
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ANTALYA, Turkey – Senior Tim Gornik and freshman Motin Yeung completed play at the Men’s World Team Amateur Championship, played at the Antalya and the Cornelia Golf Clubs in Antalya, Turkey, on Sunday. Gornik, competing in the event for his home country of Slovenia, closed the rain-shortened 54-hole event of four-under par, 210, to finish tied for 19th individually. Meanwhile, Yeung, playing for the Hong Kong team, finished the three-day event with a seven-over par, 222, to finish in a tie for 90th as an individual.

After starting his final round in a tie for 43rd, Gornik fired a four-under 67 to move into a tie for 19th. The Duke senior improved in each of his three rounds at the tournament carding rounds of 72, 71 and a 67. On the final day, the Ljubljana, Slovenia native registered a total of six birdies, 11 pars and two bogeys. Gornik started play in his last two rounds on the 6,359 yards, par-71 Antalya course. Gornik carded two birdies to go along with two bogeys and 14 pars to shoot an even-par, 71 in the second round of play. After carding a double-bogey on his opening hole of the tournament, Gornik did not register a score above a bogey on his remaining 53 holes of golf. He registered the top score for the Slovenian team that finished tied for 32nd with a three-over 431.

Yeung jumped from a tie for 113th to a tie for 90th individually after completing his final round with a one-under par, 71. The Blue Devil rookie started play in his final two rounds on the 6,293 yards, par-72 Cornelia course. Yeung completed his final round with four birdies, 12 pars, one bogey and a double-bogey to finish with a three-day total of 222. During the second round, the Beijing, China native recorded 15 pars, two bogeys and a double-bogey for a four-over 76. The Hong Kong team recorded a three-day score of 14-over 444, to complete the tournament in a tie for 44th.

The United States team won the event by five strokes with a 14-under 404. Mexico (409), Republic of Korea (413), Germany (413) and France (413) rounded out the top-five. After carding a final round 66, Sebastian Vazquez of Mexico took the individual portion of the event. Chris Williams of the United States, Moritz Lampert of Germany, Julien Brun of France and Julio Vegas of Venezuela rounded out the top-five of the individual competition.

The event, originally scheduled to be a 72-hole event, was shortened to 54 holes due to inclement weather.


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