TURKEY – Senior Tim Gornik and freshman Motin Yeung opened play at the
Men’s World Team Amateur Championship, played at the Antalya and the Cornelia
Golf Clubs in Antalya, Turkey, on Thursday. Gornik posted an even-par 72 for
Slovenia, while Yeung shot a four-over 74 for Hong Kong.
fired an even-par round of 72 on the first day of the tournament at the Faldo
Course at Cornelia Golf Club. After opening his round with a double-bogey, he
rebounded with five birdies, nine pars and three bogeys over the final 17
holes. Gornik registered the top score for team Slovenia, who fired a two-over
146 and is tied for 25th. As an individual, Gornik is tied for 49th, trailing
first round leader Chris Williams of the United States by eight strokes.
recorded a four-over par, 74, in the first round of the tournament on the
Sultan Course. After a four-over par, 39, on the front nine, the Blue Devil
rookie rebounded on the back nine with an even-par, 36, with a birdie and a
bogey on the scorecard. Yeung is tied for 99th at the event, while the Hong
Kong team recorded a score of seven-over 149, to complete the day in 47th.
U.S. team is leading after day one of competition, with a 13-under 131.
Mexico is four shots back and Korea is five shots behind the American team
heading into the second day of competition.
World Amateur Championship is comprised of more than 200 golfers and 72
countries. Three players represent each country while the top two individual
scores comprise the team score.