Men's WATC / Round 2 - News Release
Puerto Rico currently 40th at WATC
By Alberto C. Medina - PRGA Staff Writer
(Saturday, October 5th, 2012) Puerto Rico is tied for 40th place after two rounds at what will be a shortened Men’s World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey.
Weather conditions forced delays and an eventual stoppage of play on Friday, and the second round didn’t finish until Saturday afternoon. Puerto Rico managed an aggregate score of +5 in that second round, as it was once again Jerónimo Esteve’s (+2) and Erick Morales’ (+3) scores that counted for the Island’s squad. Robert Calvesbert shot +8.
That second-round score dropped Puerto Rico from 25th to 40th place in what has been a highly competitive tournament with good scores all around despite the tough conditions. The United States (-24) seems to be running away with the event after a second-round -7, and a -4 midway through the suspended third round, widened the U.S. team’s lead to eight strokes. Defending champion France is in second place at -18, also midway through the third round, as is México, which is in third place at -15.
For Puerto Rico, the third round will begin early Sunday at Cornelia Golf Club. The tournament will conclude after 54 holes.