Men's WATC / Round 3 - News Release
39th place finish for Puerto Rico at Men’s WATC
By Alberto C. Medina - PRGA Staff Writer
(October 7, 2012) – The Puerto Rican Men’s National Team shot a very solid +1 in the third and final round of this year’s World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey, where the squad finished in 39th place with a total of +8.
Robert Calvesbert, who had the worst score on the team in the first two rounds, bounced back in a big way to lead Puerto Rico on Saturday with a round of even-par that featured six birdies and would’ve been even better if he had not triple-bogeyed the 18th on the Faldo Course. Jerónimo Esteve also had an excellent showing on the day with a score of +1, while Erick Morales shot +4.
Weather delays forced the tournament to end after 54 holes. Still, there were some excellent all-around performances and 23 countries finished below par. The United States dominated the event from day one and set a scoring record by finishing at -24, five strokes better than México, which finishes second. The Republic of Korea, Germany, and France shared third place with scores of -15.
Individually, Mexican Sesbastián Vázquez finished atop the leaderboard at -15. Esteve and Morales tied for 81st place with individual totals of +6, while Calvesbert finished at +14. A record total of 72 nations and 215 players competed in the Championship.
The Puerto Rico Golf Association congratulates our players for another solid performance on the world stage, and we look forward to improving on these results at the 2014 Championships in Japan.
READ MORE about the participation of Puerto Rico at the 2012 WATC.