Oct. 29, 2004
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico- After the first round of the World Amateur Team Championship in Rio Mar Country Club, where South Carolina junior golfer Eirik Johansen and former Gamecock golf Martin Rominger are participating, Rominger’s Switzerland is in second place behind the USA while Johansen’s Norway is in 33rd place.
Rominger shot an even-par 72 in the first round, while Swiss teammates Nicolas Sulzer shot -6 (66) and Roger Furrer shot -1 (71).
Johansen shot a + 4 (76) in the first round. His teammates from Norway, Lars Petter Brovold shot a +1 (73) and Kim Kristoffersen shot a +3 (75).
Johansen, a junior, has been an All-America selection for the past two seasons. Last year, he won the Palmetto Intercollegiate to go along with five other top 10 finishes. A senior last year, Rominger had the lowest stroke average (72.54) on the team last season. He was a two-time All-SEC selection. Last season he had four top 10 and six top 20 finishes.
The Championship field includes 70 three-man squads made up from the top amateurs from across the globe. Two-time defending champion Team USA looks to retain their ownership of the Eisenhower Trophy, which goes to the team champion.
For more information on results see golfstat.com.