Oct. 31, 2004
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico- With the fourth round cancelled due to inclement weather, the USA won the World Amateur Team Championship at Rio Mar Country Club, where South Carolina junior golfer Eirik Johansen and former Gamecock golf Martin Rominger participated for their home countries.
Rominger’s Switzerland finished fourth while Johansen’s Norway finished tied for 34th place.
Rominger shot an even-par 72 in the first round, shot +3 in the second round (73) and then a -2 in the third round (70). His teammates, Nicolas Sulzer and Roger Furrer, shot -7 and even par, respectively overall. The Swiss shot 137, 142 and 143 in the three rounds for a score of 422 – tying with Canada and Italy.
Johansen shot a + 4 (76) in the first round. He shot even par (72) in both the second and third rounds for a score of +4. His teammates, Lars Petter Brovold and Kim Kristoffersen, shot +9 and +11, respectively. Overall the team shot 148, 145 and 151 in the three rounds for a tally of 444.
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.
For more information on results see golfstat.com.