Dec. 12, 2006
Former South Carolina golfer Martin Rominger (Pontresina, Switzerland) tied for 12th in last week’s Barbados World Cup, which is part of the series of World Golf Championships events. Along with partner Nicolas Sulzer, Rominger represented his home nation of Switzerland in the 24-team, 48-player event, which was contested at Sandy Lane Resort and Country Club in St. James, Barbados.
Rominger and Sulzer competed against a stacked field that featured a host of players ranked among the top 50 in the world, including Luke Donald (9th), Henrik Stenson (12th), David Howell (15th), Colin Montgomerie (17th), Angel Cabrera (25th), Stewart Cink (27th), Rory Sabbatini (40th) and Mike Weir (43rd). The tournament format featured two days of four-ball and two days of foursomes. Rominger and Sulzer finished with a total score of 73-70-64-68=275, seven shots back of Germany’s Bernhard Langer and Marcel Siem, the tournament winners with a total score of 268.
In addition to the World Cup, the World Golf Championships include the Accenture Match Play Championship, the Bridgestone Invitational, American Express Championship and the CA Championship
Rominger, who currently plays on the Asian Tour, competed at South Carolina for head coach Puggy Blackmon from 2002-2004. He earned All-SEC honors in both 2002 and 2004. Rominger was an All-Southeast Region selection and a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar in 2004 as well.
Rominger received the Swiss Golf Association’s Order of Merit each in 2000, 2004 and 2005.
For more information about the World Golf Championships, visit www.worldgolfchampionships.com.