Oct. 7, 2012
ANTALYA, Turkey - NC State men's golfer Albin Choi and Team Canada finished tied for sixth at the 2012 World Amateur Team Championship.
Choi finishes at 1-under 213 for the tournament that was shortened to 54-holes due to weather delays on Friday and Saturday.
He opened with an even-par 71 on Thursday, followed with a bogey free 3-under 69 in the second round, and finished with a 2-over 73 in round three.
Choi placed in a tie for 33rd among a field of 250 golfers.
The United States team cruised to a five-stroke victory at 24-under-par, followed by Mexico (-19) and there was a three-way tie for third with Republic of Korea, Germany and France at -15.
The 2012 championship was shortened from 72 holes to 54 holes following a weather delay that allowed only six teams to finish the second round on Friday. The second round was completed Saturday with the USA holding a six-stroke advantage over the Republic of Korea with its 36-hole scoring mark of 266.
Following the completion of the second round, 36 teams started the third round Saturday afternoon and 36 teams began their third rounds on Sunday.
The World Amateur Team Championship is a biennial international amateur competition, begun in 1958. It is conducted by the International Golf Federation, which comprises national governing bodies of golf in 126 countries and international professional tours. The competition, which is being held for the 28th time, is rotated among three geographic zones: Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe-Africa.
This year's event is hosted by the Turkish Golf Federation. The teams play for the Eisenhower Trophy. The IGF is the international federation for golf for the International Olympic Committee and will conduct the Olympic golf competition in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The 54-hole total is the team's score for the championship.
USA won for the 14th time and first since 2004.