Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pakistan finish 53 in world amateur golf team ranking

Pakistan slumped to 53rd from its pervious ranking of 47 in the world Amateur Golf Team Championship (men) for Eisenhower Trophy which concluded at Buenos Aires on Sunday with France winning the title.
The championship was reduced to three rounds as the second round was suspended due to stormy conditions.

As many as 69 teams took part in the championship which is held once every two years. Antalya ( Turkey) has been chosen as the venue for the 2012 World Amateur Team Championships while Japan’s city of Karuizawa has been selected as the site of the 2014 Championships.

Pakistan is the only nation to field the same team as in 2008. Muhammad Safdar Khan, Muhammad Ali Hai and Hamaz Taimur Amin finished 47th in 2008.

These three formed team which was managed by Pakistan Golf Federation secretary Taimur Hassan. Pakistani’s performance was disappointing.

Muhammad Safdar logged 75-82-78 for an aggregate of 235 in three rounds. Ali Hai played 79-77-82 for a total of 238 and Hamza Amin had scores of 76-85-84 for 245.

As best of two scores on each day is taken into consideration, Pakistan had 151 score on first day, 159 in second round and 160 for third round for a total of 470.

Pakistan team is due to return home by Qatar Airways some time on Tuesday.

Johann Lopez-Lazaro and Alexander Levy of France each shot even-par 72 to propel France to victory at the 2010 World Amateur Team Championship by four strokes over Denmark and five strokes over the USA to win the Eisenhower Trophy at Buenos Aires Golf Club.

The French, with a 7-under-par 423, fended off the Danes and Americans in the last 12 holes of the weather-shortened 54-hole championship.

Because of poor weather during the second round, the championship was reduced to 54 holes. Denmark, at 427, claimed its first medal in the championship. The USA, at 428, now has 23 medals, with a top-10 finish in all 27 competitions.

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