2002 Eisenhower Trophy

2002 Eisenhower Trophy
Tournament information
Dates24–27 October
LocationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Course(s)Saujana Golf and Country Club
Palm and Bunga Raya courses
Format72 holes stroke play
Statistics
Par72 (Palm)
72 (Bunga Raya)
Field63 teams
188 players
Champion
 United States
Ricky Barnes, Hunter Mahan &
D. J. Trahan
568 (−8)
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The 2002 Eisenhower Trophy took place 24–27 October on the Palm and Bunga Raya courses at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was the 23rd World Amateur Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 63 three-man teams. The best two scores for each round counted towards the team total. Each team was due to play two rounds on the two courses. The leading teams played on the Bunga Raya course on the third day and were due to play on the Palm course on the final day.

After heavy rain and lightning on the final morning, a cut was introduced and only the leading 20 teams played the final round. Positions 21 to 63 were determined by scores after three rounds. The leading 33 teams had played their third round on the Bunga Raya course while the others played on the Palm course.[1]

The United States won their 12th Eisenhower Trophy, three strokes ahead of France, who took the silver medal. Australia and the Philippines tied for third place and took the bronze medals. Marcus Fraser had the best 72-hole aggregate of 281, 7 under par.[1]

This was the first World Amateur Team Championship with teams of three; previous championships had teams of four with the best three scores for each round counting. England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland (a combined Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland team) competed as separate teams for the first time, whereas in previous championships a combined Great Britain and Ireland team had competed.

The 2004 Espirito Santo Trophy was played on the same courses one week prior.

Teams

63 teams contested the event. Each team had three players with exception of Russia who only had two.

The following table lists the players on the leading teams.[2][1]

Country Players
 Argentina Matias Anselmo, Fernando Chiesa, Carlos Pedrozo
 Australia Andrew Buckle, Marcus Fraser, Adam Groom
 Austria Thomas Kogler, Thomas Ortner, Martin Wiegele
 Canada Lee Curry, James Lepp, Dan Swanson
 Chinese Taipei Chang Hong-wei, Cheng Chen-liang, Sung Mao-chang
 Colombia Manuel José Merizalde, Andrés Mauricio Rodríguez, Camilo Villegas
 England Jamie Elson, Richard Walker, Gary Wolstenholme
 Finland Toni Karjalainen, Janne Mommo, Thomas Sundström
 France Grégory Bourdy, Eric Chaudouet, Raphaël Pellicioli
 Germany Markus Maichel, Christian Reimbold, Michael Thannhauser
 Ireland Noel Fox, Justin Kehoe, Colm Moriarty
 Italy Edoardo Molinari, Francesco Molinari, Andrea Romano
 Netherlands Niels Boysen, Edward de Jong, Inder van Weerelt
 New Zealand Eddie Lee, Brad Shilton, Tim Wilkinson
 Norway Lars Brovold, Jan-Are Larsen, Torstein Nævestad
 Philippines Jerome Delariarte, Juvic Pagunsan, Angelo Que
 Scotland Jack Doherty, Graham Gordon, Simon Mackenzie
 Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Alfredo García-Heredia, Pablo Martín
 Sweden Niklas Lemke, Pär Nilsson, Wilhelm Schauman
  Switzerland Julien Clément, Martin Rominger, Nicolas Sulzer
 Thailand Wisut Artjanawat, Chaddanai Choksuwanlap, Prom Meesawat
 United States Ricky Barnes, Hunter Mahan, D. J. Trahan
 Wales Nigel Edwards, Lee Harpin, David Price

Results

# Country Score To par
1  United States 137-149-142-140=568 −8
2  France 142-144-139-146=571 −5
T3  Australia 152-143-137-142=574 −2
 Philippines 146-145-143-140=574
T5  Austria 150-140-144-141=575 −1
 New Zealand 149-142-144-140=575
7  England 143-147-145-143=578 +2
8  Colombia 143-153-143-141=580 +4
9  Italy 150-150-137-144=581 +5
10  Spain 148-147-140-147=582 +6
T11  Chinese Taipei 150-141-148-144=583 +7
 Sweden 144-154-141-144=583
13  Netherlands 150-152-141-142=585 +9
14  Wales 151-143-144-148=586 +10
T15  Argentina 143-146-147-152=588 +12
 Germany 148-144-147-149=588
  Switzerland 151-145-146-146=588
18  Finland 143-148-148-152=591 +15
19  Norway 150-148-144-150=592 +16
20  Thailand 143-152-145-153=593 +17

Because of bad weather there was a cut and only the leading 20 teams played the final round.

# Country Score To par
T21  Brazil 150-148-146=444 +12
 Denmark 146-150-148=444
 Japan 155-143-146=444
 Scotland 150-149-145=444
 South Africa 155-147-142=444
 South Korea 144-152-148=444
27  India 155-146-144=445 +13
T28  Ireland 151-144-152=447 +15
 Malaysia 147-149-151=447
30  Venezuela 150-153-145=448 +16
T31  Canada 157-147-146=450 +18
 Chile 160-145-145=450
33  Pakistan 148-149-154=451 +19
T34  Portugal 144-158-152=454 +22
 Puerto Rico 150-151-153=454
T36  Czech Republic 155-150-153=458 +26
 Paraguay 152-155-151=458
38  Ecuador 153-155-152=460 +28
39  Iceland 150-155-156=461 +29
40  Mexico 161-152-149=462 +30
T41  Guatemala 152-160-151=463 +31
 Slovenia 158-149-156=463
43  El Salvador 159-149-157=465 +33
44  Bolivia 167-146-154=467 +35
45  Hong Kong 156-154-158=468 +36
46  Costa Rica 167-145-157=469 +37
47  Zimbabwe 155-156-160=471 +39
48  Bermuda 159-156-157=472 +40
49  Belgium 161-159-155=475 +43
50  Eswatini 152-160-164=476 +44
51  Singapore 157-158-162=477 +45
52  Turkey 157-159-163=479 +47
53  Egypt 161-161-161=483 +51
54  Greece 167-160-165=492 +60
55  Russia 166-163-170=499 +67
56  Lebanon 164-167-171=502 +70
57  Slovakia 179-159-172=510 +78
58  Panama 166-171-174=511 +79
59  Estonia 173-171-175=519 +87
60  Latvia 175-177-172=524 +92
61  Croatia 186-176-178=540 +108
T62  Iran 186-180-180=546 +114
 Saudi Arabia 181-186-179=546

Source:[2][1]

The leading 33 teams played their third round on the Bunga Raya course with the remaining teams playing on the Palm course.

Individual leaders

There was no official recognition for the lowest individual scores.

# Player Country Score To par
1 Marcus Fraser  Australia 74-70-67-70=281 −7
2 Grégory Bourdy  France 70-69-71-72=282 −6
3 Angelo Que  Philippines 72-70-69-72=283 −5
4 Tim Wilkinson  New Zealand 77-69-69-69=284 −4
5 Camilo Villegas  Colombia 68-75-72-71=286 −2
6 Hunter Mahan  United States 68-72-71-77=288 E
7 Martin Wiegele  Austria 78-71-70-70=289 +1
T8 Jamie Elson  England 71-77-71-71=290 +2
Edoardo Molinari  Italy 76-77-66-71=290
T10 Michael Thannhauser  Germany 72-72-73-74=291 +3
D. J. Trahan  United States 76-78-71-66=291
Gary Wolstenholme  England 74-71-74-72=291

Source:[2]

Only players in the leading 20 teams completed four rounds. Of the players from the remaining teams, who only completed three rounds, Benjamín Alvarado from Chile had the best score of 217, 1-over-par.[1]

  1. ^ a b c d e "2002 World Amateur Golf Team Championships Record Book" (PDF). IGF. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Team/Player Leaderboard". Golfstat. 2 November 2018.

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