2006 Eisenhower Trophy

The 2006 Eisenhower Trophy took place 26–29 October at De Zalze Golf Club and Stellenbosch Golf Club in Stellenbosch, east of Cape Town, South Africa. It was the 25th World Amateur Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 70 three-man teams. The best two scores for each round counted towards the team total. Each team played two rounds on the two courses. The leading teams played at Stellenbosch Golf Club on the third day and at De Zalze Golf Club on the final day.

2006 Eisenhower Trophy
Tournament information
Dates26–29 October
LocationStellenbosch, South Africa
Course(s)De Zalze Golf Club
Stellenbosch Golf Club
Format72 holes stroke play
Statistics
Par72 (De Zalze)
72 (Stellenbosch)
Field70 teams
208 players
Champion
 Netherlands
Wil Besseling, Joost Luiten &
Tim Sluiter
554 (−22)
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The Netherlands won their first Eisenhower Trophy, two strokes ahead of Canada, who took the silver medal. The United States took the bronze medal while Wales finished in fourth place. Wil Besseling had the best 72-hole aggregate of 275, 13 under par. In the last round Joost Luiten had four birdies and an eagle in his last five holes to finish with a 67. He birdied the par-five 14th and then holed a sand-wedge for an eagle two on the 15th and made birdies on the final three holes.[1]

The 2006 Espirito Santo Trophy was played on the same courses one week prior.

TeamsEdit

70 teams contested the event. Each team had three played with the exception of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Mauritius who only has two.

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

Country Players
  Argentina Estanislao Goya, Sebastián Saavedra, Alan Wagner
  Australia Stephen Dartnall, Won Joon Lee, Andrew Tampion
  Canada James Love, Andrew Parr, Richard Scott
  Denmark Peter Baunsoe, Christoffer Christiansen, Mark Haastrup
  England Oliver Fisher, Ross McGowan, Jamie Moul
  France Julien Grillon, Julien Guerrier, Jean-Jacques Wolff
  Germany Sean Einhaus, Florian Fritsch, Stephan Gross
  Ireland Rory McIlroy, Gareth Shaw, Simon Ward
  Japan Yuta Ikeda, Yuki Ito, Yuki Usami
  Malaysia Ben Leong, S. Sivachandran, Mohammed Sukree Rhasid
  Mexico Roberto Díaz, Mauricio Tamez, Julian Valenciana
  Netherlands Wil Besseling, Joost Luiten, Tim Sluiter
  New Zealand Josh Geary, James Gill, Mark Purser
  Scotland Scott Jamieson, George Murray, Richie Ramsay
  South Korea Kang Sung-hoon, Kim Do-hoon, Kim Kyung-tae
  Spain José Luis Adarraga, Jordi García, Pablo Martín
  Sweden Björn Åkesson, Oscar Florén, Niklas Lemke
   Switzerland Steven Rojas, Damian Ulrich, Tino Weiss
  United States Chris Kirk, Jonathan Moore, Trip Kuehne
  Wales Llewellyn Matthews, Rhys Davies, Nigel Edwards

ResultsEdit

# Country Score To par
1   Netherlands 141-140-136-137=554 −22
2   Canada 139-139-141-137=556 −20
3   United States 143-136-140-138=557 −19
4   Wales 144-143-132-140=559 −17
5   South Korea 146-137-138-140=561 −15
T6   Argentina 148-142-134-139=563 −13
  England 149-138-140-136=563
  Scotland 144-142-137-140=563
T9   France 142-142-141-139=564 −12
  Ireland 146-138-140-140=564
11   Spain 145-141-144-135=565 −11
T12   Australia 147-141-140-141=569 −7
  Germany 146-141-146-136=569
  Mexico 143-138-145-143=569
  Sweden 150-132-141-146=569
T16   Japan 145-139-145-141=570 −6
   Switzerland 146-143-143-138=570
18   Malaysia 143-142-145-141=571 −5
T19   Denmark 145-143-137-147=572 −4
  New Zealand 148-138-145-141=572
21   Portugal 145-143-142-143=573 -3
T22   Belgium 150-140-139-145=574 −2
  Colombia 148-148-140-138=574
  Norway 146-143-138-147=574
  South Africa 143-145-138-148=574
T26   Chinese Taipei 147-140-142-146=575 −1
  Finland 145-146-142-142=575
28   Chile 147-143-142-144=576 E
29   Italy 147-142-142-146=577 +1
30   Austria 143-141-148-146=578 +2
31   Brazil 146-152-140-146=584 +8
T32   Czech Republic 152-145-143-145=585 +9
  India 148-143-143-151=585
34   Iceland 151-145-147-147=590 +14
35   Trinidad and Tobago 147-146-148-152=593 +17
36   Puerto Rico 152-146-143-153=594 +18
37   Bolivia 158-146-143-149=596 +20
38   Philippines 154-150-154-141=599 +23
T39   Bermuda 154-150-152-147=603 +27
  Hong Kong 153-152-148-150=603
41   Russia 149-153-151-152=605 +29
42   Pakistan 156-148-155-147=606 +30
43   Zimbabwe 147-156-155-149=607 +31
44   Turkey 161-152-148-150=611 +35
T45   Ecuador 161-153-155-144=613 +37
  El Salvador 149-156-158-150=613
  Peru 157-148-158-150=613
48   Guatemala 159-151-158-146=614 +38
49   Namibia 149-155-159-153=616 +40
50   Tunisia 156-155-156-151=618 +42
51   Venezuela 154-148-164-154=620 +44
52   Fiji 155-156-153-158=622 +46
53   Uruguay 155-159-156-156=626 +50
54   Latvia 165-156-153-154=628 +52
55   Estonia 163-158-157-152=630 +54
56   Slovakia 167-161-151-155=634 +58
57   Greece 163-160-160-152=635 +59
58   Egypt 159-164-163-152=638 +62
59   Honduras 155-158-173-161=647 +71
T60   Botswana 165-168-161-154=648 +72
  United States Virgin Islands 161-164-168-155=648
62   Ivory Coast 170-168-162-155=655 +79
63   United Arab Emirates 174-172-162-149=657 +81
64   Saudi Arabia 176-162-162-159=659 +83
65   Croatia 173-169-162-169=673 +97
66   Gabon 187-169-169-174=699 +123
67   Bulgaria 190-176-167-169=702 +126
68   Bosnia and Herzegovina 180-173-180-171=704 +128
69   Nigeria 198-178-175-174=725 +149
70   Mauritius 196-198-193-187=774 +198

Source:[2]

Individual leadersEdit

There was no official recognition for the lowest individual scores.

# Player Country Score To par
1 Wil Besseling   Netherlands 69-70-66-70=275 −13
T2 Julien Grillon   France 72-68-69-67=276 −12
Chris Kirk   United States 71-66-70-69=276
Richard Scott   Canada 69-68-71-68=276
5 Oliver Fisher   England 74-66-70-67=277 −11
6 Kang Sung-hoon   South Korea 73-67-68-72=280 −8
T7 Pablo Martín   Spain 73-71-70-67=281 −7
Rory McIlroy   Ireland 73-69-72-67=281
T9 Nigel Edwards   Wales 75-70-68-69=282 −6
Joost Luiten   Netherlands 74-71-70-67=282
George Murray   Scotland 72-70-70-70=282
Richie Ramsay   Scotland 72-73-67-70=282

Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2006 World Amateur Golf Team Championships Record Book" (PDF). IGF. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Team/Player Leaderboard". Golfstat. 2 November 2018.

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