ASU Connection Excels At World Amateur

ASU Connection Excels At World Amateur

ADELAIDE, Australia. -- Augusta State’s Henrik Norlander and former Jaguar standout Wallace Booth have turned in strong efforts through two rounds of the World Amateur Team Championship.

Booth fired a six-under 67 Friday and Norlander carded a five-under 68 at the par-73, 7,215-yard Royal Adelaide Golf Club to move into the top 10 in the individual standings. Booth is in second place, trailing only Rickie Fowler of the United States, while Norlander is tied for ninth.

Booth’s effort helped push his native Scotland into a share of the lead with the United States of America at 17-under-par. Norlander’s round, which included six birdies against a lone bogey, moved his home country of Sweden into fourth place halfway through the event at eight-under-par.

The Scots, behind Booth’s 67 and a 3-under 70 from Callum Macaulay, erased their two-shot deficit to the Americans, who held the first-round lead. Their 9-under second-round total was matched only by Argentina.

Scotland, which played as a part of Great Britain and Ireland until 2002, tied with the Argentina for the best round of the day.

The USA, the championship’s most successful nation with 13 previous victories, posted a 5-under 67 from Oklahoma State’s Rickie Fowler and a pair of 2-under 70s from Florida’s Billy Horschel and Southern Cal’s Jamie Lovemark at The Grange Golf Club’s West course.

New Zealand, behind U.S. Amateur Champion Danny Lee (71) and Jared Pender (67) moved three places into third and was followed by Sweden in fourth and Wales in fifth.

In the World Amateur, the team’s two best individual scores count.

For more information, visit www.worldamateur2008.org  and for live scoring, visit www.golfstat.com

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