Team USA takes the lead at the halfway point of the 2023 Eisenhower Cup, thanks to the help of a barrage of birdies from the World Amateur Golf Number Three, Nick Dunlap.
Dunlap’s five-under 67 included seven birdies that helped the American move within one shot of France and the People’s Republic of China at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
“I love the atmosphere here,” said Dunlap, the 2023 U.S. Amateur champion. “It’s a little different so I’m just trying to embrace it. “There are some holes I like to hit with a 3-wood where a lot of people hit drivers, so I try to play to my strengths and play what looks good to my eye and go from there.”
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Counting the best two scores from each team in each round, Dunlap’s teammate, the world’s number two amateur Gordon Sargent Combine two under-70s to put their team in the under-16s.
Captain USA Mark Newellcommented: “When you get ranked high and you get the wins and the accolades that these guys have, the expectations come with it. But I don’t think they feel any particular pressure. I think they’re in a good frame of mind and ready to go out and have another great run tomorrow.
Four under 68 l Hugo Le Jeff And two under 70 of Bastian Amat They were combined with France’s scoring on Thursday. While five under 67 of Zihang Qiu And a four-under 68 from Justin bai To place the People’s Republic of China at 15 under.
Le Goff leads the individual standings by nine under, one stroke ahead of the Czechs Philipp JacobcikItaly Pietro Bovary, Zihang Qiu And Nick Dunlap.
The Emirates Golf Federation, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Department of Culture and Tourism, will host the men’s Eisenhower Cup, followed by the women’s Espirito Santo Cup on October 25 and 28, both part of the 2023 World Amateur Championship. Team Championship (WATC) presented by Rolex.
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