ABU DHABI, UAE – Vanderbilt men’s golf junior Gordon Sargent is once again set to represent the United States, as he will compete at this week’s World Amateur Team Championships at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Sargent will team up with Alabama’s Nick Dunlap and North Carolina’s David Ford to represent the USA. The junior tees off the first round of the World Amateur Team Championships this Tuesday at 10:03 p.m. CT.
The World Amateur Team Championships will take place Oct. 17-20 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates. It is the first time that the event, which dates back to 1958, will occur in the Middle East. Fans can follow live scoring by clicking the link here. Pairings for the rest of the tournament will be set at the end of each round and can be found by clicking the link here.
The Birmingham, Alabama, native heads into the event as one of the top-ranked amateur men’s golfers in the world, currently sitting at No. 2 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. Earlier this year, he won the Mark H. McCormack Medal, which is given annually to the world’s top-ranked men’s amateur player.
Sargent is no stranger to competing for his home country. In September, he guided the Stars and Stripes to a victory in the Walker Cup after going 4-0 at St Andrews. He also helped the United States win the Arnold Palmer Cup in June.
The World Amateur Team Championships is a biennial international amateur golf competition. Each team has two or three members playing 18-holes of stroke play for four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day total is the team’s score for the championship. The winning team receives custody of the Eisenhower Trophy for the ensuing two years and members of the winning team will receive a gold medal.
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