Ireland make history with Eisenhower bronze despite final hole hiccups

Ireland make history with Eisenhower bronze despite final hole hiccups
Sláinte: Paul McBride, Stuart Grehan and Jack Hume toast their historic bronze medal in the World Amateur Team Championship in Mexico

Sláinte: Paul McBride, Stuart Grehan and Jack Hume toast their historic bronze medal in the World Amateur Team Championship in Mexico

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico – For a while it looked as though a series of final hole hiccups had turned what looked like a triumphal procession to a silver medal for Ireland into a stomach churning Mexican mix up.

But in the end Ireland's trio of Naas' Jack Hume (68), The Island's Paul McBride (73) and Tullamore and Maynooth University's Stuart Grehan (72) made history by winning Ireland's first medal in the men's World Amateur Team Championship, claiming a bronze after they finished tied third with Austria on 18 under par.

The men's team matches the women's team of Leona Maguire, Annabel Wilson and Olivia Mehaffey, who made history a week ago by claiming a first bronze medal at the same venue in the women's World Amateur Team Championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy.

Detailed scores

It was an immense performance by Tony Goode's side and a fitting amateur swansong for Hume, who now turns professional and hopes to play some professional events on invitations as he prepares for November's Second Stage of Qualifying School where he is exempt as one of the top five available players in the top 15 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

"The lads were devastated for a while when they thought they weren't going to get a medal but we are really really happy," said Irish captain Goode after fast finishes by England and Austria and three dropped shots by Ireland on the tough 18th at Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club looked to have undone all their good work.

Jack Hume

Jack Hume

"To be honest, before we came out I would have settled for a top 10 finish. So we are very happy. The news we are getting bronze is great news. 

"They lads showed great spirit, I can't praise them enough for the huge effort they put in. They gave it everything. They worked selflessly for the entire week. I am delighted for the boys and for [coach] Neil [Manchip]."

Australia's Cameron Davis (67 66 68 68), Curtis Luck, (69 71 63 68) and Harrison Endycott (68 66 73 73) romped to victory, winning by an incredible 19 strokes with a record-equalling 38 under par total of 534.

England were second on 19 under 553,  sneaking past Ireland (554) and Austria when Alfie Plant birdied the 18th .

The boys in green never looked in danger of falling out of the silver medal position they held overnight — especially when Hume followed a bogey at the third with an incredible run of six successive birdies for an outward nine of 31.

With McBride and Grehan both shooting level on their front nines, a silver medal looked more than likely.

But they played the back nine in a combined five over par with Hume taking six at the 18th, where he drove into sand and then three putted from 30 feet for a three under 68 after Grehan (72) had also bogeyed the hole.

Plant's closing birdie helped England go into second place and three sensational closing birdies by Austria's Matthias Schwab (the runner up to Alan Dunbar in the 2012 Amateur Championship final) saw them move into a share of third with Ireland.

Mistakenly informed that they were to be beaten on a count back of  all three cards for the bronze medal, Irish hopes appeared to rest on The Island's McBride getting a birdie at the last.

But while the talented Wake Forest star he hit a sensational shot to three feet, he missed the putt and posted a two over 73 that appeared to leave Ireland out of the medals.

However, close reading of the tournament conditions eased those fears and Ireland were quickly informed that a tie for third was in fact good enough for a bronze medal — the first by an Irish team in the Eisenhower Trophy since breaking from the Great Britain and Ireland team in 2002.

Had Ireland been denied a medal it would still have been a history-making performance as the previous best performance by an Irish trio was sixth place for Paul Cutler, Kevin Phelan and Alan Dunbar in Argentina in 2010.

The medal was a relief to Hume, who was handed a two stroke penalty in the second round when he discovered on his first hole the he had 15 clubs in his bag. 

L-R, Jack Hume, Stuart Grehan, Tony Goode, Paul McBride and Neil Manchip.

L-R, Jack Hume, Stuart Grehan, Tony Goode, Paul McBride and Neil Manchip.

"We are delighted because we thought we were going to lose on a count back," Hume said. "We felt we could have finished in second place but a lot of things went against us this week.

"I had 15 clubs in my bag in the second round and it cost us two shots. Then on the 72nd hole we lost second place and looked like we were going to lose out on a medal as well, so we are all pleased."

Cameron Davis and Curtis Luck each shot 3-under 68s and Australia tied the 72-hole scoring record in winning their fourth World Amateur Team Championship by 19 strokes and the Eisenhower Trophy for the first time since 1996.

Australian World Amateur Team members: Harrison Endycott, (left), Cameron Davis, Curtis Luck and captain Matt Cutler hoist the trophy at the 18th green, at the conclusion of the fourth round of the 2016 Eisenhower Trophy at El Camaleon G.C. in Riviera Maya, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.  (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)

Australian World Amateur Team members: Harrison Endycott, (left), Cameron Davis, Curtis Luck and captain Matt Cutler hoist the trophy at the 18th green, at the conclusion of the fourth round of the 2016 Eisenhower Trophy at El Camaleon G.C. in Riviera Maya, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.  (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)

“It’s great for the game of golf back home,” said Australian captain Matt Cutler. “It started two years ago when the women won the Espirito Santo (Trophy). We got a taste of competing and winning internationally. They executed the plan perfectly this week. They had a determination to get it done.”

England won the silver medal at 553, behind a final-round 6-under 136 as Austria and Ireland shared the bronze,  one stroke further back at 554.

Australia’s Davis, the lone player in the field to shoot all four rounds in the 60s despite the hot and humid conditions, turned in the lowest individual score at 17-under 269. Hume was tied 11th on seven under with McBride tied 20th and Grehan tied 48th.

England registered their best finish in a WATC after tying for sixth in 2006 and 2014.

Plant, who won the 2016 Lytham Trophy and was last year’s English Amateur runner-up, fired a 5-under 66 and holed a 9-foot birdie putt at the par-4 18th to vault his team into second place as Jamie Bower added a 1-under 70.

“Once I knew I had to make the putt for birdie, I just went through my routine to make sure you make the best putt you can, and it just went in,” said Plant, who made seven birdies on the day.

“It’s been a great week, we’ve recorded our highest finish in the event as a team, and I’m playing good golf as well. It’s great to get up on the stage for a medal.”

Added English captain Kevin Tucker, “We’re absolutely delighted, the good thing is that all three players have contributed twice. Alfie’s done a great job with the two low scores, and Jamie and Scott (Gregory) have both produced twice. It’s the first time England has medalled, we’re over the moon.”

Austria also earned a medal for the first time as their best performance was tie for fifth in 2002. Matthias Schwab, who is No. 5 in the WAGR, birdied the last three holes for a 4-under 67, while teammate Markus Maukner chipped in with a 70.

Schwab set up his birdie at No. 16 with a 7-iron, struck a 54-degree sand wedge to within 15 feet at the next hole and sank a 10-foot putt at No. 18.

“My two teammates had the same goals, just try to shoot the best they can,” said Schwab, who tied for third at this year’s NCAA Championship as a member of the Vanderbilt University team.

“Everyone brought their A game or close to their A game, and that’s reason enough for us to be in the top four. The goal is to make a medal or at least fight for one.”

The USA struggled to an even-par 142 and failed to medal in this championship for the first time since 1998 when the team was seventh.

Brad Dalke, last month’s U.S. Amateur runner-up, had a 70, while Stanford University All-American Maverick McNealy shot a 72. Scottie Scheffler, a junior at the University of Texas, posted a non-counting 73.

“It was a difficult day for all of them,” said USA captain Paul Caruso. “I guess it is unusual that that happens and all three of them did not have their best today.”

The 2018 World Amateur Team Championship will be played 5-8 Sept. at Carton House Golf Club in Maynooth.

For complete results, visit

2016 World Amateur Team Championship

Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club (I) Par-72, 6,988-yard/6,38-metre

Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club (M) Par-71, 6,771-yard/6,187-metre

Detailed scores

1.Australia (AUS) - 135 I-132 M-131 I-136 M--534 (-38)

  Cameron Davis 67-66-68-68--269

  Curtis Luck 69-71-63-68--271

  Harrison Endycott 68-66-73-73--280

2.England (ENG) - 139 M-141 I-137 I-136 M--553 (-19)

  Alfie Plant 69-72-67-66--274

  Scott Gregory 70-70-70-76--286

  Jamie Bower 73-71-75-70--289

T3.Austria (AUT) - 139 M-140 I-138 I-137 M--554 (-18)

  Matthias Schwab 67-72-69-67--275

  Michael Ludwig 72-70-69-72--283

  Markus Maukner 80-70-74-70--294

T3.Ireland (IRL) - 136 M-143 I-135 I-140 M--554 (-18)

  Jack Hume 75-70-66-68--279

  Paul McBride 66-73-69-73--281

  Stuart Grehan 70-75-71-72--288

5.Norway (NOR) - 141 I-139 M-139 I-136 M--555 (-17)

  Viktor Hovland 71-70-70-65--276

  Kristoffer Ventura 70-69-69-71--279

  Knud Krokeide 74-78-80-77--309

T6.New Zealand (NZL) - 143 M-138 I-138 I-138 M--557 (-15)

  Luke Toomey 74-70-66-70--280

  Nick Voke 69-68-72-72--281

  Ryan Chisnall 75-74-76-68--293

T6.United States of America (USA) - 137 M-138 I-140 I-142 M--557 (-15)

  Brad Dalke 67-72-72-70--281

  Maverick McNealy 70-69-71-72--282

  Scottie Scheffler 73-69-69-73--284

8.Poland (POL) - 138 I-139 M-140 I-141 M--558 (-14)

  Adrian Meronk 66-69-70-69--274

  Mateusz Gradecki 72-70-70-72--284

  Jakub Dymecki 78-80-85-76--319

T9.Canada (CAN) - 144 I-140 M-136 I-140 M--560 (-12)

  Garrett Rank 74-72-70-69--285

  Jared du Toit 71-70-75-71--287

  Hugo Bernard 73-70-66-NC--NC

T9.Spain (ESP) - 136 I-145 M-138 I-141 M--560 (-12)

  Ivan Cantero 71-74-68-70--283

  Manuel Elvira 69-71-70-73--283

  Mario Galiano 67-74-76-71--288

11.Scotland (SCO) - 134 I-144 M-143 I-140 M--561 (-11)

  Robert MacIntyre 69-71-72-71--283

  Grant Forrest 68-73-71-74--286

  Connor Syme 66-73-78-69--286

12.Germany (GER) - 147 I-137 M-140 I-138 M--562 (-10)

  Max Schmitt 75-69-70-68--282

  Hurly Long 76-68-70-70--284

  Jeremy Paul 72-69-74-73--288

T13.Republic of Korea (KOR) - 145 M-139 I-141 I-138 M--563 (-9)

  Sung ho Yun 73-66-69-66--274

  Seung bo Jang 74-73-72-72--291

  Je chang Ryu 72-75-73-79--299

T13.Sweden (SWE) - 139 M-142 I-142 I-140 M--563 (-9)

  Fredrik Nilehn 68-71-71-69--279

  Robin Petersson 71-71-74-71--287

  Hannes Ronneblad 71-74-71-76--292

T13.Venezuela (VEN) - 143 M-143 I-141 I-136 M--563 (-9)

  Jorge Garcia 69-68-71-68--276

  Manuel Torres 76-75-70-73--294

  George Trujillo 74-77-80-68--299

T16.France (FRA) - 139 I-142 M-142 I-141 M--564 (-8)

  Ugo Coussaud 70-69-67-72--278

  Jeremy Gandon 69-74-76-71--290

  Antoine Rozner 73-73-75-70--291

T16.Mexico (MEX) - 141 M-140 I-141 I-142 M--564 (-8)

  Alvaro Ortiz 74-65-72-71--282

  Isidro Benitez 70-75-69-71--285

  Luis Gerardo Garza 71-77-72-77--297

T16.Switzerland (SUI) - 139 I-137 M-144 I-144 M--564 (-8)

  Mathias Eggenberger 71-69-73-73--286

  Jeremy Freiburghaus 68-68-75-76--287

  Marco Iten 72-76-71-71--290

T16.Thailand (THA) - 138 I-143 M-138 I-145 M--564 (-8)

  Kousuke Hamamoto 69-71-69-70--279

  Sadom Keawkanjana 69-72-69-75--285

  Witchayanon Chothirunrungrueng 76-76-72-77--301

T16.Wales (WAL) - 144 M-143 I-140 I-137 M--564 (-8)

  David Boote 69-73-68-67--277

  Owen Edwards 76-70-72-73--291

  Josh Davies 75-79-73-70--297

T21.Colombia (COL) - 142 I-138 M-145 I-141 M--566 (-6)

  Nicolas Echavarria 72-68-72-68--280

  Mateo Gomez Villegas 70-70-73-73--286

  Santiago Gomez 72-76-74-73--295

T21.Denmark (DEN) - 143 M-139 I-140 I-144 M--566 (-6)

  Marcus Helligkilde 73-67-68-71--279

  John Axelsen 70-75-72-73--290

  Peter Launer Baek 73-72-73-75--293

23.Singapore (SGP) - 146 M-135 I-147 I-140 M--568 (-4)

  Joshua Ho 76-65-78-70--289

  Gregory Foo 70-70-72-78--290

  Joshua Shou 76-73-75-70--294

24.Japan (JPN) - 139 I-144 M-141 I-145 M--569 (-3)

  Kazuki Higa 67-71-75-75--288

  Takumi Kanaya 72-73-73-71--289

  Junya Kameshiro 75-73-68-74--290

25.Iceland (ISL) - 141 M-142 I-143 I-144 M--570 (-2)

  Gudmundur Kristjansson 70-72-71-69--282

  Andri Bjornsson 71-75-74-75--295

  Haraldur Magnus 76-70-72-80--298

26.Argentina (ARG) - 142 I-142 M-139 I-148 M--571 (-1)

  Alejandro Tosti 71-68-67-74--280

  Gaston Bertinotti 72-74-72-76--294

  Andres Gallegos 71-75-79-74--299

T27.Chinese Taipei (TPE) - 140 M-140 I-147 I-147 M--574 (+2)

  Chun-An Yu 70-67-73-79--289

  Yu-Chen Yeh 70-73-74-74--291

  Wei-Hsiang Wang 76-79-76-73--304

T27.Peru (PER) - 142 I-142 M-142 I-148 M--574 (+2)

  Luis Fernando Barco 73-72-71-71--287

  Felipe Strobach 72-70-71-78--291

  Julian Perico 70-77-79-77--303

29.Netherlands (NED) - 145 M-138 I-144 I-148 M--575 (+3)

  Vince van Veen 71-69-75-75--290

  Lars van Meijel 74-73-70-73--290

  Rowin Caron 81-69-74-77--301

30.Finland (FIN) - 141 M-151 I-145 M-140 I--577 (+5)

  Kim Koivu 71-77-73-69--290

  Juuso Kahlos 70-74-77-71--292

  Ilari Saulo 75-77-72-72--296

T31.Chile (CHI) - 149 M-146 I-139 M-145 I--579 (+7)

  Joaquin Niemann 71-73-71-69--284

  Claudio Correa 78-73-68-76--295

  Carlos Bustos 83-81-80-80--324

T31.India (IND) - 147 M-144 I-146 I-142 M--579 (+7)

  Aalaap Indira Lakshminarayana 73-75-69-74--291

  Arjun Prasad 74-71-78-68--291

  Kshitij Naveed Kaul 76-73-77-78--304

T31.South Africa (RSA) - 141 M-144 I-148 I-146 M--579 (+7)

  Jovan Rebula 70-70-76-77--293

  Dylan Naidoo 75-74-72-73--294

  Marco Steyn 71-74-79-73--297

T34.Brazil (BRA) - 143 M-142 I-148 I-148 M--581 (+9)

  Daniel Kenji Ishii 73-72-73-72--290

  Herik Machado 70-70-75-76--291

  Gustavo Chuang 73-75-79-77--304

T34.Italy (ITA) - 141 M-145 I-150 I-145 M--581 (+9)

  Guido Migliozzi 74-76-70-72--292

  Stefano Mazzoli 67-71-89-73--300

  Luca Cianchetti 75-74-80-73--302

T34.Morocco (MAR) - 140 M-148 I-145 I-148 M--581 (+9)

  Ayoub Id-Omar 72-72-72-75--291

  Yassine Touhami 68-76-76-77--297

  Ayoub Lguirati 77-83-73-73--306

T34.Zimbabwe (ZIM) - 144 M-148 I-146 M-143 I--581 (+9)

  Kieran Vincent 69-71-75-74--289

  David Amm 75-79-81-69--304

  Benjamin Follett-Smith 76-77-71-81--305

38.Uruguay (URU) - 145 I-152 M-141 M-145 I--583 (+11)

  Juan Alvarez 68-72-71-75--286

  Agustin Tarigo 77-82-70-70--299

  Nicholas Teuten 77-80-79-80--316

T39.Ecuador (ECU) - 150 M-149 I-143 M-143 I--585 (+13)

  Rafael Miranda 75-74-71-69--289

  Jose Miranda 77-75-73-74--299

  Juan Miguel Heredia 75-75-72-77--299

T39.Portugal (POR) - 140 M-144 I-158 I-143 M--585 (+13)

  Tomas Silva 69-71-77-71--288

  Pedro Lencart Silva 71-73-81-72--297

  Vitor Londot Lopes 71-76-82-75--304

T41.Dominican Republic (DOM) - 139 M-155 I-145 M-148 I--587 (+15)

  Juan Guerra 68-79-70-78--295

  Rhadames Pena 71-79-76-74--300

  Enrique Valverde 78-76-75-74--303

T41.Peoples Republic of China (CHN) - 146 I-147 M-148 M-146 I--587 (+15)

  Zihong Zhang 71-84-70-74--299

  Junbin Zhang 79-71-79-72--301

  Yilong Chen 75-76-78-77--306

43.Hong Kong, China (HKG) - 148 M-144 I-142 M-154 I--588 (+16)

  Terrence Ng 75-73-67-74--289

  Matthew Cheung 74-71-75-81--301

  Leon Philip D'Souza 74-77-77-80--308

T44.Czech Republic (CZE) - 142 M-152 I-147 M-148 I--589 (+17)

  Vitek Novak 76-75-71-73--295

  Simon Zach 69-77-76-75--297

  Matyas Zapletal 73-77-76-78--304

T44.Puerto Rico (PUR) - 146 I-148 M-148 M-147 I--589 (+17)

  Daniel Caban 71-74-74-75--294

  Erick Juan Morales 75-74-74-76--299

  Max Alverio 81-74-74-72--301

T46.Guam (GUM) - 146 M-152 I-145 M-149 I--592 (+20)

  Devin Hua 71-74-72-72--289

  Redge Camacho 75-78-73-77--303

  Nalapon Vongjalorn 82-80-80-79--321

T46.Guatemala (GUA) - 146 M-145 I-146 I-155 M--592 (+20)

  Sebastian Barnoya 79-71-71-76--297

  Alejandro Villavicencio 72-74-75-81--302

  Pablo Castellanos 74-82-85-79--320

48.Slovakia (SVK) - 149 M-148 I-147 M-154 I--598 (+26)

  Adam Puchmelter 73-74-69-77--293

  Michal Brezovsky 76-74-78-77--305

  Jakub Hrinda 87-NC-NC-78--NC

49.Bermuda (BER) - 152 I-146 M-152 M-149 I--599 (+27)

  Jarryd Dillas 77-74-73-73--297

  Eric West 80-72-79-76--307

  Mark Phillips 75-74-82-78--309

50.Belgium (BEL) - 152 M-152 I-150 M-148 I--602 (+30)

  Adrien Dumont de Chassart 75-76-74-76--301

  Alan De Bondt 77-76-76-73--302

  Kristof Ulenaers 80-80-78-75--313

51.Croatia (CRO) - 156 I-143 M-158 M-149 I--606 (+34)

  Ivan Vucemil 75-71-86-73--305

  Luka Karaula 81-80-83-76--320

  Adam Brnic 93-72-75-83--323

52.Egypt (EGY) - 151 I-156 M-154 M-147 I--608 (+36)

  Issa Abouelela 71-74-70-75--290

  Gougou Abdeltawab 91-82-84-85--342

  Dean Naime 80-84-NC-72--NC

53.Turkey (TUR) - 151 I-150 M-152 M-156 I--609 (+37)

  Ali Altuntas 71-75-73-75--294

  Alihan Afsar 85-75-79-83--322

  Leon Acikalin 80-80-82-81--323

54.Slovenia (SLO) - 149 M-156 I-154 M-151 I--610 (+38)

  Zan Luka Stirn 74-75-79-77--305

  Luka Naglic 78-81-79-74--312

  Mark Trnovec 75-85-75-85--320

55.Jamaica (JAM) - 162 M-150 I-152 M-148 I--612 (+40)

  Jonathan Newnham 84-77-79-74--314

  Ian Facey 86-85-73-74--318

  Sean Morris 78-73-87-85--323

56.Serbia (SRB) - 150 I-162 M-151 M-150 I--613 (+41)

  Branimir Gudelj 73-79-81-75--308

  Mihailo Dimitrijevic 77-84-76-75--312

  Ranko Helc 80-83-75-77--315

57.Costa Rica (CRC) - 157 M-152 I-154 M-151 I--614 (+42)

  Paul Chaplet 79-78-73-74--304

  Jose Mendez 79-74-81-77--311

  Manuel Jimenez 78-88-85-77--328

58.Panama (PAN) - 155 I-154 M-157 M-150 I--616 (+44)

  Luis Cargiulo 83-72-85-74--314

  Paolo Cargiulo 78-82-74-81--315

  Jose Guillermo Lewis 77-83-83-76--319

59.Cayman Islands (CAY) - 156 I-153 M-159 M-159 I--627 (+55)

  Michael Wight 74-80-79-78--311

  Payten Wight 82-78-80-81--321

  Andrew Jarvis 87-75-81-81--324

60.Qatar (QAT) - 153 M-159 I-153 M-164 I--629 (+57)

  Saleh Al Kaabi 71-79-77-81--308

  Ali Al Shahrani 82-81-76-85--324

  Abdulrahman Al Shahrani 90-80-91-83--344

61.El Salvador (ESA) - 156 I-167 M-152 M-155 I--630 (+58)

  Rodrigo Sol 78-81-75-76--310

  Tino Flores 82-86-77-79--324

  Bobby Moore 78-88-89-82--337

62.Kenya (KEN) - 158 I-155 M-165 M-159 I--637 (+65)

  Sujan Shah 80-75-84-81--320

  Bo Gatundu 78-83-83-78--322

  Neer Chandaria 81-80-82-84--327

63.Greece (GRE) - 162 I-158 M-157 M-162 I--639 (+67)

  Panagiotis Pantazopoulos 83-77-77-80--317

  Dimitrios Rokadakis 79-81-80-82--322

  Panagiotis Samakovlis 89-84-83-88--344

64.United Arab Emirates (UAE) - 158 I-160 M-161 M-161 I--640 (+68)

  Saif Thabet 86-78-80-78--322

  Ahmad Skaik 78-82-81-83--324

  Rashid Hamood 80-89-81-88--338

65.Mauritius (MRI) - 160 I-158 M-155 M-168 I--641 (+69)

  Rakesh Channoo 79-79-79-79--316

  Phil Minkley 86-79-76-89--330

  Ian Espitalier Noel 81-89-82-NC--NC

66.Bulgaria (BUL) - 161 I-170 M-159 M-155 I--645 (+73)

  Vladi Marinov 85-84-75-76--320

  Asen Mihaylov 77-87-88-79--331

  Ryan Staykov 84-86-84-79--333

67.Republic of Moldova (MDA) - 165 I-162 M-165 M-166 I--658 (+86)

  Aleksei Koika 79-77-76-77--309

  Dennis Volostnykh 86-86-89-89--350

  Artiom Podgainii 95-85-98-103--381

68.Malta (MLT) - 165 I-166 M-158 M-170 I--659 (+87)

  Jay Jay Micallef 80-81-78-86--325

  Andy Borg 85-85-80-84--334

  Christian Brown 85-86-81-89--341

69.Haiti (HAI) - 176 I-167 M-178 M-179 I--700 (+128)

  Jean-Philippe Mehu 81-77-82-83--323

  Pierre-Antoine Donte 95-100-96-96--387

  Maurice Pasha Brandt 99-90-108-NC--NC

70.Kazakhstan (KAZ) - 189 I-172 M-190 M-186 I--737 (+165)

  Baurzhan Sarkytbayev 92-85-95-85--357

  Yerbol Bukharbayev 103-94-100-101--398

  Yerbolat Ospanov 97-87-95-NC--NC

71.Armenia (ARM) - 206 I-221 M-208 M-224 I--859 (+287)

  Levon Karakhanyan 86-94-97-95--372

  Karen Hovhannisyan 120-127-111-129--487


Irelands' previous finishes the in Men's World Amateur Team Championship (Eisenhower Trophy

2002 T28 Saujana Golf & Country Club (Palm and Bunga Raya Courses), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Colm Moriarty, Justin Kehoe, Noel Fox

2004 T16, Rio Mar Country Club (Ocean and River Courses), Rio Grande, Puerto Rico — Darren Crowe, Sean McTernan, Brian McElhinney

2006 T9, De Zalze Golf Club and Stellenbosch Golf Club, Stellenbosch, South Africa — Rory McIlroy, Gareth Shaw, Simon Ward

2008 22nd, Grange Golf Club (West Course) and Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Adelaide, Australia — Jonathan Caldwell, Shane Lowry, Paul Cutler. 

2010 6th, Olivos Golf Club and Buenos Aires Golf Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina — Paul Cutler, Kevin Phelan, Alan Dunbar

2012 T27, Antalya Golf Club and Cornelia Golf Club, Antalya, Turkey — Kevin Phelan, Gavin Moynihan, Alan Dunbar

2014 11th, Karuizawa 72 East Golf Club – Iriyama and Oshitate Course, Japan — Gavin Moynihan, Paul Dunne, Gary Hurley

2016 T3, Riviera Maya,  Mayakoba El Camaleón and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, Mexico — Jack Hume, Paul McBride, Stuart Grehan.