Kiwis finish in fourth

New Zealand  completed its  amazing week at the World Amateur Team Championships by finishing in fourth place as  Denmark claimed its  maiden Eisenhower Trophy victory in Ireland.

It was another solid day’s play for the team of Daniel Hillier, Denzel Ieremia and Kerry Mountcastle but they  ended the week four shots behind Denmark, which had an incredible final round of 13-under combined and a tournament total of 39-under.

The New Zealanders’ combined total of five-under par yesterday  and 35-under par total was not enough to remain at the top.

Hillier’s three-under and Mountcastle’s two-under were the best of three that counted yesterday.

The United States  picked up the silver medal at 38-under and  Spain claimed bronze at 36-under.

Hillier, who has enjoyed a superb run of form while travelling the world,  ended the week as  top New Zealander  and finished in a tie for fourth in the individual standings.

Ieremia ended a memorable week with a forgettable final round of three-over, but will take a huge amount of confidence from Ireland after leading the individual standings through 54 holes and guiding his team into contention.

He now travels back to Iowa State University.

The rest of the New Zealand squad will return home to rest and start turning their attention to the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Singapore at the start of October, where the winner receives invitations to the 148th Open Championship and The Masters Tournament. 

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