Lemke and Alvarado Holley to Compete in Men's World Amateur

Oct. 25, 2006

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Arizona State men's golf team members Niklas Lemke and Benjamin Alvarado Holley are in Cape Town, South Africa to compete in the 2006 Men's World Amateur, Oct. 26-29.

Lemke will represent his home country of Sweden, while Alvarado Holley will compete for Chile.

To those in the golf community, the World Amateur is often referred to as the Olympics for the sport of golf. Held once every two years, the event positions, a record 71 different teams against one another to compete for the Eisenhower Trophy.

Each team consists of the respective countries top two or three players. Each country has different ways in which it chooses their squads. Some base their decisions on a point system, while others go purely on rankings.

Past winners of the World Amateur include Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Sun Devil Phil Mickelson.Results are available at www.golfstat.com.