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Bryson DeChambeu shot a record-setting 61 and Denny McCarthy added a 67 for a combined 128 as the USA grabbed the 54-hole lead at 31-under-par 397 at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) at Karuizawa 72 Golf East.

DeChambeau, an All-American choice at Southern Methodist University, closed his round on the par-71 Oshitate Course with six consecutive birdies. In all, he made 11 birdies against a lone bogey.

“I’m honored and it’s pretty cool to be the low number for the World Amateur,” said DeChambeau of his career low competitive round. “That’s pretty sweet.

“I got off to a hot start and made a couple putts early and just kept going,” he said. “I finished with six birdies and I’ve never done something like that so I’m excited to shoot that number and I’m ready for tomorrow.”

The previous low individual score was 63 by Jason Dawes of Australia in the first round of the 1994 WATC in France. DeChambeau also tied for the lowest nine-hole score of 29, on his opening side.

The USA’s McCarthy, an All-American at the University of Virginia, was 5-under through 13 holes and finished with an eagle, three birdies and a bogey. Beau Hossler, the 2014 Western Amateur champion, shot a non-counting 68, which ties for lowest in history.

“They’re really experienced tournament players,” USA captain Jim Hyler said of his team. “It’s not a surprise to me that we’ve had nine rounds that are all in the 60s.These guys are trending in the right way coming into the World Amateur Team Championship and we’ve seen really good consistent play by all three.”

The USA broke the record for lowest 54-hole score (404 set by the USA in 2012) by seven strokes. Its third-round total of 14-under 128 also broke the mark for any round – 131, set by the USA in the first round in 2012 – by three strokes.

“We’re going to have to go out tomorrow and shoot another low round in double digits under par at least,” said Hossler, an All-American at the University of Texas. “Moving forward we need to play consistent golf, keep our heads down and keep focused on shooting more and more under par. Out here, you’ve got to take it pretty deep and if we can take advantage of the par 5s and the wedge holes, we’re going to be just fine.”

Sweden is second at 28-under 400; followed by Canada and Spain tied for third at 403; second-round leader Argentina in fifth at 404; Australia in sixth at 405; England and Ireland tied for seventh at 408; and Chinese Taipei, France, Mexico, Scotland and Switzerland tied for ninth at 409. Host Japan is tied for 33rd.

Sweden’s Hannes Ronnenblad shot a 7-under 64 and World Amateur Golf Ranking™ No. 5 Marcus Kinhult added a 67 for a 131 to stay within striking distance of the USA.

“It’s always fun to be in the mix on the last day, that was part of our goal,” said Kinhult. “Tomorrow, I hope that we can make sure that the winning team has to play really good golf to beat us.”

Spain’s Jon Rahm, WAGR™ No. 16, followed his second-round 64 with a 62 in the third round and held the WATC individual low score record for approximately 30 minutes until DeChambeau finished.

“On the first couple holes I felt pretty bad,” said Rahm, an All-American at Arizona State in the USA. “I couldn’t hit a shot straight but somehow I managed to make a couple of pars. I made my birdie on four and then after that I just got into my zone and started hitting every single shot perfect. It felt great.”

Forty of the 67 teams posted 54-hole totals that were under par. The field recorded 73 sub-par individual counted scores in the second round, breaking the record of 43 in 2006.

The World Amateur Team Championship is a biennial international amateur competition conducted by the International Golf Federation (IGF), which comprises 137 national governing bodies in 131 countries. The competition, which is being held for the 26th time, is rotated among three geographic zones: Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe-Africa.

This year’s event is hosted by the Japan Golf Association. The teams play for the Eisenhower Trophy. The IGF is the international federation for golf for the International Olympic Committee and will conduct the Olympic golf competition in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.

The teams at in the upper half of scoring will play the Iriyama Course in the fourth round and the teams in the bottom half will play Oshitate.

KARUIZAWA, Japan (12 Sept.) — Results of Friday’s third round of the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship played at the par-71, 7,010-yard/6,406-meter Oshitate Course (OC)  and the par-72, 7,008-yard/6,405-meter Iriyama Course (IC) at Karuizawa 72 Golf East.

1.United States of America (USA) – 136 IC-133 OC-128 OC–397 (-31)

  Bryson DeChambeau 69-67-61–197

  Beau Hossler 68-66-68–202

  Denny McCarthy 68-68-67–203

2.Sweden (SWE) – 134 IC-135 OC-131 OC–400 (-28)

  Marcus Kinhult 65-66-67–198

  Hannes Ronneblad 69-74-64–207

  Adam Blomme 72-69-68–209

T3.Canada (CAN) – 134 IC-136 OC-133 OC–403 (-25)

  Corey Conners 66-69-67–202

  Adam Svensson 69-69-66–204

  Taylor Pendrith 68-67-69–204

T3.Spain (ESP) – 138 IC-133 OC-132 OC–403 (-25)

  Jon Rahm 70-64-62–196

  Mario Galiano 68-69-70–207

  Daniel Berna 75-69-77–221

5.Argentina (ARG) – 135 IC-133 OC-136 OC–404 (-24)

  Alejandro Tosti 68-67-64–199

  Jaime Lopez Rivarola 67-66-74–207

  Matias Simaski 72-70-72–214

6.Australia (AUS) – 137 OC-136 IC-132 OC–405 (-23)

  Lucas Herbert 69-64-67–200

  Ryan Ruffels 68-73-65–206

  Geoff Drakeford 71-72-71–214

T7.England (ENG) – 136 IC-135 OC-137 OC–408 (-20)

  Benjamin Stow 67-67-68–202

  Ryan Evans 72-68-69–209

  Ashley Chesters 69-72-69–210

T7.Ireland (IRL) – 138 IC-138 OC-132 OC–408 (-20)

  Gavin Moynihan 69-70-64–203

  Paul Dunne 70-70-68–208

  Gary Hurley 69-68-74–211

T9.Chinese Taipei (TPE) – 137 OC-137 IC-135 OC–409 (-19)

  Cheng-Tsung Pan 70-70-67–207

  Chun-An Yu 67-67-75–209

  Wei-Lun Wang 75-73-68–216

T9.France (FRA) – 140 IC-134 OC-135 OC–409 (-19)

  Victor Perez 69-65-66–200

  Clement Sordet 71-69-70–210

  Robin Sciot Siegrist 72-78-69–219

T9.Mexico (MEX) – 138 IC-136 OC-135 OC–409 (-19)

  Gerardo Ruiz De La Concha 68-67-66–201

  Aaron Terrazas Morales 70-71-69–210

  Alvaro Ortiz Becerra 71-69-70–210

T9.Scotland (SCO) – 138 IC-133 OC-138 OC–409 (-19)

  Grant Forrest 68-68-69–205

  Bradley Neil 72-65-71–208

  Chris Robb 70-74-69–213

T9.Switzerland (SUI) – 134 IC-135 OC-140 OC–409 (-19)

  Benjamin Rusch 68-66-70–204

  Mathias Eggenberger 66-69-75–210

  Marco Iten 72-70-70–212

14.Denmark (DEN) – 133 OC-140 IC-138 OC–411 (-17)

  Martin Leth Simonsen 67-70-66–203

  Nicolai Kristensen 66-70-72–208

  Niklas Noergaard Moeller 72-70-76–218

T15.Czech Republic (CZE) – 135 OC-141 IC-136 OC–412 (-16)

  Simon Zach 67-67-68–202

  Vitek Novak 68-74-68–210

  Michal Pospisil 76-78-68–222

T15.Germany (GER) – 137 OC-137 IC-138 OC–412 (-16)

  Hurly Long 67-69-68–204

  Maximilian Mehles 70-68-71–209

  Maximilian Rottluff 71-71-70–212

T17.Austria (AUT) – 140 IC-135 OC-138 OC–413 (-15)

  Lukas Lipold 72-66-69–207

  Robin Goger 69-69-72–210

  Markus Maukner 71-72-69–212

T17.Chile (CHI) – 136 OC-139 IC-138 OC–413 (-15)

  Matias Dominguez 67-68-68–203

  Guillermo Pereira 69-71-70–210

  Martin Cancino 69-77-72–218

T17.Italy (ITA) – 140 IC-134 OC-139 OC–413 (-15)

  Renato Paratore 69-67-68–204

  Guido Migliozzi 75-67-71–213

  Enrico Di Nitto 71-70-73–214

20.Republic of Korea (KOR) – 142 OC-138 IC-135 OC–415 (-13)

  Eun-Ho Youm 71-67-69–207

  Nam-Hun Kim 71-71-68–210

  Tae-Hyun Kong 73-74-67–214

T21.Belgium (BEL) – 138 OC-138 IC-140 OC–416 (-12)

  Kevin Hesbois 70-68-71–209

  Thomas Detry 68-70-76–214

  Samuel Echikson 75-75-69–219

T21.Norway (NOR) – 141 IC-139 OC-136 OC–416 (-12)

  Kristian Johannessen 71-68-66–205

  Kristoffer Ventura 70-71-70–211

  Andreas Halvorsen 74-78-70–222

T21.Singapore (SIN) – 142 IC-138 OC-136 OC–416 (-12)

  Jonathan Woo 70-67-70–207

  Johnson Poh 72-73-73–218

  Marc Ong 81-71-66–218

T21.Slovenia (SLO) – 140 OC-141 IC-135 OC–416 (-12)

  Tim Gornik 67-73-69–209

  Zan Luka Stirn 73-68-70–211

  Enej Sarkanj 74-75-66–215

25.Colombia (COL) – 141 OC-141 IC-135 OC–417 (-11)

  Santiago Gomez 71-72-66–209

  Nicolas Echavarria 70-69-71–210

  Ricardo Celia 71-77-69–217

26.Venezuela (VEN) – 139 IC-141 OC-138 OC–418 (-10)

  Jorge Garcia 66-68-68–202

  Alejandro Perazzo 73-73-74–220

  Gustavo Morantes 78-75-70–223

T30.Poland (POL) – 142 IC-144 OC-135 IC–421 (-9)

  Mateusz Gradecki 70-71-69–210

  Adrian Meronk 72-73-66–211

  Jan Szmidt 79-73-74–226

27.Wales (WAL) – 138 OC-145 IC-136 OC–419 (-9)

  David Boote 70-73-65–208

  Michael Hearne 68-72-71–211

  Rhys Pugh 70-73-72–215

T28.New Zealand (NZL) – 144 IC-137 OC-139 OC–420 (-8)

  Tae Koh 72-69-69–210

  Joshua Munn 72-69-70–211

  Vaughan McCall 74-68-72–214

T28.People’s Republic of China (CHN) – 142 IC-138 OC-140 OC–420 (-8)

  Zecheng Dou 68-72-70–210

  Zhengkai Bai 75-69-70–214

  Jin Zhang 74-69-72–215

T30.Puerto Rico (PUR) – 137 IC-142 OC-142 OC–421 (-7)

  Jeronimo Esteve 67-73-71–211

  Robi Calvesbert 72-69-71–212

  Edward Figueroa 70-74-73–217

T30.Thailand (THA) – 140 OC-145 IC-136 OC–421 (-7)

  Suradit Yongcharoenchai 68-71-69–208

  Chanachok Dejpiratanamongkol 74-74-67–215

  Nattawat Suvajanakorn 72-75-71–218

35.Finland (FIN) – 144 IC-143 OC-137 IC–424 (-6)

  Linus Vaisanen 72-70-68–210

  Albert Eckhardt 73-73-69–215

  Kristian Kulokorpi 72-73-73–218

33.Japan (JPN) – 138 IC-140 OC-144 OC–422 (-6)

  Takashi Ogiso 71-69-72–212

  Kazuya Koura 69-71-74–214

  Kenta Konishi 69-74-72–215

34.India (IND) – 141 IC-142 OC-140 OC–423 (-5)

  Udayan Mane 68-70-67–205

  Feroz Garewal 73-72-75–220

  Manu Gandas 76-76-73–225

36.Malaysia (MAS) – 143 IC-143 OC-140 IC–426 (-4)

  Gavin Kyle Green 68-72-69–209

  Low Khai Jei 75-71-71–217

  Abdul Manaf Muhammad Wafiyuddin 75-76-75–226

T38.Brazil (BRA) – 140 OC-147 IC-141 IC–428 (-2)

  Andre Tourinho 68-75-71–214

  Thomaz Pimenta 72-72-72–216

  Herik Machado 74-82-70–226

T38.Netherlands (NED) – 142 OC-147 IC-139 IC–428 (-2)

  Lars Van Meijel 72-74-68–214

  Robbie Van West 71-76-71–218

  Michael Kraaij 71-73-75–219

37.Portugal (POR) – 143 IC-142 OC-142 OC–427 (-1)

  Joao Carlota 69-69-74–212

  Goncalo Costa 74-73-75–222

  Tomas Silva 80-76-68–224

40.Slovakia (SVK) – 144 IC-144 OC-141 IC–429 (-1)

  Jan Friesz 72-72-71–215

  Peter Valasek 75-72-70–217

  Oliver Gabor 72-78-72–222

41.Costa Rica (CRC) – 146 IC-140 OC-144 IC–430 (Even)

  Jose Mendez 71-70-69–210

  Alvaro Ortiz 75-70-75–220

  Manuel Jimenez 84-84-80–248

T42.Guatemala (GUA) – 148 IC-139 OC-144 IC–431 (+1)

  Jose Pablo Rolz 74-69-71–214

  Sebastian Barnoya 74-70-73–217

  Daniel Gurtner 79-71-73–223

T42.Hong Kong, China (HKG) – 141 OC-145 IC-145 IC–431 (+1)

  Shinichi Mizuno 73-71-73–217

  Matthew Cheung 70-74-74–218

  Martin Liu 71-82-72–225

T42.Bermuda (BER) – 142 IC-142 OC-147 OC–431 (+3)

  Jarryd Dillas 71-70-72–213

  Will Haddrell 73-72-76–221

  Mark Phillips 71-80-75–226

T42.South Africa (RSA) – 144 IC-142 OC-145 OC–431 (+3)

  Zander Lombard 68-71-71–210

  Jason Smith 78-71-74–223

  Gerlou Roux 76-73-77–226

46.Guam (GUM) – 144 OC-146 IC-152 IC–442 (+12)

  Devin Hua 72-68-74–214

  Louie Sunga 72-78-78–228

  Daryl Poe 76-83-81–240

47.Malta (MLT) – 146 OC-150 IC-149 IC–445 (+15)

  Andrew Borg 72-76-74–222

  Daniel Holland 77-74-75–226

  John Verlest Micallef 74-76-80–230

T48.Philippines (PHI) – 148 OC-149 IC-150 IC–447 (+17)

  Rupert Zaragosa 74-74-73–221

  Kristoffer Arevalo 75-75-77–227

  Raymart Tolentino 74-80-87–241

T48.Turkey (TUR) – 152 IC-144 OC-151 IC–447 (+17)

  Ediz Kemaloglu 76-73-74–223

  Ali Altuntas 76-77-77–230

  Serkan Akarsu 77-71-82–230

50.Uruguay (URU) – 150 OC-151 IC-148 IC–449 (+19)

  Juan Alvarez 71-74-71–216

  Facundo Alvarez 79-77-77–233

  Agustin Acosta 81-81-79–241

T51.Fiji (FIJ) – 143 OC-155 IC-153 IC–451 (+21)

  Sam Lee 71-77-76–224

  Olaf Frank Grant Allen 72-78-77–227

  Abid Hussain 81-80-81–242

T51.Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) – 144 OC-161 IC-146 IC–451 (+21)

  Behrod Keshtavar 74-81-70–225

  Hassan Karimian Noshahr 70-83-77–230

  Ali Khazanbeik 78-80-76–234

T53.Dominican Republic (DOM) – 152 IC-147 OC-153 IC–452 (+22)

  Francisco Pichardo 81-71-77–229

  Ernesto Vitienes 75-79-76–230

  Juan Jose Guerra 77-76-78–231

T53.Russian Federation (RUS) – 144 OC-154 IC-154 IC–452 (+22)

  Mikhail Morozov 70-78-74–222

  Nikita Ponomarev 74-77-80–231

  Pavel Goryainov 77-77-81–235

55.Jamaica (JAM) – 149 OC-156 IC-152 IC–457 (+27)

  Sean Morris 72-79-76–227

  Jonathan Newnham 77-77-76–230

  Keith Stein 77-85-79–241

T56.Estonia (EST) – 156 IC-146 OC-157 IC–459 (+29)

  Martin Jarve 76-78-76–230

  Marten Palm 80-71-81–232

  Sander Aadusaar 81-75-83–239

T56.Serbia (SRB) – 154 IC-148 OC-157 IC–459 (+29)

  Cedomir Ilic 77-70-78–225

  Ilija Djurdjevic 77-79-79–235

  Ranko Helc 81-78-81–240

T58.Mauritius (MRI) – 155 OC-159 IC-151 IC–465 (+35)

  Ian Espitalier Noel 77-77-78–232

  Ludovic Bax 78-82-73–233

  Brent Sussens 87-85-94–266

T58.United Arab Emirates (UAE) – 156 IC-157 OC-152 IC–465 (+35)

  Khalid Al Jasmi 74-77-78–229

  Rashid Hamood 82-80-74–236

  Sohail Al Marzouqi 82-82-78–242

T60.Bahrain (BRN) – 154 OC-156 IC-157 IC–467 (+37)

  Hamad Mubarak 76-76-77–229

  Abdulla Sultan 78-80-80–238

  Nasser Yacoob 79-81-84–244

T60.Greece (GRE) – 149 OC-159 IC-159 IC–467 (+37)

  Vasileios Koumpakis 70-76-84–230

  Nikolaos Efthymiadis 79-86-78–243

  Stamatios Kavadas 79-83-81–243

62.Qatar (QAT) – 153 IC-161 OC-162 IC–476 (+46)

  Ali Al Shahrani 77-79-79–235

  Saleh Al Kaabi 76-82-83–241

  Abdul Rahman Al Shahrani 90-82-88–260

63.Ghana (GHA) – 164 OC-162 IC-164 IC–490 (+60)

  Maxwell Owusu-Bonsu 81-78-78–237

  Peter Amenyo 83-84-86–253

64.Ukraine (UKR) – 170 OC-178 IC-165 IC–513 (+83)

  Artur Badiuk 82-89-84–255

  Fedir Karhapolov 88-92-81–261

  Emir Priadko 89-89-88–266

65.Gabon (GAB) – 174 OC-176 IC-165 IC–515 (+85)

  Kevin Aboumi Mouba 88-85-80–253

  Thomas Mba Agostino 86-99-85–270

  Leon-Paul Lobo 88-91-95–274

66.El Salvador (ESA) – 179 OC-169 IC-171 IC–519 (+89)

  Gerardo Alvarez 90-84-85–259

  Sebastian Bettaglio 89-85-86–260

  Ricardo Reyes 100-97-100–297

67.Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) – 189 OC-186 IC-185 IC–560 (+130)

  Konstantin Surikov 97-96-85–278

  Andrey Sazanov 97-90-103–290

  Sergey Kim 92-100-100–292

Source: USGA

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