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Arizona golf’s Ormachea to make debut on world stage

Arizona men’s golfer Gabo Ormachea will compete for Bolivia in the World Amateur Team Championship from Oct. 4-7 in Antalya, Turkey, the UA announced Thursday.

A record 72 countries are scheduled to compete for the Eisenhower Trophy. The Championship is a 72-hole, stroke-play event. Each nation is represented by a three-man team with the two lowest scores counting toward the team total each day.

“It’s a huge honor to represent my country,” said Ormachea.

It is the first competition for Ormachea since enrolling at Arizona in August. The freshman from Aventura, Fla., ranked fifth nationally on the 2012 Future Collegians World Tour All-America points list, posting seven top-10 finishes in 10 FCWT starts and earned Golfweek magazine junior golf Player-of-the-Week honors in May.

The event will be played at two different Turkish courses. The Cornelia Golf Course is a par 72, 6,886-yard layout, while the Antalya Golf Course is a par 71, 6,954-yard layout. Live tournament scoring will be available at

“Gabo has been working very hard to prepare to represent Bolivia this week in the World Amateur,” UA head coach Jim Anderson said in a press release.

The World Amateur Team Championship is a biennial international amateur golf competition, which is rotated among three geographic zones: Australasian, American, and European-African.

– Compiled from a press release

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