Good Evans steers England to joint sixth in Eisenhower

Ryan Evans

Ryan Evans carded a superb final round 64, Ben Stow 68 and Ashley Chesters 72 to see England finish equal sixth with France and Australia in the World Amateur Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy in Japan.

With the best two scores each day to count, the four round total of 540 left the English trio just six shots behind the winners, the USA, who won by two strokes from Canada with Spain third on 537.

The England trio began the final day in joint seventh spot 11 strokes behind the Americans and playing the Iriyama Course they staged a fighting finale to close the gap and climb a couple of places on the leaderboard.

Evans’ (photo copyright Leaderboard Photography) made a flying start with an eagle-three on the long first hole and with successive birdies on the sixth, seventh and eighth was out in 31. He added three more birdies in a back nine of 33 to bring his tournament birdie haul to 17.

Stow also produced a bogey-free round starting with a birdie at the first and adding two more in an outward 33. He could only pick up one more shot with a birdie at 17 for an inward 35 and 68.

Chesters, the double European Amateur champion, went round in a par 72.

In the individual ranking, Stow finished tied eighth on 270, seven strokes behind the winner Jon Rahm of Spain, Evans returned 273 for joint 15th spot, while Chesters finished on 282.

For full scores visit the International Golf Federation website.