Williams 11th At Copa De Las Americas Tourney
Jan. 4, 2013
MIAMI, Fla. - Washington senior Chris Williams shot 3-over 75 in the second round of the Copa de las Americas tournament to drop from third to 11th among all individual competitors.
Williams shot 71 in Thursday's opening round on the TPC Blue Monster Course at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami. He was unable to improve his score on Friday at the 7,099-yard course and has shot a two round total of 2-over 146.
Carlos Ortiz and Carlos Ernesto Rodriguez lead the field at -2.
Sparked by a record-setting day by Albin Choi and Corey Conners, Team Canada rose to the top of the leader board with a two-day total of 14-over 590. Day-one leader Argentina sits one back of the Canadians at 15-over 591, followed by Colombia (592), Mexico (594) and the United States of America (597).
The 2013 Copa de las Americas, conducted by the Americas Golf Association and hosted by the United States Golf Association, is a team event for amateurs in North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. It consists of three 72-hole stroke-play competitions - overall, men and women - and the competitions end on Sunday.
Williams, who is recovering from mononucleosis, and reigning U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox each made only one birdie. Erynne Lee (3-over 75) and Lindy Duncan (6-over 78) were also unable to better their efforts from the first round. The United States has never finished worse than fifth in the overall championship, a position it holds halfway through the competition.