Argentina leads World Amateur Team
KARUIZAWA, Japan (AP) — Georgia sophomore Jaime Lopez Rivarola shot a 5-under 66 on Thursday to help Argentina take the second-round lead in the World Amateur Team Championship.
Alejandro Tosti added a 67 on Karuizawa 72 Golf East’s Oshitate Course to give Argentina an 18-under 268 total. Matias Simaski had a 70, with only the top two scores counting in the team total.
“We planned our round to try and come out strong from the start,” said Rivarola. “We knew the back nine at Oshitate was more accessible than the front and we did a really good job with some good birdies from 10 to 18.”
The United States was a stroke back along with Sweden and Switzerland.