On July 2nd, the 14th edition of the FISU World University Golf Championship wall tie-off in Liberec, Czech Republic. From July 2nd to 6th, the best student-athlete golfers will compete against each other for the University Gold.
Golf has been in the FISU Sports Program since October 1986, when the inaugural World University Golf Championship was held in Cagliari, Sardinia. The event was staged by the Is Molas Golf Club, also known for the organization of the Italian Open in 1976. This very selective course enabled FISU and the public to form a first impression about the level of participants, some of whom had already had impressive records. The line-up was already of a very high level at the time; like the first University World Champion, Ko Cockerill (USA), who was also the first US female champion in 1986, and Marco Durante (ITA), who was the winner of the Jr. Orange Bowl in 1979.
The prestigious settings of La Grande Motte in France, Palma de Mallorca and San Lorenzo in Spain, and Lausanne in Switzerland also hosted previous editions. The following World University Golf Championship, which was played in the San Lameer Golf Club in South Africa, was also remarkable. On the course, both beautiful and complicated, a few players managed to complete the rounds in less than 70 strokes (on a 72 par), with Chinese Taipei's Wei Yun-Jie scoring 68, and America's Jones and South Africa's Albert finishing with 69. We may conclude that the World University Golf Championship maintains its status as a favorite, not only among the world's amateur golf tournaments, but also and especially, among FISU competitions. In 2010, the FISU Championship was hosted by the Spanish University Sport Federation (CEDU) on the course of Antequera (Malaga), breaking the participation record for a FISU World University Golf Championship with 135 golfers.
More info on the 14th WUC Golf as well as results can be found on http://www.wucgolf2012.com/en/ and www.fisu.net? or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.