Bryson Dechambeau, you’ve probably heard his name as he’s making a name for himself, for the Mustangs and for the USA.
Dechambeau was one of only three players selected in August to represent USA at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship which began on Sept. 10. and he was humbled when he received the news.
“When I got the news I was in disbelief because I thought there were so many other great players from the U.S. that would get picked before me,” Dechambau said. “I’m still in shock and will be for a while, but I am excited that I get a chance to do it again and hopefully come out on top this time.”
This is not the first time Dechambeau has represented the USA. This summer the Second Team All-American represented the US as a member of the nation’s Palmer Cup squad that competed in England in June.
“Like I said for the Palmer Cup, anytime you get to represent and play for your country it’s a great honor,” Dechambeau said.
He also took individual medalist honors at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championships and won the 2013 Trans-Mississippi Amateur.
Now, Dechambeau is across the Pacific Ocean in Karuizawa, Japan where he is helping USA’s three-man squad compete to take home the World Amateur Team Championship for USA for the second consecutive time.
Dechambeau carded a 4-under par 67 in the second round of the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship on Thursday morning. Beau Hossler from Texas and Denny McCarthy from Virginia also had strong rounds for USA, all of which helped move the USA into a tie for second with Sweden and Switzerland at 17-under for the tournament. Dechambeau expressed he was not completely happy with his performance.
“I didn’t get the most out of it today,” Dechambeau said. “I missed three opportunities on 15, 16 and 18 but I’m very happy where we are and I am glad that Beau Hossler stepped it up today and his 5-under showed who he was.”
As of Thursday Argentina leads the tournament at 18-under.
Keep following Dechambeau as the tournament concludes tomorrow. The Daily Campus will keep you updated and for live scores and tee times click here.