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NZ golfers off pace at Eisenhower Trophy

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/09/2016

Nick Voke was the only member of the New Zealand men's amateur golf team contesting the Eisenhower Trophy to break par in the opening round in Mexico.

Voke, a student at Iowa State University, carded a two-under par 69 at the Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club at Riviera Maya.

Voke's round was added to the 74 of Luke Toomey to give New Zealand, champions in 1992, a first round score of 143 - nine shots behind leaders Scotland in a share of 29th among the 71 teams.

Ryan Chisnall's 75 was the non-counting score.

Voke, 125th in the world amateur rankings, lies tied for 23rd in the individual standings with Scotland's Connor Syme and Poland's Adrian Meronk leading the way after carding 66 at the par-72 Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

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