WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – All America Candidate Herman Sekne has been chosen to represent Norway at the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship, announced recently by the Norwegian Golf Association.

The World Amateur Team Championships is a biennial international amateur golf competition organized by the International Golf Federation which comprises 151 national golf governing bodies in 146 countries and 22 international professional tours and major championship organizations.

The IGF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the international golf federation. In addition to the World Amateur Team Championships, the IGF also organizes the golf competitions at the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games.

The competition for the Eisenhower Trophy will begin on August 31, near Paris. Sekne will be one of three Norwegians competing at Le Golf National (Albatros Course) and Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche (Red Course), as the event features the world’s best amateurs playing over 72 holes partly by blows.

Le Golf National hosted the 2018 Ryder Cup and will also host the Paris 2024 Olympic Games while the Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Brèteche has hosted the prestigious Lancôme Trophy for 34 years.

Sekne becomes the second Purdue golfer to compete in the event, after Jarle Volden competed in 2018, also for Team Norway.

Sekne, a junior from Oslo, has one of the most statistical seasons in Purdue history, ranking second (behind Williamson) in stroke average (71.17) and his nine rounds in the 60s were the fourth in school history. He won back-to-back events at the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate and Purdue Fall Invitational and was selected as Big Ten Golfer of the Week four times – the second most honors in Big Ten history. Sekne had three tournaments this year of 205 or less, the most in school history, and had five top 10 finishes in 10 events.

For his career, he ranks first in stroke average (72.25) more than half a stroke ahead of Eoff (72.82). Sekne was a first-team All-Big Ten selection.

Sekne finished the 2022 season ranked 64the nationally by Golfstat and is currently ranked No. 145 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.