Australia Win World Amateur Golf Championship
After a brilliant display of golf mastery on the weekend, the future of Australian golf looks a lot brighter. Australian golf dream team, Cameron Davis, Harrison Endycott and Curtis Luck decimated the competition to win the World Amateur Teams Championship by a massive 19-strokes. The competition took place at Riviera Maya in Mexico, with the Australian team favoured to win the coveted Eisenhower Trophy.
The prestigious biennial tournament comprised of 71 competing nations from all over the globe. In each of the four rounds played, the top two scores from each team were counted for the overall team score. Team Australia ended with a total score of 38-under, a complete 19 shots clear of England who took second place. Before the start of the competition, the Australian coach Dean Kinney challenged his team not only to win the trophy but to take all three top individual spots.
Australia Place First and Second Individually
Responding to the challenge, the Australians pulled off a spectacular win claiming first and second individually, and bringing the Eisenhower Trophy home for the fourth time. Speaking about the win, coach Kinney stated that it is a great boost for the game of golf back home. Australia’s road to success started two years ago when the Australian woman’s team took home the Espirito Santo trophy showing determination and a true passion for the game.
In the World Amateur Championship, Australian champ Cameron Davis took first place. The Monash Country Club player shot a 67-66-68-68 leaving him at 17-under par. Fellow teammate from Cottesloe Golf Club shot an impressive 69-71-63-68 to put him firmly in second place. Despite his best efforts, Harrison Endycott managed to tie for 16th place shooing 68-66-73-73 in the tournament.
Speaking to the press, Davis explained that it was the best he had ever played in such a big tournament. He went on to say that it was an honour just to be at the tournament and represent his country. The convincing win tied the overall team mark set by the US team in 2014. The 19-shot lead was also the third largest winning margin in the history of the event. England held onto second place with a total of 19-under while Austria and Ireland took tie third with 18-under. Fifth place went to Norway with 17 under and the United States picking up sixth with 15 Under. Aussie punters who bet on their country to come out tops, were surely very happy to have done so.