The canadian team of Jim Nelford and Dan Halldorson won the World Golf Cup on Sunday (14 December) with a three-stroke lead over Scotland.
GV ZOOM OUT Golf Competition Board
SV Japanese Golfer, Norio Suzuki teeing off at hole No. 1.
SV Jim Nelford from Canada teeing off at hole No.1
SV guard looking
SV Sandy Lyle from Scotland teeing of at hole No. 1 and players and officials walking away from tee
SV Man holding scoreboard
SV Sandy Lyle just missing putt
GV PAN Security guards at the golf course
GV PAN Jim Nelford hitting ball on to green at hole
SV Dan Halldorson from Canada putting ball into Hole No. 9 and crowd applaud
SV Sandy Lyle putting ball into Hole No. 9 after second putt
SCU Jim Nelford putting ball into hole
SV Sign "18th Hole" pan to Lyle teeing off
SV Lyle putting ball into Hole No. 18
SV Jim Nelford putting ball on 18th hole. Misses first time and sinks ball second attempt and players congratulate each other (2 shots)
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Background: The canadian team of Jim Nelford and Dan Halldorson won the World Golf Cup on Sunday (14 December) with a three-stroke lead over Scotland. The Scots were runners-up for the second year running, but Sandy Lyle won the individual World Cup title. West Germany's Bernhard Langer finished second in the individuals. Highlight's of the tournament, played near Bogota, Columbia, was a fine 67 by Columbia's Alberto Rivadenetra, in the third round with five birdies on the return run. But the final round belonged to Canada and Scotland.
SYNOPSIS: Forth-there international golfers competed in this twenty-eighth World Cup competition at the El Rincon club.
Japan's Norio Suzuki, well down in the standings, teed off early on the final round.
Canadian Jim Nelford and his partner took a seven point lead into the last day.
Sandy Lyle teed off with a four-under-par 212. He was matched by the other member of the Canadian team, Dan Haldorson of Winnipeg.
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The Canadian team put together four rounds with no score over 74, on possibly the most demanding course in South America.
Scotland provided the Canadian with strong competition, pulling back their seven-stroke lead to the Canadian with four holes to play.
Then it was down to the last hole and Nelford played a 73, giving him a final 287.
Lyle finished with a brilliant 70 for a six-under per 282.
The Canadian team finished with a 572 total, four under par, to Scotland's 575. The United States, who won the tournament last year, managed only a joint fifth with West Germany.
Next year's World Cup will be held in Japan.