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The 1960 Eisenhower Trophy took place September 28 to October 1 at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. It was the second World Amateur Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 32 four-man teams. The best three scores for each round counted towards the team total.

1960 Eisenhower Trophy
Tournament information
DatesSeptember 28 – October 1
LocationArdmore, Pennsylvania
Course(s)Merion Golf Club
Format72 holes stroke play
Statistics
Par70
Length6,694 yards (6,121 m)
Field32 teams
126 players
Champion
 United States
Deane Beman, Robert W. Gardner,
Bill Hyndman & Jack Nicklaus
834 (−6)
← 1958
1962 →

United States won the Eisenhower Trophy, finishing 42 strokes ahead of the silver medalists, Australia. Great Britain and Ireland finished five strokes behind Australia and took the bronze medal while South Africa finished fourth. Jack Nicklaus completed the four rounds in 269, 13 strokes better than anyone else and 19 strokes better than the best non-American, Bruce Devlin.

TeamsEdit

32 teams contested the event. Each team had four players with the exception of Ceylon and the United Arab Republic who were represented by only three players. Of the teams that competed in 1958, Iceland, Kenya and Spain were not represented. Ceylon, Denmark, Mexico, Peru, Rhodesia & Nyasaland and the United Arab Republic were represented for the first time.

The following table lists the players on the leading teams.[1]

Country Players
  Argentina Roberto Benito, Guillermo Carman, Jorge Ledesma, Angel Monguzzi
  Australia Ted Ball, Jack Coogan, Bruce Devlin, Eric Routley
  Canada Keith Alexander, Gary Cowan, John Johnston, Bob Wylie
  Great Britain
&   Ireland
Michael Bonallack, Joe Carr, Doug Sewell, Guy Wolstenholme
  Mexico Juan Antonio Estrada, Roberto Halpern, Rafael Quiroz, Mauricio Urdaneta
  New Zealand Bob Charles, Walter Godfrey, Stuart Jones, Ross Newdick
  Rhodesia and Nyasaland Benny Brews, John Drysdale, Dave Proctor, Ken Treloar
  South Africa Murray Grindrod, Jannie le Roux, Reg Taylor, Arthur Walker
  Sweden Gustaf Adolf Bielke, Rune Karlfeldt, Lennart Leinborn, Göran Lindeblad
  United States Deane Beman, Robert W. Gardner, Bill Hyndman, Jack Nicklaus

ScoresEdit

# Country Score To par
1   United States 208-205-203-218=834 −6
2   Australia 219-220-215-222=876 +36
3   Great Britain
&   Ireland
218-215-221-227=881 +41
4   South Africa 220-225-215-233=893 +53
5   New Zealand 217-225-220-233=895 +55
6   Canada 230-220-222-234=906 +66
7   Mexico 217-225-227-240=909 +69
8   Rhodesia and Nyasaland 224-226-223-241=914 +74
9   Argentina 225-228-224-240=917 +77
10   Sweden 227-228-229-239=923 +83
11   Italy 227-229-233-246=935 +95
12   France 226-232-232-247=937 +97
13   West Germany 236-230-226-248=940 +100
14   Philippines 230-229-232-251=942 +102
15   Denmark 230-231-243-248=952 +112
16   Japan 237-231-245-241=954 +114
17   Belgium 231-242-244-243=960 +120
18   Venezuela 245-231-238-248=962 +122
19   Brazil 235-244-239-254=972 +132
20   India 233-244-245-253=975 +135
T21   Chinese Taipei 237-240-240-260=977 +137
   Switzerland 238-248-243-248=977
23   Norway 239-243-240-257=979 +139
24   Peru 242-258-245-254=999 +159
25   Bermuda 243-252-248-258=1001 +161
26   Austria 244-247-248-266=1005 +165
27   Netherlands 250-245-252-261=1008 +168
28   Finland 246-259-264-254=1023 +183
29   Portugal 250-259-247-279=1035 +195
30   United Arab Republic 263-255-256-271=1045 +205
31   Malaya 263-271-282-283=1099 +259
32   Ceylon 271-265-282-286=1104 +264

Source:[1]

Individual leadersEdit

There was no official recognition for the lowest individual scores.

# Player Country Score To par
1 Jack Nicklaus   United States 66-67-68-68=269 −11
2 Deane Beman   United States 71-67-69-75=282 +2
3 Bruce Devlin   Australia 74-70-70-74=288 +8
T4 Robert W. Gardner   United States 71-71-68-79=289 +9
Bill Hyndman   United States 71-76-67-75=289
T6 Bob Charles   New Zealand 70-75-70-76=291 +11
Eric Routley   Australia 72-75-72-72=291
8 Juan Antonio Estrada   Mexico 71-72-76-75=294 +14
9 Jannie le Roux   South Africa 74-75-72-74=295 +15
10 Michael Bonallack   Great Britain
&   Ireland
73-72-73-78=296 +16

Source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Record Book 2nd World Amateur Golf Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy" (PDF). World Amateur Golf Council. Retrieved 26 September 2018.

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