1976 World Cup (men's golf)

The 1976 World Cup took place December 9–12 at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, United States. It was the 24th World Cup event. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 48 teams. Each team consisted of two players from a country. The combined score of each team determined the team results. The Spanish team of Seve Ballesteros and Manuel Piñero won by two strokes over the United States team of Jerry Pate and Dave Stockton. The individual competition for The International Trophy, was won by Ernesto Perez Acosta of Mexico, three strokes ahead of six players, who tied second.

1976 World Cup
Tournament information
DatesDecember 9–12
LocationRancho Mirage, California, U.S.
Course(s)Mission Hills Country Club
Format72 holes stroke play
combined score
Statistics
Par72
Length7,381 yards (6,749 m)
Field48 two-man teams
CutNone
Prize fundUS$6,300
$4,200 team
$2,100 individual
Winner's share$2,000 team
$1,000 individual
Champion
 Spain
Seve Ballesteros & Manuel Piñero
574 (−2)
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TeamsEdit

Country Players
  Argentina Juan Gumersindo Quinteros and Juan Carlos Cabrera
  Australia Bob Shearer and Greg Norman
  Austria Oswald Gartenmaier and Rudolph Hauser
  Belgium Sylvain Bouillon and Philippe Toussaint
  Brazil Luis Pinto and Antonio Evangelista
  Burma Mya Aye and Maung Shein
  Canada George Knudson and Dan Halldorson
  Chile Patricio Valenzuela and Francisco Cerda
  Colombia Alfonso Bohorquez and Juan Pinzon
  Costa Rica Francisco Jiminez and Manfred Haehndr (a)
  Denmark Per Greve and Herluf Hansen
  Dominican Republic Edwin Corrie (a) and Guillermo Gomez
  Egypt Mohamed Abdel Halim and Mohamed Said Moussa
  England Martin Foster and Tommy Horton
  France Jean Garaïalde and Bernard Pascassio
  Greece George Vafiadis (a) and John Sotiropoulos
  Guatemala Roberto Galindo and Hilario Polo
  Hong Kong Lai Wai Che and Joe Hardwick
  Ireland Eamonn Darcy and Eddie Polland
  Israel Laurie Been (a) and Barry Mandel (a)
  Italy Baldovino Dassù and Luciana Grappasonni
  Japan Takashi Murakami and Yoshitaka Yamamoto
  Malaysia V. Nellan and Zainal Abidin Yusof
  Mexico Ernesto Perez Acosta and Margarito Martinez
  Morocco Mohammed Gartite and Fatmi Moussa
  Netherlands Jan Dorrestein and Bertus van Mook
  New Zealand Simon Owen and Barry Vivian
  Nigeria Paul Osaebi and Patrick Okpomu
  Panama Inocencio Galindo (a) and Jorge Paz-Rodriguez (a)
  Paraguay Luis Boschias and Genaro Espinola
  Philippines Paterno Braze Dimaano and Eleuterio Nival
  Portugal Domingos Silva and Henrique Paulino
  Puerto Rico Chi-Chi Rodríguez and Jesús Rodríguez
  Scotland Brian Barnes and Sam Torrance
  Singapore Lim Swee Chew and Lim Kian Teong
  South Africa Bobby Cole and Dale Hayes
  South Korea Hahn Chang-sang and Park Jung–ung
  Spain Seve Ballesteros and Manuel Piñero
  Sweden Åke Bergqvist and Thure Holmström
   Switzerland Jacob Kressig and Franco Salmina
  Taiwan Kuo Chie-hsiung and Hsu Sheng-san
  Thailand Sukree Onsham and Pradhana Nganprom
  Trinidad and Tobago Robert McKenna and George Phillips
  United States Jerry Pate and Dave Stockton
  Uruguay Jose Esmoris and Juan Rodriguez
  Venezuela Julian Santana and Ramón Muñoz
  Wales Craig Defoy and Brian Huggett
  West Germany Bernhard Langer and Jurgen Harder

(a) denotes amateur

Source:[1]

ScoresEdit

Team

# Country Score To par Money (US$)
1   Spain 146-142-144-142=574 −2 2,000
2   United States 144-147-140-145=576 E 1,000
3   Taiwan 144-151-138-148=581 +5 800
4   Scotland 143-148-151-141=583 +7 400
T5   Japan 147-144-152-141=584 +8
  Mexico 148-147-143-146=584
T7   Australia 145-148-145-149=587 +11
  South Africa 149-148-147-143=587
9   England 148-147-145-148=588 +12
10   New Zealand 145-152-145-148=590 +14
11   Ireland 151-151-146-146=594 +18
T12   Colombia 151-153-147-151=602 +26
  Puerto Rico 151-153-149-149=602
T14   France 149-151-153-152=605 +29
  South Korea 149-157-145-154=605
  Wales 146-153-153-153=605
17   Philippines 150-154-149-156=609 +33
18   Venezuela 154-153-149-154=610 +34
19   Italy 150-156-155-150=611 +35
20   Canada 150-158-154-150=612 +36
21   Brazil 154-152-149-158=613 +37
22   Belgium 159-150-157-151=617 +41
23   Egypt 153-162-153-150=618 +42
T24   Argentina 157-159-152-152=620 +44
  Thailand 153-162-153-152=620
26   Denmark 158-157-157-150=622 +46
T27   Chile 155-159-155-156=625 +49
  Hong Kong 153-163-157-152=625
29   Morocco 151-161-157-157=626 +50
30   West Germany 157-157-160-155=629 +53
T31   Malaysia 155-157-165-153=630 +54
  Sweden 157-160-156-157=630
33   Austria 152-162-157-160=631 +55
T34   Burma 161-160-158-156=635 +59
  Guatemala 159-163-153-160=635
  Netherlands 159-162-155-159=635
  Singapore 158-164-160-153=635
38   Portugal 161-161-156-161=639 +63
39    Switzerland 157-167-156-163=643 +67
40   Trinidad and Tobago 151-168-167-159=645 +69
41   Dominican Republic 160-167-168-159=654 +78
42   Paraguay 166-165-172-163=666 +90
43   Israel 167-176-167-159=669 +93
44   Costa Rica 170-169-172-162=673 +97
45   Nigeria 162-175-168-170=675 +99
46   Uruguay 169-169-161-178=676 +102
47   Panama 176-182-173-170=701 +125
WD   Greece

International Trophy

# Player Country Score To par Money (US$)
1 Ernesto Perez Acosta   Mexico 69-74-69-70=282 −6 1,000
T2 Brian Barnes   Scotland 70-73-74-68=285 −3 183
Dale Hayes   South Africa 74-69-71-71=285
Kuo Chie-hsiung   Taiwan 69-71-70-75=285
Simon Owen   New Zealand 71-70-70-74=285
Jerry Pate   United States 70-74-69-72=285
Manuel Piñero   Spain 75-70-72-68=285
8 Takashi Murakami   Japan 71-71-74-70=286 −2
T9 Eamonn Darcy   Ireland 72-72-72-71=287 −1
Bob Shearer   Australia 71-74-69-73=287

Sources:[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Cup Golf Pairings". The Desert Sun. Palm Springs, California. December 8, 1976. p. B5.
  2. ^ "World Cup". Svensk Golf. January 1977. pp. 26, 27, 63.
  3. ^ "World Cup Final Individual Winners". The Desert Sun. Palm Springs, California. December 13, 1976. p. B3.