1977 World Cup (men's golf)

The 1977 World Cup took place December 8–11 at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Manila, Philippines. It was the 25th World Cup event. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 50 teams. The Mexico team of Ernesto Perez Acosta and Victor Regalado did not arrive on time to start and were replaced by a Filipino amateur team of Tommy Manotoc and Emilio Tuazon.[1] 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 Antonio Garrido successfully defended the title Spain won in 1976 and won by two strokes over the Philippines team of Ben Arda and Rudy Lavares. The individual competition for The International Trophy, was won by Gary Player of South Africa, three strokes ahead of Lavares and Hubert Green, United States.

1977 World Cup
Tournament information
DatesDecember 8–11
LocationMandaluyong, Philippines
Course(s)Wack Wack Golf and Country Club
East Course
Format72 holes stroke play
combined score
Statistics
Par72
Length7,734 yards (7,072 m)
Field50 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
591 (+15)
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TeamsEdit

Country Players
  Argentina Juan Carlos Cabrera and Juan Carlos Molina
  Australia Mike Cahill and David Good
  Austria Oswald Gartenmaier and Rudolph Hauser
  Belgium Michael Eaton and Philippe Toussaint
  Brazil Luis Carlos Pinto and Laurenco Evangelista
  Burma Mya Aye and Maung Shein
  Canada Dave Barr and George Knudson
  Chile Francisco Cerda and Natalio Morales
  Colombia Eduardo Martinez and Juan Pinzon
  Czechoslovakia Jiri Dvorak and Jan Kunsta
  Denmark Per Greve and Herluf Hansen
  Egypt Mohamed Abdel Halim and Mohamed Said Moussa
  England Peter Dawson and Nick Faldo
  Fiji Bose Lutunatabua and Veramu Rokotavaga
  France Patrick Cotton and Jean Garaïalde
  Greece Basilli Anastassiou (a) and Basilli Karatzas (a)
  Guatemala Roberto Galindo and Hilario Polo
  Hong Kong Lai Wai Che and Peter Tang
  Iceland Ragnar Olafsson (a) and Björgvin Thorsteinsson (a)
  Indonesia Azis Narwi and Sumarno (a)
  Ireland Eamonn Darcy and Eddie Polland
  Israel Laurie Been (a) and Barry Mandel (a)
  Italy Silvano Locatelli and Delio Lovato
  Japan Seiichi Kanai and Kosaku Shimada
  Libya Muftah Salem and Mohamed Salah Ziany
  Malaysia Lim Yat Foong and V. Nellan
  Morocco Mohamed Makroune and Ahmed Messaoud
    Nepal Bishnu Shahi and Ghanashyam Thapa
  Netherlands Jan Dorrestein and Martien Groenendaal
  New Zealand Dennis Clark and Richard Coombes
  Nigeria Peter Akakasiaka and Ahmadu Baba
  Pakistan Mohammad Ejaz and Taimur Hassan
  Philippines Ben Arda and Rudy Lavares
  Philippines Tommy Manotoc (a) and Emilio Tuazon (a)
  Portugal Domingos Silva and Joachim Rodrigues
  Puerto Rico Manuel Camacho and Jesús Rodríguez
  Scotland Brian Barnes and Ken Brown
  Singapore Lim Swee Wah and Lim Kian Tiong
  South Africa Hugh Baiocchi and Gary Player
  South Korea Hahn Chang-sang and Kim Seung-hack
  Spain Seve Ballesteros and Antonio Garrido
  Sweden Hans Hedjerson and Jan Sonnevi
   Switzerland Dennis Maina and Franco Salmina
  Taiwan Kuo Chie-hsiung and Hsieh Min-Nan
  Thailand Uthai Dhappavibul and Nares Navin
  United States Hubert Green and Lanny Wadkins
  Venezuela Francisco Gonzales and Ramón Muñoz
  Wales Craig Defoy and David Vaughan
  West Germany Wolfgang Jersombeck and Bernhard Langer
  Yugoslavia Rafael Jerman (a) and Mirko Vovk (a)

(a) denotes amateur

Source:[2]

ScoresEdit

Team

# Country Score To par Money (US$)
1   Spain 144-154-142-151=591 +15 2,000
2   Philippines 149-142-156-147=594 +18 1,000
3   Canada 139-147-157-152=595 +19 800
T4   Japan 151-148-146-152=597 +21 400
  South Africa 149-141-154-153=597
T6   Ireland 149-141-154-153=597 +22
  Taiwan 151-151-147-149=598
8   United States 143-153-155-150=601 +25
9   South Korea 144-155-152-152=603 +27
10   Egypt 145-151-158-154=608 +32
11   Malaysia 150-153-158-149=610 +34
12   Italy 148-151-150-162=611 +35
T13   Australia 159-148-155-150=612 +36
  New Zealand 151-147-154-160=612
T15   Brazil 154-147-159-155=615 +39
  Colombia 155-151-155-154=615
  Thailand 150-153-156-156=615
18   Scotland 151-153-164-151=619 +43
19   Burma 158-156-152-154=620 +44
T20   England 152-153-155-161=621 +45
  Wales 153-152-164-152=621
22   Puerto Rico 155-154-158-158=625 +49
T23   Hong Kong 153-160-153-163=629 +53
  Sweden 159-153-153-164=629
25   Belgium 159-152-163-158=632 +56
26   Denmark 153-161-165-154=633 +57
T27   Argentina 154-164-161-155=634 +58
  Singapore 165-158-153-158=634
T29   Pakistan 154-165-157-161=637 +61
  Philippines (a) 164-161-158-154=637
31   Venezuela 156-169-155-160=640 +64
32   France 167-166-154-156=643 +67
33   Indonesia 160-155-162-167=644 +68
34   West Germany 162-160-163-160=645 +69
35   Chile 162-165-157-163=647 +71
36   Austria 167-164-158-161=650 +74
T37   Guatemala 159-160-165-167=651 +75
  Morocco 163-165-163-160=651
39   Fiji 162-156-170-165=653 +77
40    Switzerland 159-176-162-159=656 +80
41   Netherlands 163-172-160-162=657 +81
42   Greece 168-163-168-161=660 +84
43   Portugal 166-167-172-167=672 +96
44   Iceland 160-177-171-167=675 +99
45   Israel 164-164-184-170=682 +106
46   Nigeria 177-169-172-167=685 +109
47   Czechoslovakia 176-171-173-172=692 +116
48   Libya 183-180-173-168=704 +128
49     Nepal 172-184-184-189=729 +153
50   Yugoslavia 180-190-184-178=732 +156

International Trophy

# Player Country Score To par Money US$
1 Gary Player   South Africa 72-68-73-76=289 +1 1,000
T2 Hubert Green   United States 69-72-77-74=292 +4 450
Rudy Lavares   Philippines 73-69-77-73=292
4 Seiichi Kanai   Japan 75-73-73-72=293 +5 200
5 George Knudson   Canada 69-72-78-75=294 +6
T6 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 73-77-69-76=295 +7
Kuo Chie-Hsiung   Taiwan 73-75-72-75=295
8 Antonio Garrido   Spain 71-77-73-75=296 +8
9 Eddie Polland   Ireland 78-76-74-70=298 +10
10 Mya Aye   Burma 76-72-75-76=299 +11

Sources:[3][4][5][6][1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Canadian Team leading World Cup Golf event". The York Dispatch. Pennsylvania. Associated Press. December 9, 1977. p. 26 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b "Pro Golf – World Cup". The Republic. Columbus, Indiana. December 9, 1977. p. B3 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "World Cup". Svensk Golf. January 1978. pp. 19, 54, 59.
  4. ^ "Golf: World Cup". The Sun-Telegram. San Bernardino, Caslifornia. December 12, 1977. p. C4.
  5. ^ "Golf". Santa Cruz Sentinel. December 12, 1977. p. 10.
  6. ^ "Spain retains World Cup Crown" (PDF). Hawaii Filipino News. Honolulu, Hawaii. February 1, 1978. p. 5.