Denmark seal maiden World Cup triumph in Melbourne

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 27, 2016 1:01 AM

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen shot a six-under-par 66 in the final round fourballs to give Denmark a first World Cup of Golf triumph by four strokes at Kingston Heath on Sunday.

The Danes started the day with a four-shot cushion and seven birdies, including one at the last when Olesen curled a 20-foot putt into the hole, combined with a single bogey was enough to hand them victory on 20-under for the tournament.

French duo Victor Dubuisson and Romain Langasque led the chasing pack with a sparkling nine-birdie 63 to share second place on 16-under with China's Wu Anshun and Li Haotong (65) as well as American pairing Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker (66).

Hosts Australia, who were defending the title won by Adam Scott and Jason Day at Royal Melbourne in 2013, finished in a share of ninth on 11-under after Scott and Marc Leishman combined for a final round 65.

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(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)