Aussies delight fans as Belgium secures first World Cup

A final day charge from Team Australia delighted the home crowd but Team Belgium remained calm under pressure to secure their nation’s first ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf title.

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Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith combined to fire 7-under 65 playing the foursomes format in the final round to finish tied second alongside Team Mexico, Abraham Ancer and Roberto Diaz, on 20-under the card.

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Belgium makes history at ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf

Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry played their way into the history books as Belgium savored a historic first victory at the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf at The Metropolitan Golf Club on Sunday.

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Holding a five-shot lead into the final day’s foursomes session, the former teammates at the University of Illinois held off the fast-charging Australian pair of Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith with their closing 4-under 68 which featured one eagle, six birdies and three bogeys.

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World Cup of Golf: Belgium takes commanding five-stroke lead to Sunday’s final round

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry continued their impressive form at the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf to hold a five-shot lead over Mexico, Korea and Italy at The Metropolitan Golf Club.

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After being just one of four teams to break par in Friday’s foursomes under difficult conditions, the Belgians followed it up with a 9-under 63 in the four-ball format, which stood as the low round of the day.

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Australia tied for first-round lead with England and Korea at World Cup of Golf: video highlights

Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman have Australia off to a flying start at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne.

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Australia’s Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith delighted the home crowd in round one of the 2018 ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf by delivering a 10-under 62 in Four-ball play, which included a birdie on the par-4 finishing hole, to tie the lead with Team England and Team Korea.

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Teams finalised for ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf

The final field for the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne has been announced and players include Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Iain Poulter, Charl Schwartzel, Thorbjorn Olesen and Matt Kuchar.

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Australian duo Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith will face a field that includes the defending champions, major championship winners and leading players from previous Presidents and Ryder Cups at the 2018 ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf, with each country’s leading player having selected his partner for the unique team format.

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Melbourne’s Metropolitan Golf Club to host World Cup of Golf in 2018

The PGA Tour have announced that the 2018 World Cup of Golf will be played at Metropolitan Golf Club on Melbourne’s sandbelt, November 21-25, 2018.

After a successful tournament at Kingston Heath in 2016 that saw Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen lead Denmark to their first World Cup victory, the PGA Tour have decided to return the event to Australia in 2018 and hold the event at Metropolitan Golf Club (November 21-25, 2018).

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