Sunday, November 20, 2005

Wales triumph in Algarve


Wales have won the World Golf Championship-World Cup after heavy rain and thunderstorms forced the cancellation of Sunday's final round on the Algarve.

The Welsh team, consisting of Stephen Dodd and Bradley Dredge, were two shot shots ahead of England and Sweden with one round left to play.

"It was the best rain I've ever watched,"Doff joked afterwards,"It would have been nice to have won over four days but we'll take winning over three days."

Finishing at 27 under par after three rounds, the event organisers decided to pay the Welsh duo the full winnings, Dodd and Dredge collecting their $700 000 cheques. It was the first time since 1987 that Wales had lifted the title, when the partnership of Ian Woosnam and David Llewellyn won in Hawaii.

The last time a World Cup was badly hit by the weather was at Las Brisas, Spain in 1989 when Australians Wayne Grady and Peter Fowler won a 36-hole tournament.

2 Comments:

At 3:26 pm, Blogger Matt said...

I played this morning in freezing conditions- ice, fog etc, but i can't believe they cancelled the fourth round!

 
At 3:40 pm, Blogger Miranda said...

I hope they still air some kind of golf coverage today on my local tv station.

 

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