1978 World Cup (men's golf)

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1978 World Cup
Tournament information
DatesNovember 30 – December 3
LocationHanalei, Princeville, Hawaii, U.S.
Course(s)Hanalei, Makai course
Format72 holes stroke play
combined score
Statistics
Par72
Length6,940 yards (6,350 m)
Field48 two-man teams
CutNone
Winner's share$6,000 team
$3,000 individual
Champion
 United States
John Mahaffey & Andy North
564 (−12)
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The 1978 World Cup took place November 30 – December 3 at the Makai Golf Club in Hanalei, Hawaii. It was the 26th 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 United States team of John Mahaffey and Andy North won by ten strokes over the Australian team of Wayne Grady and Greg Norman.

The individual competition for The International Trophy was won by Mahaffey two strokes ahead of North. Greg Norman and Thailand's Sukree Onsham tied for third at 286 (-2).[1]

Teams[edit]

Country Players
 Argentina Vicente Fernández and Florentino Molina
 Australia Wayne Grady and Greg Norman
 Austria Oswald Gartenmaier and Rudolph Hauser
 Belgium Yves Mahaim and Philippe Toussaint
 Brazil Josias Draxler and Jaime Gonzalez
Myanmar Burma Mya Aye and Mg Pyone
 Canada Dave Barr and Dan Halldorson
 Chile Anisio Araya and Francisco Cerda
 Colombia Luis Eduard Arevalo and Juan Pinzon
 Denmark Per Greve and Herluf Hansen
 Dominican Republic Jack Corrie and Ricardo Orellana
 Egypt Abdei Ibrahim and Mohamed Said Moussa
 El Salvador Carlos Sorroche and Bruno Vicentin
 England Howard Clark and Mark James
 Fiji Arun Kumar and Erami Bose Lutunatabua
 Finland Juhani Hämäläinen and Sigurd Nystrom
 France Patrick Cotton and Jean Garaïalde
 Greece Basilli Anastassiou and Basilli Karatzas
 Guatemala Roberto Galindo and Hilario Polo
 Hong Kong Lai Wai Che and Peter Tang
 Iceland Ragnar Olafsson (a) and Björgvin Thorsteinsson (a)
 Indonesia Sumarno and Suparman
 Ireland Christy O'Connor Jnr and Eddie Polland
 Israel Brian Cooper and Barry Mandel
 Italy Renato Campagnoli and Geroiamo Delfino
 Japan Norio Suzuki and Shigeru Uchida
 Malaysia Lim Yat Foong and Nazamuddin Yusoff[2]
 Mexico Ernesto Perez Acosta and Victor Regalado
 Netherlands Jan Dorrestein and Simon van den Berg
 New Zealand Dennis Clark and Kim Southerden
 Norway Erik Dönnestad (a) and Tore Sviland (a)
 Pakistan Mehmood Hussain and Mohammad Eiaz Malik
 Philippines Rudy Lavares and Eleuterio Nival
 Portugal Domingos Silva and Rogerio Valente
 Scotland Ken Brown and Sam Torrance
 Singapore Alvin Liau and Sinniah Velasamy
 South Africa Nick Price and Bobby Verwey
 South Korea Hahn Chang–sang and Kim Suck-bong
 Spain Antonio Garrido and Manuel Piñero
 Sweden Hans Hedjerson and Gunnar Mueller
  Switzerland Denis Maina and Franco Salmina
 Taiwan Hsieh Yung-yo and Hsu Sheng-san
 Thailand Sukree Onsham and Seng Suwannakas
 United States John Mahaffey and Andy North
 Venezuela Noel Machado and Ramon Munoz
 Wales Craig Defoy and David Vaughan
 West Germany Bernhard Langer and Seigfried Vollrath
 Yugoslavia Rafael Jerman and Siavko Vodnjov

(a) denotes amateur

Scores[edit]

Team

# Country Score To par Money (US$)
1  United States 141-144-138-141=564 −12 6,000
2  Australia 142-146-146-143=574 −2 3,000
3  Canada 137-141-148-151=577 +1 1,800
 England 146-146-146-139=577
5  Scotland 143-150-145-141=579 +3
6  Spain 145-146-141-148=580 +4
7  Philippines 139-149-143-150=581 +5
T8  Ireland 147-146-147-146=586 +10
 Japan 149-140-150-147=586
 Mexico 142-152-143-148=586
 South Korea 142-148-149-147=586
 Taiwan 146-145-149-146=586
 Wales 146-146-147-147=586
T14  Argentina 141-151-148-147=587 +11
 Colombia 144-145-146-152=587
 Sweden 145-147-149-146=587
17  Malaysia 151-146-148-144=589 +13
18  South Africa 146-150-149-147=592 +16
19  Venezuela 153-154-145-141=593 +17
T20  West Germany 148-141-154-153=596 +20
 France 149-148-150-149=596
22  Thailand 159-151-143-144=597 +21
23  Brazil 145-161-143-151=600 +24
24  Denmark 155-153-147-148=603 +27
25  Italy 153-151-150-150=604 +28
T26  Chile 146-161-153-145=605 +29
 Egypt 149-154-149-152=605
28  Greece 156-152-151-148=607 +31
29 Myanmar Burma 150-153-154-153=610 +34
30  Guatemala 155-158-150-149=612 +36
T31  Hong Kong 155-167-150-141=613 +37
 Singapore 156-158-149-150=613
33  Austria 148-157-159-150=614 +38
34  New Zealand 159-151-154-153=617 +41
35  Belgium 159-152-161-152=624 +48
36  Netherlands 156-156-158-158=628 +52
37  Fiji 157-164-155-156=632 +56
38  Dominican Republic 154-163-158-159=634 +58
T39  Indonesia 160-163-164-148=635 +59
 Portugal 163-157-160-155=635
T41  Norway 166-158-157-158=639 +63
 Pakistan 161-164-158-156=639
43  Israel 165-170-160-151=646 +70
44   Switzerland 171-154-161-161=647 +71
45  El Salvador 157-168-169-164=658 +82
46  Iceland 172-163-165-160=660 +84
47  Finland 169-169-162-172=672 +96
48  Yugoslavia 173-182-177-171=703 +127

International Trophy

# Player Country Score To par Money US$
1 John Mahaffey  United States 69-72-69-71=281 −7 3,000
2 Andy North  United States 72-72-69-70=283 −5
T3 Greg Norman  Australia 71-69-74-72=286 −2
Sukree Onsham  Thailand 78-70-70-68=286
T5 Howard Clark  England 72-74-72-69=287 −1
Antonio Garrido  Spain 73-70-68-76=287
Gunnar Mueller  Sweden 71-72-75-69=287
Sam Torrance  Scotland 71-76-71-69=287
T9 Wayne Grady  Australia 71-74-72-71=288 E
Dan Halldorson  Canada 70-72-73-73=288
Eleuterio Nival  Philippines 69-75-70-74=288
Ernesto Perez Acosta  Mexico 71-74-70-73=288

Sources:[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ten-shot win in World Cup". The Canberra Times. December 5, 1978. p. 24. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Venezuela's Vegas brothers look to double down in Melbourne". PGA Tour. October 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "World Cup". Svensk Golf. January 1979. p. 60.
  4. ^ "World Cup results". San Bernardino. December 4, 1978. p. 26.
  5. ^ "John Mahaffey Posts Low Score, Teams With North For World Cup". Lebanon Daily News. Pennsylvania. UPI. December 4, 1978. p. 30 – via newspaper.com.