Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen made history on Sunday as the first Danish winners of the World Cup of Golf after they triumphed by four strokes at The Heath Golf Club.
The Danes combined for a 20-under-par total after playing the stretch in 31 shots, which put them four shots ahead of a tie for third place between France, China and the USA.
‘Our mental strength is keeping calm and playing our own game. I wasn’t too worried, I thought the birdies would come on the back nine and they did,’ said Olesen.
— World Cup of Golf (@WorldCupGolf) November 27, 2016
South Africa’s Jaco van Zyl and George Coetzee wrapped up their week in Melbourne with a betterball round of 66 to finish tied 13th on nine under par.
It was an impressive showing from the two European Tour campaigners, who both finished within the top 35 at the DP World Tour Championship last week.
The first and third rounds were played in foursomes, with the teams alternating shots. South Africa battled to a 76 in the first round, but were otherwise solid and shot 71 on Saturday.
In the betterball format they impressed, carding rounds of 66 on both Friday and Sunday to wrap up the week in a share of 13th place with Germany, England and Belgium.
— Jaco Van Zyl (@JacoVanZylGolf) November 27, 2016
The week belonged to the Danes, however, whose worst round was a 72 in the Thursday foursomes. They shot 60 on Friday, 70 on Saturday, and capped off the week with a Sunday 66.