DAVIS STARS AS AUS­TRALIA WIN AM­A­TEUR WORLD TI­TLE

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Aus­tralia com­pleted a run­away victory in the World Am­a­teur Team Cham­pi­onship, beat­ing Eng­land by 19 strokes and sweep­ing the top two in­di­vid­ual spots. Aus­tralia won the Eisen­hower Tro­phy for the fourth time, fol­low­ing vic­to­ries in the bi­en­nial event in 1958, 1966 and 1996. “It’s great for the game of golf back home,” said Aus­tralian cap­tain Matt Cut­ler. “It started two years ago when the women won the Espir­ito Santo (Tro­phy). “We got a taste of com­pet­ing and win­ning in­ter­na­tion­ally. They ex­e­cuted the plan per­fectly this week.” Cameron Davis closed with a 3-un­der 68 at Mayakoba El Ca­ma­leon to beat team­mate Cur­tis Luck by two strokes for the in­di­vid­ual ti­tle. Aus­tralia tied the team mark set by the United States in 2014 and had the third-largest win­ning mar­gin in the his­tory of the event. Eng­land fin­ished sec­ond, Aus­tria fin­ished in third place while Ire­land claimed fifth.

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