Team USA shot a record 9-under-par 711 to win its eighth team title out of 13 attempts at the World Golf Teachers Cup at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada, October 18-19. Mark Harman fired a 6-under-par 66 and Kacey Tyler a 5-under-par 67 in the final round, leading the USA the final day to edge Team International 1 by five strokes. Canada came in third at 724, followed by International 2 at 765 at Great Britain & Ireland at 792.

Shafiq Masih from Canada claimed the individual title with scores of 67-70 – 137 to defeat runner-up and defending champion Rebecca Samuelsson by two strokes. Newly-crowned United States Golf Teachers Cup champion Matt Smith finished third at 70-70 – 140. Pam Montgomery won the Ladies title with scores of 80-78 – 158 to nip Mary Peter-Wolf by one stroke.

In the inaugural World Senior Golf Teachers Cup, Harman, from Ridgeland, South Carolina, defeated Tyler on the first playoff hole after both finished at 6-under-par 138. Tyler’s tee shot on the #9 hole on the Coyote Run nine went into the water after a bad bounce, and his third shot finished 20 feet from the hole. Meanwhile, Harman put his approach shot on the par-4 hole 15 feet away, and after Tyler’s par effort lipped out, Harman two-putted for the victory. It was his ninth WGTF national or international victory since competition began in 1996. Anthony Benny from Trinidad & Tobago won the Super Senior championship with 71-72 – 143 and finished fifth overall in the World Senior Cup. Ray Holder shot 75-77 – 152 to win the Legends division for players 70 and over.

Pictured from left to right: Kacey Tyler, Jim Perez, Michael Wolf, Matt Smith, Mark Harman and Jim Grow.
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