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    Taiwan golfers withstood a final round challenge from Japan and South Africa to win the World Cup Golf Championship at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia last weekend.

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    Taiwan golfers withstood a final round challenge from Japan and South Africa to win the World Cup Golf Championship at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia last weekend.

    Taiwan's pair, Hsieh Min-nan and Lu Liang-huan, faltered for a time in high winds during the last round. With nine holes to play they saw their nine stroke lead vanish with Japan drawing level. But two birdie putts on the second last hole won Taiwan back the advantage. Japan was second in the championship, two strokes behind, with South Africa four further strokes away third. The United States and Australia were equal fourth. Forty three nations competed for the World Cup.

    The tournament was a double triumph for Taiwan with Hsieh Min-nan winning the individual trophy.

    SYNOPSIS: The 1972 World Cup Golf Championship was staged at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia last weekend. United States representatives Jim Jamieson and Tom Weiskoph were pre-tournament favourites to win the title. The Americans, who stated strongly, finished five strokes behind the eventual winners, Taiwan.

    Taiwan's pair, Hsieh Min-nan and Lu Liang-huan were in a strong position with half the final round to play. It was then that they faltered. Still six strokes ahead with sight holes to play, the cup suddenly became & dramatically close race. Hsieh dropped six strokes in five holes while Lu dropped two. Japan draw level when Lu scored his sixth bogey of the day on the 53rd hole. However, Taiwan, playing behind their main challengers, Japan, sealed the Cup when both their players birdied the second last hole. The tournament was a double triumph for Taiwan with Hsieh, despite his disastrous final round, winning the individual trophy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4WWA9KZ3L6D5NVSLFB47M5ART
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WWA9KZ3L6D5NVSLFB47M5ART
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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