Belgium – New World Champs!
Belgium proved yet again that size does not matter! The small European nation pulled off a massive coup when Team Belgium, represented by Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry (pictured) blew away some of the biggest and best powers in golf to snatch the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf in Melbourne Australia.
The team of Pieters and Detry romped home victorious with a three-shot victory over Australia and Mexico who were tied for second place.
The Belgians warded off a determined challenge from Australia’s Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith and Mexicans Abraham Ancer and Roberto Diaz.
The best performance from Asia came from the South Korean team of Byeonghun An and Siwoo Kim who ended up six shots back of Team Belgium following a battling 70 while India’s Anirban Lahiri and Gaganjeet Bhullar matched the day’s efforts of Team Korea to settle for a share of 10th place at the prestigious US$7 million event.
Team China’s Li Haotong and Wu Ashun closed with a 67 to take 13th place on 277 while Thai duo Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Prom Meesawat marked their best round of the week with a 66 to finish a further shot back in tied-14th.
Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry each took home a winner’s prize purse of US$1,120,000 following their victory.