Australia wins Ten Nations Cup

Australia held their nerve against a spirited challenge from New Zealand to complete a superb victory at the inaugural Ten Nations Cup at Kingswood Golf Estate in George, South Africa on Saturday.

Brady Watt (WA), Lucas Herbert (VIC), Ryan Ruffels (VIC) and Geoff Drakeford (VIC) combined to win the international team competition with a 38-under-par total of 826, finishing just a single shot clear of the Kiwis.

2013 Four Nations Cup Australia claimed the 2013 Four Nations Cup (Credit: Golf Australia)

Australia’s final round 205 was a combination of a 70 from Watt, a 69 from Drakeford and a superb six-under-par 66 from 16-year-old Herbert.

Team coach David Nable said the side was absolutely thrilled with the victory.

“It’s incredible to have won the Ten Nations Cup and to have Australia’s name on the trophy,” he said.

“We came over here with the hope of winning it. To have done it, is really incredible.”

“It’s a very proud moment for the team. Brady shot that course record 62 on Thursday, our young 14-year-old Ryan Ruffels shot a seven-under-par on Friday and Lucas brought it home with his 66.

Watt, who recently joined the Golf Australia National Squad, won the Individual competition a 72-hole total of 18-under-par 198, three shots clear of New Zealand’s Hodge and four ahead of Colombia’s Carlos Ernesto Rodriguez.

Final Team Leaderboard

826 Australia 216-202-203-205
827 New Zealand 209-215-200-203
833 England 212-208-207-206
839 Argentina 212-212-202-213
842 Scotland 211-207-218-206
847 Colombia 214-217-203-213
851 South Africa 217-223-206-205

Top 10 Individual Results

270 Brady Watt AUS 69-62-69-70
273 Tyler Hodge NZ 70-68-67-68
274 Carlos Ernesto Rodriguez COL 70-68-67-69
275 Vaughan McCall NZ 69-72-65-69
275 Toby Tree ENG 69-71-67-68
278 Louis Taylor RSA 72-71-68-67
278 Max Orrin ENG 72-66-71-69
278 Graeme Robertson SCO 69-69-69-71
278 Jamie Lopez Rivarola ARG 69-69-66-74
279 James White SCO 71-67-75-66