1959 Canada Cup

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1959 Canada Cup
Tournament information
Dates18–21 November
LocationMelbourne, Australia
Course(s)Royal Melbourne Golf Club
(Composite course)
Format72 holes stroke play
combined score
Statistics
Par70
Field30 two-man teams
Champion
 Australia
Kel Nagle & Peter Thomson
563 (+3)
← 1958
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The 1959 Canada Cup took place 18–21 November at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. It was the seventh Canada Cup event, which became the World Cup in 1967. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 30 teams. These were the same teams that had competed in 1958 but without Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela and with the addition of Indonesia. Each team consisted of two players from a country. The combined score of each team determined the team results. The Australian team of Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson won by 10 strokes over the American team of Cary Middlecoff and Sam Snead. The individual competition was won by Canadian Stan Leonard, who beat Peter Thomson at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.[1]

Teams[edit]

Country Players
 Argentina Fidel de Luca and Leopoldo Ruiz
 Australia Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson
 Belgium Donald Swaelens and Flory Van Donck
 Brazil José Maria Gonzalez and Mário Gonzalez
 Canada Al Balding and Stan Leonard
 Chile Luciano Calderon and Enrique Orellana
 Colombia Pablo Molina and Miguel Sala
 Denmark Henning Kristensen and Carl Paulsen
 Egypt Cherif El-Sayed Cherif and Mohamed Said Moussa
 England Peter Alliss and Bernard Hunt
 France Roger Cotton and François Saubaber
 West Germany Friedrich Becker and Herbert Becker
 Indonesia Salim and Sjamsudin
 Ireland Harry Bradshaw and Christy O'Connor Snr
 Italy Alfonso Angelini and Ugo Grappasonni
 Japan Torakichi Nakamura and Haruyoshi Kobari
 Mexico Roberto De Vicenzo and Juan Neri
 Netherlands Gerard de Wit and Joop Rühl
 New Zealand Frank Buckler and John Kelly
 Philippines Vic Allin and Larry Montes
 Portugal Henrique Paulino and F De Silva Pina
 Scotland Eric Brown and John Panton
 South Africa Harold Henning and Gary Player
 South Korea Kim Hark Young and Park Myeong-chul
 Spain Ángel Miguel and Sebastián Miguel
 Sweden Ake Bergquist and Harry Karlsson
  Switzerland Jacky Bonvin and Otto Schoepfer
 Taiwan Chen Ching-Po and Hsieh Yung-yo
 United States Cary Middlecoff and Sam Snead
 Wales Dai Rees and Dave Thomas

Source[1]

Scores[edit]

# Country Score To par
1  Australia 137-139-144-143=563 +3
2  United States 145-140-148-140=573 +13
3  Canada 144-139-144-147=574 +14
4  South Africa 144-147-142-147=580 +20
5  England 150-145-146-147=588 +28
6  Wales 144-143-154-149=590 +30
7  Scotland 158-147-146-144=595 +35
8  Taiwan 152-152-146-147=597 +37
T9  Argentina 151-153-150-147=601 +41
 Spain 152-145-147-157=601
11  Belgium 152-151-151-148=602 +42
12  Ireland 150-148-151-154=603 +43
13  Japan 147-148-148-162=605 +45
14  France 155-150-150-153=608 +48
15  Italy 151-152-154-152=609 +49
16  Brazil 151-157-152-159=619 +59
T17  Chile 157-154-145-166=622 +62
 Mexico 154-149-160-159=622
 New Zealand 154-155-153-160=622
20  Colombia 155-152-160-158=625 +65
21  Egypt 160-157-157-157=631 +71
22  Sweden 159-149-160-169=637 +77
23   Switzerland 168-154-168-161=651 +91
T24  Denmark 165-156-164-167=652 +92
 West Germany 164-161-163-164=652
26  Portugal 166-161-161-166=654 +94
27  Philippines 173-166-159-157=655 +95
28  Netherlands 167-165-161-165=658 +98
29  South Korea 166-162-162-172=662 +102
30  Indonesia 185-181-179-181=726 +166

Source[1]

International Trophy

# Player Country Score To par
1 Stan Leonard  Canada 70-66-69-70=275 −5
2 Peter Thomson  Australia 67-69-68-71=275 −5
3 Sam Snead  United States 73-65-73-70=281 +1
4 Gary Player  South Africa 72-72-71-69=284 +4
5 Kel Nagle  Australia 70-70-76-72=288 +8

Leonard beat Thomson at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Source[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Australians easily win team championship". The Glasgow Herald. 23 November 1959. p. 10.

Coordinates: 37°58′08″S 145°01′41″E / 37.969°S 145.028°E / -37.969; 145.028