Australia takes the Nomura Cup

DENARAU ISLAND, Fiji (Aug. 19, 2011) -- Going into the final round at the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club with a 13 stroke lead, the Australian Team of Cameron Smith, Jake Higginbottom, Marika Batibasaga and Daniel Bringolf returned a combined score of 15 under par for the last round to beat New Zealand by 21 strokes. The Australians completed the event with a 24 under par total of 840.

India retained its third position with a final score of 865, followed by defending champions Korea on 870. Japan rounded out the top five.

Australia finished first, second and third in the individual event, with Cameron Smith leading from start to finish. Smith returned a final round four under par 68, for a nine under par total of 279. Jake Higginbottom finished second after a final round 66, for a seven under total, with Brngolf tied third at three under. Marika Batibasaga was disqualified from the individual event due to signing for an incorrect score for round three.

Smith and Higginbottom are now automatically selected in the Asia-Pacific Team to contest the Bonallack Trophy against Europe in Portugal next year.

The 2011 Nomura Cup is Australia’s ninth win in the event since it first entered the competition in 1983, and now lays claim to having won the most number of Nomura Cups of any competing country.

Results For Asia-Pacific Team Championship - Nomura Cup
1AustraliaCameron SmithAustralia30067-71-73-68--279
2AustraliaJake HigginbottomAustralia20069-70-76-66--281
T3AustraliaDaniel BringolfAustralia10071-76-71-67--285
T3IndiaKhalin JoshiIndia10070-75-72-68--285
T3New ZealandRyan FoxNew Zealand10070-73-71-71--285

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72 hole stroke play championship with individual and team competition held biennially. Four-man teams are fielded from various nations in Asia and the Pacific.

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