Royal Melbourne Golf Club
(Golf Australia Photo)
AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (December 8, 2016) -- Ireland's
Portmarnock Golf Club shared medalist honors at the
12th World Club Championship with the hard charging
Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
The two teams finished the 36-holes of stroke-play
Ayodhya Links 11-under and two shots clear of Los
Angeles Country Club. Play will now switch to match
play with the top-4 teams battling for the title.
Royal Melbourne teammates Matias Sanchez and
Will Heffernan surged up the leaderboard ten spots
thanks to a bogey-free 10-under 62 second round. The
duo put together consecutive 5-under 31 sides with
their best stretch coming from Nos. 12-16 when they
birdied five of the six holes.
Geoff Lenehan and Jack Pierse of Portmarnock had
a steady 4-under 68 round. The highlight of the day for
the pairing was an eagle on the par-5 3rd.
Los Angeles Country Club ended up two-strokes
back and and will be the three-seed for match play.
John Callaghan and Sandy Horacek combined for
six birdies and two bogeys to card a 4-under 68 as well.
Their day got off to
blistering bogey-free 5-under 31 start on the front nine
cooled on the way home with a 1-over 37 closing nine.
The final team to make it through to match play is
Royal St. George's Golf Club and they will be the four-
seed. Royal St. George's tallied a two round score of 8-
under after rounds of 66-72. Karl Gilbert and Richard
Osterdahl used back-to-back birdies to finish their round
in style and lift themselves into the semifinals.
In the final four No. 1 Royal Melbourne will face No.
4 Royal St. George's and No. 2 Portmarnock will square
off against No. 3 Los Angeles. The championship match
will follow the conclusion of the semifinals.
Overall there are eight other United States in
field and here is a look at how they finished:
Pine Valley Golf Club (T5, -7)
---Gene Elliot and Michael McCoy
Oakmont Country Club (T8, -4)
---Brett and Brock Bergman
Riviera Country Club (T8, -4)
---Kaj Vazales and Mike Riedel
Baltusrol Golf Club (T10, -3)
---Jeffrey Kiley and Nick Mullen
The Olympic Club (15th, E)
---Kory Storer and Randy Haag
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (T16, +1)
---Alex Robertson and John Picket III
Seminole Golf Club (T21, +5)
---John Pinkham and Kelly Miller
Merion Golf Club (26th, +12)
---Donald Ashley and John LeBoeufView results for World Club Championship
ABOUT THE World Club Championship
The club champion and a partner from GOLF
Top 100 World Courses List compete at another Top
golf course over the course of three days. The first
days feature 18 holes of stroke play qualifying after
which the top 4 teams advance to the final day of
match play. The event began in 2004 and is held
every other year.
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