Australia wins World Amateur Team Championship by 19 strokes
RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico – Australia completed a runaway victory in the World Amateur Team Championship, beating England by 19 strokes Saturday and sweeping the top two individual spots.
Australia won the Eisenhower Trophy for the fourth time, following victories in the biennial event in 1958, 1966 and 1996.
Cameron Davis closed with a 3-under 68 at Mayakoba El Camaleon to beat teammate Curtis Luck by two strokes for the individual title. Davis finished at 17-under 269.
Luck, the U.S. Amateur champion, also had a 68 for a record-tying 38-under 534 team total, with the best two scores counting each day for the three-man teams. Harrison Endycott had a non-counting 73.
Australia tied the team mark set by the United States in 2014, and had the third-largest margin in the history of the event.
England was 19 under. Alfie Plant shot 66, Jamie Bower 70, and Scott Gregory 76.
The United States tied for sixth at 15 under. Oklahoma's Brad Dalke led the Americans with a 70, Stanford's Maverick McNealy shot 72, and Texas' Scottie Scheffler had a 73.