Ian Woosnam and David Llewellyn outlasted Scotland in a two-hole sudden-death playoff yesterday and brought Wales its first victory in the 33rd World Cup of Golf in Kapalua, Hawaii.
Woosnam, the outstanding individual in the 32-nation competition, and Llewellyn each made two playoff pars in a driving rain and gained the trophy when Sam Torrance missed a par putt on the second hole.
The United States finished third at 576.
The final round resembled a survival test, with players wading through pouring rain and wind gusts up to 40 mph.
On Key Biscayne, Fla., Gene Littler shot 4-under-par 67 to lead Bob Charles and Orville Moody by a stroke through two rounds. Littler birdied the first, sixth, 10th, 13th and 14th to take the lead after shooting a par 71 in the first round.
Charles and Moody were among six players tied for the first-round lead at 2-under and both remained in contention for today's final round with 1-under-par 70s.
In Tokyo, Craig Stadler's five birdies included one on the last hole that gave him the lead of the $1 million event.
He had a 3-under 69 for a three-round total of 205. Second-round leader Tadami Ueno shot 72 to drop into a tie for second with Masashi Ozaki at 206. Ozaki had four birdies and one bogey for 69.