Toledo Head Men’s Golf Coach Jamie Broce wrapped up play for Team USA at the 27th PGA Cup Sunday at the CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.
Broce and Team USA fought against Great Britain and Ireland over the course of three days, but fell just short by a score of 13.5-12.5. With the victory, Great Britain and Ireland reclaimed the Llandudno International Trophy.The premier international competition for club professionals between the PGA of America and the Professional Golfers’ Association went down to the final match, the final hole, and the final putt.
With the PGA Cup in the balance, Ireland’s Niall Kearney converted an up-and-down to halve the hole and win the match against Team USA’s Alan Morin, 1 up, and gave Great Britain and Ireland its first-ever victory in the States.
Broce played well over the course of the weekend and finished the competition with a respectable 1-2-1 win-loss ledger.
In today’s single competition, Great Britain and Ireland’s Jason Levermore carded two eagles and three birdies over the last eight holes to defeat Broce, 1 up. With a wedge in hand, Levermore holed out from 140 yards for eagle on No. 11 to trigger his late charge.
In Saturday’s foursomes, Broce and Bob Sowards halved with Gareth Wright and Levermore.
Broce will have little time to rest from his busy weekend, as he will fly overnight back to Toledo and coach the Rockets at the 11th-annual Inverness Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 21-22, at the Inverness Club.