England’s glowing record in the annual 72-hole Lima International was extended by Jamie Rutherford and Greg Payne with two runners-up spots at Lima Golf Club.
Rutherford (Knebworth, Hertfordshire) finished second in the individual ranking for the Manuel PradoCup, while the duo were runners-up in the team event, the Carlos Raffo Cup.
In the individual competition, Rutherford, the reigning National County Champion, was always near the top of the leaderboard throughout the four days and finished on nine-under-par 279 but threestrokes behind the winner, Patricio Alzamora from the home club.
Payne, (Chobham, Surrey) (picture © Tom Ward) didn’t enjoy the best of weeks, ending joint 16th on 297, nine over par.
However, together they finished on level par 576, comfortably in second spot in the team event, but 15 shots behind the runaway winners, Alzamora and his home club partner Jean Peglau.
Leading final scores:
561 Lima GC (Alzamora & Peglau)
576 England Golf (Rutherford & Payne)
582 Peru (Barco & Tola); Tennessee (Burgan & Golliher); Oregon (S Hval & J Dukeminier)
276 P Alzamora (Lima) 72 70 65 69
279 J Rutherford (England Golf) 69 72 68 70
283 J Dukeminier (Oregon) 67 72 73 71
284 M Tola (Peru) 67 73 70 74; G Hill (Ontario) 71 73 71 69; A Aduddell (Arizona) 72 70 72 70
297 G Payne (England Golf) 74 72 72 79