World team wins first ISPS Handa Cup in Nashville - WKRN News 2

World team wins first ISPS Handa Cup in Nashville

Posted: Updated: Oct 13, 2013 08:37 PM
DAVIDSON COUNTY, Tenn. -

The Official Legends Tour of the LPGA showcases the talents of some of the greatest women golfers of all time.

This weekend their talents were shown at the ISPS Handa Cup at the Hermitage Golf Course where they won.

The LPGA had a tour stop in Nashville years ago called the Sara Lee Classic. The SLC had a 12-year run in the 80's and 90's.

The senior players are no strangers to one of their favorite old stops in Nashville.

"I think it's special. It's special for Nashville. The Sara Lee was one of the first professional type events before the Predators or the Titans and we're thrilled that they're here but we are also thrilled that the women have come back," said Handa Cup Tournament Director, Clyde Russell.

Russell added that he's hoping the event can return, next year.

The world team won this event for the first time on Sunday afternoon.

Stephenson shot a 1-under 71 to edge Sherri Turner by a stroke, and the World team went on to beat the United States 27-21 in the 45-and-old competition at Hermitage Golf Club. The Americans won the event the first six times and retained the cup last year with a tie in Orlando, Fla.

The World team took a 14-10 lead into the 12 singles matches, with each match worth two points.

In the best match of the day, American Beth Daniel beat Laura Davis 66-67. Trish Johnson, Helen Alfredsson, Alison Nicholas, Lorie Kane and Mieko Nomura won matches for the World team.

For a complete list of scores click here.

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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