David Abell, agent for Hall of Famer Nick Price, and Kelly Miller teamed up to earn Seminole Golf Club the title of World Club Champion over the weekend, defeating Canada’s St. George’s G&CC in Saturday’s final at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Miller holed out an 80-yard wedge for eagle at the par-5 17th hole at Diamante Cabo San Lucas, then rolled home a 15-foot birdie on the final hole to close out a 2-up triumph in the best-ball competition.
The WCC features the club champions of 16 world-class clubs from around the globe, teaming with a partner of their choice. Miller previously had won the title in 2006 while representing the prestigious Pine Valley CC in New Jersey.
Earlier, Miller and Abell had defeated Ireland’s Portmarnock GC in the finish of a semifinal match that had been suspended by darkness late Friday.
Abell, who was a top-class junior player before going into sports management, and Miller received an invitation to defend their crown at next year’s event when the scene shifts to Nine Bridges GC in South Korea.Jeff Shain covers golf for the Orlando Sentinel and Tribune Newspapers. Follow him on Twitter at @JeffShain, or reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.