Australia's Jan Stephenson made a 30-foot birdie putt for the deciding points Sunday in the World team's first victory in the Legends Tour's ISPS Handa Cup.
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.
''It took a few years for the World team to practice and get better and better and better,'' World captain Pia Nilsson said. ''We were a team this week, and the passion was so strong. This is just going to make this competition even better, to grow in the future.''
JoAnne Carner captained the U.S. team.
''You hate to lose, but the way the World team played this week I have no repercussions, whatsoever,'' Carner said. ''They just outplayed us.''
The World team took a 14-10 lead into the 12 singles matches, with each match worth two points.