Playing three holes behind Terry and Andrie, it was now all up to Mazeroski and Krause to hold their lead, though neither of them realized it. An official drove up in a scooter next to Krause's wife, Pamela, and said, "They have to par the last three holes to win. Should they be told?" Pamela Krause gulped and said, "I don't know. I just know I don't want to go through anything as nerve-racking as this again."
Mazeroski and Krause were informed, and, like tough athletes in any game, they bore down. Krause hit a two-iron over a lake to within 12 feet of the flag on the par-3 16th and then banged the putt in for a natural birdie. Krause then made a natural par 4 on the 17th, which gave the team a net birdie, and when Mazeroski got in for a par 5 on the 18th for another net birdie they had won by three strokes. They were 31 under par for the three rounds, although neither man had managed a gross individual score of better than 83. No one had won so important a title with such scores since the U.S. Open of 1901.
At the awards ceremony, pros Mazeroski and Krause were asked if they wanted to reject the $5,000 each in order to protect their amateur golf standing. They looked as if they didn't understand the question.