Halesowen-based company Embossed Polythene Limited won The Birmingham Post'' s annual Golf Challenge yesterday at Blackwell Golf Club despite a poor finish.
The four-man team, captained by sales director Rob Hawthorne, only collected two points at the final hole in the Stableford event.
But their total of 78 was still enough to beat 19 other teams to the trophy and the main prize of four return tickets to New York from Birmingham airport, courtesy of Continental Airlines.
Hawthorne said: "We had 40 points at the turn and knew we were leading but we did pretty badly at the 18th.
"I thought 80 points was going to win so I really thought we had lost it. Fortunately it proved enough and we are delighted."
The four-handicapper and team-mates Chris Turner (4), Jim Semple (4) and Mike Griffin (9) finished one point ahead of CCG International and Allied Irish Bank, who came second and third respectively.
Wragge & Co were fourth, with Val O'Neil of Allied Irish Bank hitting the longest drive and his team-mate Mike Hardcastle winning the nearest the pin prize.
Allied Irish Bank helped sponsor the event and their area director John Wall deemed it a success.
He said: "We are proud to be associated with this premier event featuring premier people and I would like to think we are a premier bank."
Continental is celebrating eight successful years of service from Birmingham and their two daily flights not only give travellers better access to New York but also to destinations throughout the Americas via Continental's hub at Newark Liberty International Airport.
There are more than a million people living within one hour's drive of Birmingham International Airport who regularly travel to the USA by air and the launch of Continental's second daily flight in June last year was in response to strong traffic growth. n Laura Eastwood led the 32 qualifiers into the knockout phase of the English Women's Championship at Burnham and Berrow, Somerset.
The 21-year-old former English Girls champion, who now works part-time in a petrol station in Plymouth, posted a second round 72 to add to her opening 73 for a 36-hole total of 145.
She finished a stroke clear of Lincolnshire's Sophie Walker, the past English strokeplay champion, who in turn was a stroke in front of defending champion Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) and 16-year-old Kiran Matharu, of Cookridge Hall, Leeds.