Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

US inflict heaviest Walker Cup defeat on GB&I in 20 years

US inflict heaviest Walker Cup defeat on GB&I in 20 years

All these guys are great on the team and I'm just glad we can come out with a win'. Singh Brar and Gregory have also played foursomes golf for their country. Moments later Doug Ghim, who lost the last two holes in the final of the US Amateur teammate Doc Redman, also finished with his fourth victory of the weekend.

The home side only need to claim a further five and a half points of the 14 available on Sunday to claim the trophy back from the defending champions Great Britain and Ireland.

Victory had become a formality by virtue of the lead the US had established from Saturday afternoon singles and Sunday morning foursomes.

Meanwhile, the morning foursomes session saw Morikwa and Xiong race to a convincing 8&7 victory over Ellis and Alfie Plant, the largest margin for an 18-hole match at the biennial amateur tournament.

The score was 11-5 by Sunday's afternoon singles which the United States of America won to reach the final score of 19-7.

However, Thornberry got the Americans going in the afternoon singles play with a dominating 6-and-5 victory over Paul McBride.

Jack Singh Brar - The Englishman won three out of four points, eventually losing to Masters low-amateur Stewart Hagestad.

Will Zalatoris and Cameron Champ of the United States had earlier won their foursomes match against David Boote and Jack Davidson 6 and 5, while Doug Ghim and Maverick McNealy beat Matthew Jordan and Robert MacIntyre 3 and 2.

McNealy, Ghim and Collin Monikawa all won their four matches over the two days, an unprecedented feat in a single event.

"It's been unbelievable. I'll never forget this week".

"I think it starts with the United States team getting that big trophy and that was our goal at the beginning of the week, and I'm so excited to be part of the 2017 winning Walker Cup team", he told the USGA. "It's the end of my amateur career, but it means so much more than that to me, it's been incredible". "Yeah, certainly I was disappointed that I didn't get the W at Riviera, but I played great and I just ran into a really tough competitor". "I wasn't really sure how nervous I would be, but, I don't know, I felt really comfortable from the first tee shot on and just kind of rode the wave".

"But I was really excited for the Walker Cup, and I really wanted to play well. The home team has had a huge advantage in the Walker Cups the last 20 years", he said.

"I guess back home we call it a bit of a hedgehog day", GB&I acting captain Andrew Ingram said.

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