Day 1 Walker Cup Pairings And Starting Times

ABERDEEN, Scotland (Sept. 9, 2011) -- Saturday’s pairings and starting times for foursomes (alternate-shot) and singles matches on Day 1 of the 43rd Walker Cup Match, being contested at the 6,873-yard, par-70 Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. (All times GMT, minus 5 hours for EDT)


9 a.m.: Peter Uihlein and Harris English (USA) vs. Tom Lewis and Michael Stewart (GB&I)

9:10 a.m.: Russell Henley and Kelly Kraft (USA) vs. Jack Senior and Andy Sullivan (GB&I)

9:20 a.m.: Nathan Smith and Blayne Barber (USA) vs. Paul Cutler and Alan Dunbar (GB&I)

9:30 a.m.: Patrick Cantlay and Chris Williams (USA) vs. Steven Brown and Stiggy Hodgson (GB&I)


1:45 p.m.: Peter Uihlein (USA) vs. Tom Lewis (GB&I)

1:55 p.m.: Jordan Spieth (USA) vs. Jack Senior (GB&I)

2:05 p.m.: Harris English (USA) vs. Andy Sullivan (GB&I)

2:15 p.m.: Patrick Rodgers (USA) vs. Rhys Pugh (GB&I)

2:25 p.m.: Russell Henley (USA) vs. Steven Brown (GB&I)

2:35 p.m.: Nathan Smith (USA) vs. James Byrne (GB&I)

2:45 p.m.: Kelly Kraft (USA) vs. Paul Cutler (GB&I)

2:55 p.m.: Patrick Cantlay (USA) vs. Michael Stewart (GB&I)

NOTE: One point is awarded for a victory. Each side receives a ½-point for any match that ends all square after 18 holes. The United States of America needs 13 points to retain the Walker Cup, while Great Britain and Ireland needs 13½ points to regain the Cup.

ABOUT THE The Walker Cup

The Walker Cup Match is a biennial 10-man amateur team competition between the USA and a team composed of players from Great Britain and Ireland and selected by The R&A. It is played over two days with 18 singles matches and eight foursomes (alternate-shot) matches.

The first United States Walker Cup Team, which in 1922 defeated the GB&I side, 8-4, at the National Golf Links of America, is considered among the best teams ever and included Francis Ouimet, Bob Jones, Charles “Chick” Evans and Jess Sweetser. Many of the game’s greatest players have taken part in Walker Cup competition, including U.S. Open champions Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth for the USA and Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose for Great Britain and Ireland.

The USA leads the overall series 35-8-1.

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