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The Walker Cup: The United States wins morning Foursomes to cut into the lead
03 Sep 2023
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

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Gordon Sargent and Nick Dunlap celebrate after their win (USGA Photo)
Gordon Sargent and Nick Dunlap celebrate after their win (USGA Photo)

Coming into the second day of the 49th Walker Cup at The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, the United States knew they had to make up some ground.

In the morning Foursomes Session, they did just that.

The United States won the morning session 3-1 to cut their 7 1/2 to 4 1/2 point deficit to just 8 1/2 to 7 1/2 heading into the ten Sunday Singles matches.

Gordon Sargent, the number one amateur in the world, has led the United States with his 3-0 record. Sargent and Nick Dunlap defeated Connor Graham and Calum Scott 1-up, while Caleb Surratt and Ben James defeated John Gough and Matthew McClean 2&1.

Gough and Scott both went 2-0 yesterday, while Gough won his singles match 6&5 over Dunlap.

Preston Summerhays and Nick Gabrelcik kept the United States momentum going, defeating James Ashfield and Alex Maguire 1-up.

GB&I broke the tie on the final Foursome match, with Liam Nolan and Mark Power defeating North Carolina teammates Austin Greaser and Dylan Menante 4&3.

Check back later for a full recap of the 49th Walker Cup.

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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.

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