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USA retain Walker Cup with win at Royal Liverpool

USA retain Walker Cup with win at Royal Liverpool

The United States came from behind to defeat Great Britain and Ireland 15.5-10.5 and win the Walker Cup.

GB&I led 7-5 after day one at Royal Liverpool, but the visitors narrowed the gap after the morning foursomes to a single point.

The Americans then dominated the afternoon singles, winning eight of the 10 matches.

And they secured their first win over here since 2007 when John Augenstein beat England's Thomas Plumb 4&3.

A battling half from Scottish duo Euan Walker and Sandy Scott in the foursomes had ensured GB&I took a slender advantage going into the singles, which featured all 10 players from both sides.

But the leaderboard was quickly a sea of red. Scott won his second singles of the weekend with a fine 4&3 victory over Brandon Wu, but there was not enough support.

Tom Sloman of England also won his match, by two holes over Steven Fisk in the last game out, but by the time he had finished, US celebrations were already well under way. 

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