US retains Walker Cup with win at Royal Liverpool

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Scotland Scott Sandy was the leading scorer for GB&I with two victories in singles and half a point in foursome

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

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

The Americans then dominated the afternoon singles and won eight of the 10 games.

And they managed to win their first victory here since 2007 when John Augenstein defeated the English Thomas Plumb 4 & 3.

A fighting half of the Scottish duo Euan Walker and Sandy Scott in the four had ensured that GB&I had a slender advantage in the singles, in which all 10 players stood from both sides.

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

Tom Sloman from England also won his match, with two holes off Steven Fisk in the last match, but by the time he finished, the American parties were already in full swing.

Analysis

By Iain Carter, BBC Golf Correspondent

The American team, led by Captain Nathanial Crosby, had a greater depth that manifested itself, especially at Hoylake & # 39; s nine nine.

The US had more stamina late on Saturday and during the last day's play. If GB&I had rammed the promising position they had earned mid-Saturday afternoon, it could have been different.

The US has been clawed back despite some encouraging home screenings. The English Conor Gough, who has just turned 17, looks great.

Sandy Scott of Nairn also has a temperament to suggest that he will become a much better-known name in the future. His 4 & 3 win over Brandon Wu was the striking singles performance on the last day.

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