2011 Walker Cup: GB&I Edges USA

The 2011 Walker Cup was the 43rd time the tournament was played. Following the GB&I victory, the overall record in the event was 33 wins for Team USA, nine for Team GB&I, and one tie.

Final Score: Great Britain & Ireland 14, United States 12

Dates Played: September 10-11, 2011

Location: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland

Team Captains: Jim Holtgrieve (USA) and Nigel Edwards (GB&I)

Team Rosters: USA — Patrick Cantlay, Harris English, Russell Henley, Patrick Rodgers, Nathan Smith, Chris Williams, Peter Uihlein, Blayne Barber, Kelly Kraft, Jordan Spieth. GB&I — Steven Brown, James Byrne, Paul Cutler, Alan Dunbar, Stiggy Hodgson, Tom Lewis, Rhys Pugh, Jack Senior, Michael Stewart, Andy Sullivan.

Notes: Team GB&I held a 7-5 lead following Day 1 play, and won the opening foursomes session on Day 2 by a 3.5 to 0.5 tally. That made the overall score 10.5 to 5.5 for GB&I. ... Team USA rallied in the last singles session, winning five matches and 6.5 points, but it wasn't enough. ... 18-year-old Jordan Spieth was the only American not to suffer a loss, going 2-0-1. ... 17-year-old Rhys Pugh was 3-0-0 for GB&I.

Day 1 Results

Foursomes

  • Tom Lewis/Michael Stewart, GB&I, def. Peter Uihlein/Harris English, USA, 2 and 1
  • Jack Senior/Andy Sullivan, GB&I, def. Russell Henley/Kelly Kraft, USA, 2 and 1
  • Paul Cutler/Alan Dunbar, GB&I, def. Nathan Smith/Blayne Barber, USA, 5 and 4
  • Patrick Cantlay/Chris Williams, USA, def. Steven Brown/Stiggy Hodgson, GB&I, 5 and 3
Singles
  • Peter Uihlein, USA, def. Tom Lewis, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Jordan Spieth, USA, def. Jack Senior, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Harris English, USA, def. Andy Sullivan, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Rhys Pugh, GB&I, def. Patrick Rodgers, USA, 2 and 1
  • Steven Brown, GB&I, def. Russell Henley, USA, 1-up
  • James Byrne, GB&I, def. Nathan Smith, USA, 2 and 1
  • Paul Cutler, GB&I, def. Kelly Kraft, USA, 2 and 1
  • Patrick Cantlay, USA, def. Michael Stewart, GB&I, 2 and 1
Day 2 Results

Foursomes

  • Jordan Spieth/Patrick Rodgers, USA, halved with Tom Lewis/Michael Stewart, GB&I
  • Jack Senior/Andy Sullivan, GB&I, def. Peter Uihlein/Harris English, 3 and 2
  • Paul Cutler/Alan Dunbar, GB&I, def. Kelly Kraft/Blayne Barber, USA, 2 and 1
  • James Byrne/Rhys Pugh, GB&I, def. Patrick Cantlay/Chris Williams, USA, 5 and 3
Singles
  • Russell Henley, USA, def. Tom Lewis, GB&I, 4 and 2
  • Jordan Spieth, USA, def. Andy Sullivan, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Jack Senior, GB&I, halved with Nathan Smith, USA
  • Michael Stewart, GB&I, def. Patrick Rodgers, USA, 3 and 2
  • Peter Uihlein, USA, def. Stiggy Hodgson, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Blayne Barber, USA, halved with Steven Brown, GB&I
  • Rhys Pugh, GB&I, def. Kelly Kraft, USA, 2 and 1
  • Chris Williams, USA, def. Alan Dunbar, GB&I, 1-up
  • Harris English, USA, def. James Byrne, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • •Paul Cutler, GB&I, halved with Patrick Cantlay, USA
Players' W-L-T Records

USA
Jordan Spieth, 2-0-1
Patrick Cantlay, 2-1-1
Chris Williams, 2-1-0
Harris English, 2-2-0
Peter Uihlein, 2-2-0
Russell Henley, 1-2-0
Patrick Rodgers, 0-2-1
Nathan Smith, 0-2-1
Blayne Barber, 0-2-1
Kelly Kraft, 0-4-0

GB&I
Paul Cutler, 3-0-1
Rhys Pugh, 3-0-0
Jack Senior, 2-1-1
Michael Stewart, 2-1-1
James Byrne, 2-1-0
Alan Dunbar, 2-1-0
Andy Sullivan, 2-2-0
Steven Brown, 1-1-1
Tom Lewis, 1-2-1
Stiggy Hodgson, 0-2-0

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