1999 Walker Cup: GB&I 15, USA 9

Team Great Britain & Ireland defeated Team USA for just the fifth time in tournament history at the 1999 Walker Cup. After the GB&I victory, the overall standings were 31 wins for Team USA, five for Team GB&I, and one tie.

Final Score: Great Britain & Ireland 15, United States 9

Dates Played: Sept. 11-12, 1999

Location: Nairn Golf Club in Nairn, Scotland

Team Captains: Danny Yates (USA) and Peter McEvoy (GB&I)

Team Rosters: USA — Jonathan Byrd, David Gossett, Hunter Haas, Tim Jackson, Matt Kuchar, Edward Loar, Tom McKnight, John Miller, Bryce Molder, Steve Scott. GB&I — Paul Casey, Luke Donald, Simon Dyson, Paddy Gribben, Lorne Kelly, David Patrick, Philip Rowe, Graeme Storm, Gary Wolstenholme.

Notes: Team USA held a 7-5 lead following the end of Day 1, the Walker Cup was tied at 8-8 after Day 2's foursomes session. But Team GB&I dominated the final singles session, winning seven out of eight matches. GB&I won Day 2 by a 10-2 score.

Paul Casey and Luke Donald were the leaders for GB&I. They partnered one another to two foursomes wins, and each won two singles matches. Casey and Donald both finished with perfect 4-0-0 records.

Day 1 Results

Foursomes

  • Hunter Haas/John Miller, USA, def. Graham Rankin/Graeme Storm, GB&I, 1-up
  • Paul Casey/Luke Donald, GB&I, def. Jonathan Byrd/Steve Scott, USA, 5 and 3
  • David Gossett/Tim Jackson, USA, def. Paddy Gribben/Lorne Kelly, GB&I, 3 and 1
  • Philip Rowe/Gary Wolstenholme, GB&I, def. Matt Kuchar/Bryce Molder, USA, 1-up
Singles
  • Edward Loar, USA, def. Graham Rankin, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Luke Donald, GB&I, def. Tom McKnight, USA, 4 and 3
  • Hunter Haas, USA, def. Graeme Storm, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Paul Casey, GB&I, def. Steve Scott, USA, 4 and 3
  • Jonathan Byrd, USA, def. David Patrick, GB&I, 6 and 5
  • Simon Dyson, GB&I, halved with David Gossett, USA
  • Paddy Gribben, GB&I, halved with Bryce Molder, USA
  • Tim Jackson, USA, def. Lorne Kelly, GB&I, 3 and 1
Day 2 Results

Foursomes

  • Graham Rankin/Graeme Storm, GB&I, def. Edward Loar/Tom McKnight, USA, 4 and 3
  • Hunter Haas/John Miller, USA, def. Simon Dyson/Paddy Gribben, GB&I, 1-up
  • Paul Casey/Luke Donald, GB&I, def. David Gossett/Tim Jackson, USA, 1-up
  • Philip Rowe/Gary Wolstenholme, GB&I, def. Matt Kuchar/Bryce Molder, USA, 4 and 3
Singles
  • Graham Rankin, GB&I, def. Steve Scott, USA, 1-up
  • Edward Loar, USA, def. Simon Dyson, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Paul Casey, GB&I, def. John Miller, USA, 3 and 2
  • Graeme Storm, GB&I, def. Jonathan Byrd, USA, 1-up
  • Luke Donald, GB&I, def. Bryce Molder, USA, 3 and 2
  • Philip Rowe, GB&I, def. Matt Kuchar, USA, 1-up
  • Paddy Gribben, GB&I, def. Hunter Haas, USA, 3 and 2
  • Gary Wolstenholme, GB&I, def. David Gossett, USA, 1-up

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