2005 Walker Cup: USA By a Single Point

This was the 40th time the Walker Cup was played, and Team USA eked out a one-point victory. Following this result, the overall standings in tournament history were 32 wins by the United States, seven by GB&I and one tie.

Final Score: United States 12.5, Great Britain & Ireland 11.5

Dates Played: August 13-14, 2005

Location: Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Illinois

Team Captains: Garth McGimpsey (GB&I) and Bob Lewis (USA)

Team Rosters: GB&I — Rhys Davies, Robert Dinwiddie, Nigel Edwards, Oliver Fisher, Gary Lockerbie, Brian McElhinney, Richie Ramsay, Matthew Richardson, Lloyd Saltman, Gary Wolstenholme. USA — Matt Every, Anthony Kim, Brian Harman, J.B. Holmes, Billy Hurley III, Jeff Overton, Michael Putnam, Kyle Reifers, Nicholas Thompson, Lee Williams.

Notes: Following three consecutive losing Walker Cups, Team USA got back on the winning side here. ... The Americans led 6.5 to 5.5 following Day 1. On Day 2, that one-point margin held up, with the teams splitting both the Day 2 foursomes and singles sessions. ... Jeff Overton and Lee Williams were the final two Team USA golfers in the singles, and Overton beat Nigel Edwards, 1-up, while Williams dispatched Gary Lockerbie, 4 and 3. ... Oliver Wilson, of Team GB&I, became the first 16-year-old to play in the Walker Cup, breaking the record for youngest Walker Cup golfer.

Day 1 Results


  • Nigel Edwards/Rhys Davies, GB&I, halved with Anthony Kim/Brian Harman, USA
  • Lee Williams/Matthew Every, USA, def. Gary Lockerbie/Robert Dinwiddie, GB&I, 1-up
  • Jeff Overton/Michael Putnam, USA, def. Oliver Fisher/Matthew Richardson, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Richie Ramsay/Lloyd Saltman, GB&I, def. Kyle Reifers/Billy Hurley, USA, 4 and 3
  • Rhys Davies, GB&I, def. Matthew Every, USA, 4 and 3
  • Anthony Kim, USA, def. Gary Lockerbie, GB&I, 6 and 5
  • Jeff Overton, USA, def. Nigel Edwards, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Oliver Fisher, GB&I, def. Michael Putnam, 2-up
  • Matthew Richardson, GB&I, def. Nicholas Thompson, 5 and 4
  • Lloyd Saltman, GB&I, def. Billy Hurley, 1-up
  • J.B. Holmes, USA, def. Gary Wostenholme, GB&I, 1-up
  • Lee Williams, USA, def. Brian McIlhinney, GB&I, 2 and 1
Day 2 Results


  • Anthony Kim/Brian Harman, USA, def. Lloyd Saltman/Richie Ramsay, GB&I, 4 and 2
  • Rhys Davies/Nigel Edwards, GB&I, def. Matthew Every/Lee Williams, USA, 2 and 1
  • Nicholas Thompson/J.B. Holmes, USA, def. Oliver Fisher/Matthew Richardson, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Gary Lockerbie/Robert Dinwiddie, GB&I, def. Michael Putnam/Jeff Overton, USA, 5 and 3
  • Gary Wostenholme, GB&I, def. Anthony Kim, USA, 1-up
  • Brian Harman, USA, def. Rhys Davies, GB&I, 6 and 5
  • Oliver Fisher, GB&I, halved with Michael Putnam, USA
  • Robert Dinwiddie, GB&I, halved with Matthew Every, USA
  • Matthew Richardson, GB&I, def. J.B. Holmes, USA, 5 and 4
  • Lloyd Saltman, GB&I, def. Kyle Reifers, USA, 1-up
  • Jeff Overton, USA, def. Nigel Edwards, GB&I, 1-up
  • Lee Williams, USA, def. Gary Lockerbie, GB&I, 4 and 3

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