1934 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1934 Walker Cup was the eighth time this competition was played. Following Team USA's win, the all-time standings were eight wins for the United States, zero wins for Team GB&I.

Final Score: United States 9, Great Britain & Ireland 2

Dates Played: May 11-12, 1934

Location: The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland

Team Captains: Francis Ouimet for the United States, Michael Scott for Great Britain & Ireland

Team Rosters:

  • USA — George Dunlap, Chandler Egan, Johnny Fischer, Johnny Goodman, Lawson Little, Max Marston, Gus Moreland, Jack Westland, Francis Ouimet (playing captain)
  • GB&I — Harry Bentley, Leonard Crawley, Eric Fiddian, Samuel McKinlay, Jack McLean, Eric McRuvie, Cyril Tolley, Tony Torrance, Roger Wethered, Michael Scott (playing captain)
Notes: Francis Ouimet captained Team USA for the second of six times here, but he played for USA for the last of eight times. Ouimet played in every Walker Cup from the first one in 1922 through this one. His eight playing appearances remained the USA record until Jay Sigel broke it in 1993.

And Ouimet went out a winner, beating Donald Crawley 5-and-4 in his singles match. That gave him a total of 11.5 points earned, the Walker Cup record (since broken) at the time.

The only highlight for Team GB&I was Tony Torrance's singles victory. It was the third of three Walker Cups in which Torrance was the sole GB&I winner in singles.

The playing captain for GB&I, Michael Scott, was the 1933 British Amateur winner. (American Lawson Little won the 1934 British Am.) Scott, aged 55 years, eight months and 11 days, still holds the all-time tournament record as the oldest player.

1934 Walker Cup Results

(Note that at this time in the tournament's history, halved matches resulted in zero points being awarded.)

Day 1 Foursomes

  • Johnny Goodman/Lawson Little, USA, def. Roger Wethered/Cyril Tolley, GB&I, 8 and 6
  • Eric McRuvie/Jack McLean, GB&I, def. Francis Ouimet/George Dunlap, USA, 4 and 2
  • Gus Moreland/Jack Westland, USA, def. Harry Bentley/Eric Fiddian, USA, 6 and 5
  • Chandler Egan/Max Marston, USA, def. Michael Scott/Sam McKinlay, GB&I, 3 and 2
Score after first session: USA 3, GB&I 1

Day 2 Singles

  • Johnny Goodman, USA, def. Michael Scott, GB&I, 7 and 6
  • Lawson Little, USA, def. Cyril Tolley, GB&I, 6 and 5
  • George Dunlap, USA, def. Jack McLean, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Francis Ouimet, USA, def. Leonard Crawley, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Johnny Fischer, USA, def. Eric Fiddian, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Tony Torrance, GB&I, def. Max Marston, USA, 4 and 3
  • Eric McRuvie, GB&I, halved with Jack Westland, USA
  • Gus Moreland, USA, def. Sam McKinlay, GB&I, 3 and 1
Score of second session: USA 6, GB&I 1
Overall and final score: USA 9, GB&I 2

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