1977 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1977 Walker Cup was the 26th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 23 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

Final Score: United States 16, Great Britain & Ireland 8

Dates Played: August 26-27, 1977

Location: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York

Team Captains: Sandy Saddler for Great Britain & Ireland, Lewis Oehmig for the United States

Team Rosters:

  • GB&I — Alan Brodie, John Davies, Peter Deeble, Ian Hutcheon, Michael Kelley, Sandy Lyle, Steve Martin, Peter McEvoy, Paul McKellar, Gordon Murray
  • USA — Mike Brannan, John Fought, Gary Hallberg, Vance Heafner, Lindy Miller, Fred Ridley, Bill Sander, Dick Siderowf, Jay Sigel, Scott Simpson
Notes: The U.S. fielded a team in which nine of the 10 players were Walker Cup rookies, but that didn't slow down the American race to victory. Team USA led 9-3 at the end of Day 1 and Team GB&I couldn't get any closer.

Two of those rookies, John Fought and Lindy Miller, were each a perfect 4-0-0, the third and fourth golfers in Walker Cup history to do that.

Another of those rookies was Jay Sigel, who last played in a Walker Cup in 1993. Sigel is Team USA's record-holder in playing appearances (9), and the Walker Cup's all-time record-holder in match wins (18) and points earned (20.5). He eventually played more matches than anyone else in tournament history, too, with 33, compiling an 18-10-5 record.

1977 Walker Cup Results

Day 1

Foursomes
  • John Fought/Vance Heafner, USA, def. Sandy Lyle/Peter McEvoy, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Scott Simpson/Lindy Miller, USA, def. John Davies/Michael Kelley, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Ian Hutcheon/Peter Deeble, GB&I, def. Dick Siderowf/Gary Hallberg, USA, 1-up
  • Jay Sigel/Mike Brannan, USA, def. Allan Brodie/Steve Martin, GB&I, 1-up
Score after first session: USA 3, GB&I 1

Singles

  • Lindy Miller, USA, def. Peter McEvoy, GB&I, 2-up
  • John Fought, USA, def. Ian Hutcheon, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Scott Simpson, USA, def. Gordon Murray, GB&I, 7 and 6
  • Vance Heafner, USA, def. John Davies, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Allan Brodie, GB&I, def. Bill Sander, USA, 4 and 3
  • Steve Martin, GB&I, def. Gary Hallberg, USA, 3 and 2
  • Fred Ridley, USA, def. Sandy Lyle, GB&I, 2-up
  • Jay Sigel, USA, def. Paul McKellar, GB&I, 5 and 4
Score of second session: USA 6, GB&I 2
Cumulative score after two sessions: USA 9, GB&I 3

Day 2

Foursomes
  • John Fought/Vance Heafner, USA, def. Ian Hutcheon/Peter Deeble, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Lindy Miller/Scott Simpson, USA, def. Peter McEvoy/John Davies, GB&I, 2-up
  • Allan Brodie/Steve Martin, GB&I, def. Dick Siderowf/Bill Sander, USA, 6 and 4
  • Gordon Murray/Michael Kelley, GB&I, def. Fred Ridley/Mike Brannan, USA, 4 and 3
Score of third session: GB&I 2, USA 2
Cumulative score after three sessions: USA 11, GB&I 5

Singles

  • Lindy Miller, USA, def. Steve Martin, GB&I, 1-up
  • John Fought, USA, def. John Davies, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Allan Brodie, GB&I, def. Bill Sander, USA, 2 and 1
  • Gary Hallberg, USA, def. Peter McEvoy, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Michael Kelley, GB&I, def. Dick Siderowf, USA, 2 and 1
  • Ian Hutcheon, GB&I, def. Mike Brannan, USA, 2-up
  • Fred Ridley, USA, def. Sandy Lyle, GB&I, 5 and 3
  • Jay Sigel, USA, def. Peter Deeble, GB&I, 1-up
Score of fourth session: USA 5, GB&I 3
Overall and final score: USA 16, GB&I 8

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