1983 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1983 Walker Cup was the 29th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 26 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

Final Score: United States 13.5, Great Britain & Ireland 10.5

Dates Played: May 25-26, 1983

Location: Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Merseyside, England

Team Captains: Jay Sigel for the United States, Charlie Green for Great Britain & Ireland

Team Rosters:

  • USA — Nathaniel Crosby, Brad Faxon, Rick Fehr, William Hoffer, Jim Holtgrieve, Bob Lewis Jr., David Tentis, Billy Tuten, Willie Wood, Jay Sigel (playing captain)
  • GB&I — David Carrick, Stephen Keppler, Malcolm Lewis, George Macgregor, Lindsay Mann, Andrew Oldcorn, Philip Parkin, Arthur Pierse, Martin Thompson, Philip Walton
Notes: Team USA broke open a very closely contested competition by winning five of the final eight singles matches, turning an 8-8 tie going into the Day 2 singles into a three-point victory.

The teams were tied following the Day 1 foursomes, and tied again following the Day 2 foursomes. On the first day, the American side of Bob Lewis Jr. and Jim Holtgrieve scored a 7-and-6 win over GB&I's Malcolm Lewis and Martin Thompson. At the time, it was the largest winning margin in any 18-hole foursomes match in Walker Cup history (a record since broken).

The star of the match was GB&I's Andrew Oldcorn, who went 4-0-0 — the first time any GB&I player played the maximum four matches and won them all. Oldcorn's singles wins were over Billy Tuten and Holtgrieve.

Bob Lewis and Brad Faxon led the American side with three points each.

1983 Walker Cup Results

Day 1

Foursomes
  • George Macgregor/Philip Walton, GB&I, def. Jay Sigel/Rick Fehr, USA, 3 and 2
  • Willie Wood/Brad Faxon, USA, def. Stephen Keppler/Arthur Pierse, GB&I, 3 and 1
  • Bob Lewis/Jim Holtgrieve, USA, def. Malcolm Lewis/Martin Thompson, GB&I, 7 and 6
  • Lindsay Mann/Andrew Oldcorn, GB&I, def. William Hoffer/David Tentis, USA, 5 and 4
Score after first session: GB&I 2, USA 2

Singles

  • Philip Walton, GB&I, def. Jay Sigel, USA, 1-up
  • Rick Fehr, USA, def. Stephen Keppler, GB&I, 1-up
  • George Macgregor, GB&I, halved with Willie Wood, USA
  • Brad Faxon, USA, def. David Carrick, GB&I, 3 and 1
  • Andrew Oldcorn, GB&I, def. Billy Tuten, USA, 4 and 3
  • Philip Parkin, GB&I, def. Nathaniel Crosby, USA, 6 and 4
  • Bob Lewis, USA, def. Arthur Pierse, GB&I, 3 and 1
  • Lindsay Mann, GB&I, halved with Jim Holtgrieve, USA
Score of second session: USA 4.5, GB&I 3.5
Cumulative score after two sessions: USA 6.5, GB&I 5.5

Day 2

Foursomes
  • Nathaniel Crosby/William Hoffer, USA, def. George Macgregor/Philip Walton, GB&I, 2-up
  • Philip Parkin/Martin Thompson, GB&I, def. Brad Faxon/Willie Wood, USA, 1-up
  • Lindsay Mann/Andrew Oldcorn, GB&I, def. Bob Lewis/Jim Holtgrieve, USA, 1-up
  • Stephen Keppler/Arthur Pierse, GB&I, halved with Jay Sigel/Rick Fehr, USA
Score of third session: GB&I 2.5, USA 1.5
Cumulative score after three sessions: GB&I 8, USA 8

Singles

  • Philip Walton, GB&I, def. Willie Wood, USA, 2 and 1
  • Brad Faxon, USA, def. Philip Parkin, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Rick Fehr, USA, def. George Macgregor, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Billy Tuten, USA, def. Martin Thompson, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Lindsay Mann, GB&I, halved with David Tentis, USA
  • Bob Lewis, USA, def. Stephen Keppler, GB&I, 6 and 5
  • Andrew Oldcorn, GB&I, def. Jim Holtgrieve, USA, 3 and 2
  • Jay Sigel, USA, def. David Carrick, GB&I, 3 and 1
Score of fourth session: USA 5.5, GB&I 2.5
Overall and final score: USA 13.5, GB&I 10.5

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