1985 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1985 Walker Cup was the 30th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 27 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

Final Score: United States 13, Great Britain & Ireland 11

Dates Played: August 21-22, 1985

Location: Pine Valley Golf Club in Pine Valley, New Jersey

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

Team Rosters:

  • GB&I — Peter Baker, Cecil Bloice, David Gilford, George Macgregor, Paul Mayo, Peter McEvoy, Garth McGimpsey, Colin Montgomerie, Sandy Stephen
  • USA — Clark Burroughs, Jerry Haas, Bob Lewis Jr., Davis Love III, Mike Podolak, Sam Randolph, Randy Sonnier, Scott Verplank, Duffy Waldorf, Jay Sigel (playing captain)
Notes: A great foursomes session on Day 2 helped Team USA earn the close victory. The teams were deadlocked, 6-6, at the end of Day 1. But in the Day 2 foursomes, the American side won three matches and halved the other, earning 3.5 of the possible four points and taking a three-point lead.

And they needed that cushion because GB&I won the final singles session by a point. But in the end, that resulted in the two-point victory for Team USA. Scott Verplank went 3-0-1, earning 3.5 points to lead the U.S. side.

For the second consecutive Cup, Jay Sigel was playing-captain for Team USA. This is the most-recent Walker Cup in which a team captain also played in the matches.

1985 Walker Cup Results

Day 1

  • Scott Verplank/Jay Sigel, USA, def. Colin Montgomerie/George Macgregor, GB&I, 1-up
  • John Hawksworth/Garth McGimpsey, GB&I, def. Dunny Waldorf/Sam Randolph, USA, 4 and 3
  • Peter Baker/Peter McEvoy, GB&I, def. Randy Sonnier/Jerry Haas, USA, 6 and 5
  • Cecil Bloice/Sandy Stephen, GB&I, halved with Mike Podolak/Davis Love III, USA
Score after first session: GB&I 2.5, USA 1.5


  • Scott Verplank, USA, def. Garth McGimpsey, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Sam Randolph, USA, def. Paul Mayo, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • John Hawksworth, GB&I, halved with Randy Sonnier, USA
  • Jay Sigel, USA, def. Colin Montgomerie, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Peter McEvoy, GB&I, def. Bob Lewis, USA, 2 and 1
  • George Macgregor, GB&I, def. Clark Burroughs, USA, 2-up
  • Duffy Waldorf, USA, def. David Gilford, GB&I, 4 and 2
  • Sandy Stephen, GB&I, def. Jerry Haas, USA, 2 and 1
Score of second session: USA 4.5, GB&I 3.5
Cumulative score after two sessions: GB&I 6, USA 6

Day 2

  • Colin Montgomerie/Paul Mayo, GB&I, halved with Scott Verplank/Jay Sigel, USA
  • Sam Randolph/Jerry Haas, USA, def. John Hawksworth/Garth McGimpsey, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Bob Lewis/Clark Burroughs, USA, def. Peter Baker/Peter McEvoy, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Mike Podolak/Davis Love III, USA, def. Cecil Bloice/Sandy Stephen, GB&I, 3 and 2
Score of third session: USA 3.5, GB&I 0.5
Cumulative score after three sessions: USA 9.5, GB&I 6.5


  • Garth McGimpsey, GB&I, halved with Sam Randolph, USA
  • Scott Verplank, USA, def. Colin Montgomerie, GB&I, 1-up
  • John Hawksworth, GB&I, def. Jay Sigel, USA, 4 and 3
  • Davis Love III, USA, def. Peter McEvoy, GB&I, 5 and 3
  • Peter Baker, GB&I, def. Randy Sonnier, USA, 5 and 4
  • George Macgregor, GB&I, def. Clark Burroughs, USA, 3 and 2
  • Bob Lewis, USA, def. Cecil Bloice, GB&I, 4 and 2
  • Sandy Stephen, GB&I, def. Duffy Waldorf, USA, 2 and 1
Score of fourth session: GB&I 4.5, USA 3.5
Overall and final score: USA 13, GB&I 11

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