1987 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1987 Walker Cup was the 31st time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 28 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

Final Score: United States 16.5, Great Britain & Ireland 7.5

Dates Played: May 27-28, 1987

Location: Sunningdale Golf Club in Berkshire, England

Team Captains: Fred Ridley for the United States, Geoffrey Marks for Great Britain & Ireland

Team Rosters:

  • USA — Buddy Alexander, Billy Andrade, Chris Kite, Bob Lewis, Bill Loeffler, Len Mattiace, Bill Mayfair, Brian Montgomery, Jay Sigel, Jim Sorenson
  • GB&I — David Carrick, David Curry, Robert Eggo, Paul Girvan, George Macgregor, Paul Mayo, John McHenry, Colin Montgomerie, Jeremy Robinson, Graeme Shaw
Notes: The 9-point margin of victory stands as the most lopsided win by Team USA in any Walker Cup played on Team GB&I's home turf. It was the eighth consecutive win for the American side, a streak dating to the 1973 Walker Cup — but one that ended two years later in the 1989 Walker Cup.

Bob Lewis, making the last of his four playing appearances for Team USA (he later captained the squad), earned the maximum four points with a 4-0-0 record. Billy Mayfair went 3-0-0.

Another member of Team USA was Brian Montgomery, who was 18 years, 7 months and 28 days old — the youngest Walker Cup player in Team USA history to this point (a record later broken).

1987 Walker Cup Results

Day 1

Foursomes
  • Buddy Alexander/Billy Mayfair, USA, def. Colin Montgomerie/Graeme Shaw, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Chris Kite/Len Mattiace, USA, def. David Curry/Paul Mayo, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Bob Lewis/Bill Loeffler, USA, def. George Macgregor/Jeremy Robinson, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Jay Sigel/Billy Andrade, USA, def. John McHenry/Paul Girvan, GB&I, 3 and 2
Score after first session: USA 4, GB&I 0

Singles

  • David Curry, GB&I, def. Buddy Alexander, USA, 2-up
  • Billy Andrade, USA, def. Jeremy Robinson, GB&I, 7 and 5
  • Colin Montgomerie, GB&I, def. Jim Sorenson, USA, 3 and 2
  • Brian Montgomery, USA, def. John McHenry, GB&I, 1-up
  • Jay Sigel, USA, def. Bobby Eggo, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Bob Lewis, USA, def. Paul Girvan, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Billy Mayfair, USA, def. David Carrick, GB&I, 2-up
  • Graeme Shaw, GB&I, def. Chris Kite, USA, 1-up
Score of second session: USA 5, GB&I 3
Cumulative score after two sessions: USA 9, GB&I 3

Day 2

Foursomes
  • Bob Lewis/Bill Loeffler, USA, def. David Curry/David Carrick, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Chris Kite/Len Mattiace, USA, def. Colin Montgomerie/Graeme Shaw, GB&I, 5 and 3
  • Jim Sorenson/Brian Montgomery, USA, def. Paul Mayo/George Macgregor, B&I, 4 and 3
  • John McHenry/Jeremy Robinson, GB&I, def. Jay Sigel/Billy Andrade, USA, 4 and 2
Score of third session: USA 3, GB&I 1
Cumulative score after three sessions: USA 12, GB&I 4

Singles

  • Buddy Alexander, USA, def. David Curry, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Colin Montgomerie, GB&I, def. Billy Andrade, USA, 4 and 2
  • John McHenry, GB&I, def. Bill Loeffler, USA, 3 and 2
  • Graeme Shaw, GB&I, halved with Jim Sorenson, USA
  • Jeremy Robinson, GB&I, def. Len Mattiace, USA, 1-up
  • Bob Lewis, USA, def. David Carrick, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Billy Mayfair, USA, def. Bobby Eggo, GB&I, 1-up
  • Jay Sigel, USA, def. Paul Girvan, GB&I, 6 and 5
Score of fourth session: USA 4.5, GB&I 3.5
Overall and final score: USA 16.5, GB&I 7.5

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