2023 Walker Cup Winner, Match Scores

The Walker Cup is a biennial (every other year) competition for top amateur men golfers, one team representing Great Britain & Ireland, the other representing the United States. The 2023 Walker Cup was the 49th time the event was played. After Team USA's victory, the overall standings (the tournament dates to 1922) were 39 for the American side, nine wins for Team GB&I, with one tie.

Final Score: United States 14.5, Great Britain & Ireland 11.5

Dates played: September 2-3, 2023

Location: The Old Course at St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland

Team Captains: Mike McCoy for the United States; Stuart Wilson for Great Britain & Ireland

Team Rosters:

  • Team USA: David Ford, Gordon Sargent, Nick Dunlap, Caleb Surratt, Nick Gabrelcik, Austin Greaser, Stewart Hagestad, Ben James, Dylan Menante, Preston Summerhays. (Michael Thorbjornsen, originally named to the team, withdrew with a back injury.)
  • Team GB&I: James Ashfield, Jack Bigham, Barclay Brown, John Gough, Connor Graham, Alex Maguire, Matthew McClean, Liam Nolan, Mark Power, Calum Scott.

Match Notes: Gordon Sargent, who entered the 2023 Walker Cup at No. 1 in the world amateur rankings, went a perfect 4-0-0 to lead Team USA to the win. But the American side had to stage a rally in the final singles session to pull off the victory.

It was the four consecutive win for Team USA again Great Britain & Ireland. Team GB&I took a 3-point lead at the end of Day 1. But in the morning foursomes on Day 1, the Americans won three points to close their deficit to just one. Team USA then won seven of the available 10 points in the final singles session, winning six matches outright and halving two others.

One of GB&I's players was 16-year-old Connor Graham. Graham set a Walker Cup record for youngest golfer.

2023 Walker Cup Results

Day 1

  • Gordon Sargent/Dylan Menante, USA, def. Barclay Brown/Mark Power, 3 and 2
  • Calum Scott/Connor Graham, GB&I, def. Caleb Surratt/Ben James, USA, 3 and 2
  • Matt McClean/John Gough, GB&I, def. Preston Summerhays/David Ford, USA, 1-up
  • Alex Maguire/James Ashfield, GB&I, def. Nick Dunlap/Stewart Hagestad, USA, 1-up
Score after first session: GB&I 3, USA 1


  • Caleb Surratt, USA, def. Barclay Brown, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Calum Scott, GB&I, def. Nick Gabrelcik, USA, 2 and 1
  • Gordon Sargent, USA, def. Jack Bigham, GB&I, 1-up
  • Liam Nolan, GB&I, def. Austin Greaser, USA, 1-up
  • Mark Power, GB&I, def. David Ford, USA, 1-up
  • Preston Summerhays, USA, halved with Matt McClean, GB&I
  • Stewart Hagestad, USA, def. Alex Maguire, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • John Gough, GB&I, def. Nick Dunlap, USA, 6 and 5
Score of second session: GB&I 4.5, USA 3.5
Cumulative score after two sessions: GB&I 7.5, USA 4.5

Day 2

  • Caleb Surratt/Ben James, USA, def. John Gough/Matthew McLean, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Nick Dunlap/Gordon Sargent, USA, def. Connor Graham/Calum Scott, GB&I, 1-up
  • Preston Summerhays/Nick Gabrelcik, USA, def. James Ashfield/Alex Maguire, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Liam Nolan/Mark Power, GB&I, def. Dylan Menante/Austin Greaser, USA, 4 and 3

Score of third session: USA 3, GB&I 1
Cumulative score after three sessions: GB&I 8.5, USA 7.5


  • Caleb Surratt, USA, def. Calum Scott, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Nick Dunlap, USA, halved with Barclay Brown, GB&I
  • Stewart Hagestad, USA, def. Connor Graham, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Gordon Sargent, USA, def. John Gough, GB&I, 1-up
  • Preston Summerhays, USA, def. James Ashfield, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Dylan Menante, USA, halved with Matthew McClean, GB&I
  • Jack Bigham, GB&I, def. Nick Gabrelcik, USA, 3 and 2
  • Mark Power, GB&I, def. Ben James, USA, 1-up
  • Austin Greaser, USA, def. Liam Nolan, GB&I, 3 and 1
  • David Ford, USA, def. Alex Maguire, GB&I, 3 and 2
Score of fourth session: USA 7, GB&I 3
Cumulative and final score: USA 14.5, GB&I 11.5

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